If you want to stand out from the crowd, then the Audi S8 Talladega is the perfect vehicle. Designed by MTM, the S8 Talladega celebrates company’s 25th anniversary and as a result, only 25 units will be built. Each unit will be powered the same 4.0-liter V8 engine found on the standard vehicle, which was boosted from 520 hp (382 kW) and 650 Nm of torque to a staggering 760 hp (559 kW) and 945 Nm of torque.
MTM also modified the gearbox software in order to set the shifting points at 7000 rpm and according to the company, the S8 Talladega is capable to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.48 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.51 seconds, while top speed is 325 km/h or 201 mph.
MTM says that the vehicle can be even faster but the road-legal tyres limit the top speed. The tuning company says that the carbon and ceramic brakes on the front and rear axle can safely stop the S8 even at higher speeds.
When configured for fast laps on the Nardo Ring, the S8 Talladega is able to achieve a top speed of 350 km/h or 217 mph. The standard Audi S8 is priced at 115,000 euros, but the S8 Talladega will be more expensive as the tuning company installed new hardware and software for the engine, such as the MTM M-Cantronic + V-Cantronic including turbocharger, a new MTM 4-pipe stainless steel exhaust system.
The modifications cost a whooping 35,000 euros. In addition, MTM offers the F-Cantronic II for 2,200 euros, in order to lower the air-sprung chassis, while the 21-inch Bimoto wheels cost 6,300 euros.
Visual changes include a new aerodynamic kit with a high carbon content and cost 15,000 euros, while the interior package will cost you 1,000 euros. Total price of the vehicle is 189,708 euros.