Three cars with 600 horsepower each...yes!
Audi just announced its lineup for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, and damn if it isn’t a powerful one. The automaker won’t be revealing any new models or concepts that we know of but will be bringing three cars each with 600 horsepower. The marquee model is the 2017 Audi R8, which will be making its US auto show debut in Los Angeles. As reported earlier the R8 will feature two engine setups: A 5.2-liter V10 will sit in both and kick out 540 horsepower in its base form and 610 horses in V10 Plus guise.
Noticeably absent from that engine lineup is a five-cylinder model, which is rumored to be coming to Audi’s flagship supercar soon. Another model bound for the show is the RS7 Performance, which we talked about a short while ago. The performance variant will be more powerful than a standard RS7, with the former checking in at 540 horses while the new trim gets 605 horsepower. In addition to a stronger engine Audi promises design differentiation so that people will know your RS7 Performance is better than their base RS7 on sight alone. The final model to hit the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show is the S8 Plus, which we called a sucker punch for both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.
The S8 Plus will push 605 horsepower out of its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and could hit 190 mph upon customer request. Needless to say we’re excited to see this embarrassment of high-powered riches once the 2015 LA Auto Show begins.