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      11-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I don't get why the Audi S8 is quicker in straight line than the M5. Obviously on a track the S8's heaviness is a disadvantage and there is no comparison between these two, but why is it so quick? Oh, by the way, its engine is underrated by 60hp (520hp=580hp) and a bit of torque too.

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Hi everyone,

I don't get why the Audi S8 is quicker in straight line than the M5. Obviously on a track the S8's heaviness is a disadvantage, but why is it so quick? Oh, by the way, its engine is underrated by 60hp (520hp=580hp) and a bit of torque too.

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Better traction from a standstill.
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Hi everyone,

I don't get why the Audi S8 is quicker in straight line than the M5. Obviously on a track the S8's heaviness is a disadvantage, but why is it so quick? Oh, by the way, its engine is underrated by 60hp (520hp=580hp) and a bit of torque too.

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Better traction from a standstill.
It's very heavy though!
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for me, the only Audi car (other than the R8) that worth a second look is RS6/7/8
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for me, the only Audi car (other than the R8) that worth a second look is RS6/7/8
is there a RS8? heard rs7 will be the top in this generation
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for me, the only Audi car (other than the R8) that worth a second look is RS6/7/8
If the S8 does 0-60 in 3.5 secs, than the RS6 should be faster... If not the S8 would be stepping on the RS6's toes. So... I guess that we should watch out for the RS6!!!
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is there a RS8? heard rs7 will be the top in this generation
Don't believe Audi has ever made an RS8.

RS6 was always top dog in the RS line.

An RS7 would be just sick.
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for me, the only Audi car (other than the R8) that worth a second look is RS6/7/8
If the S8 does 0-60 in 3.5 secs, than the RS6 should be faster... If not the S8 would be stepping on the RS6's toes. So... I guess that we should watch out for the RS6!!!
The funniest thing is, the S8 is the fastest car Audi has to offer right now. At least when not counting the R8.
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