German tuners Hofele Design have come up with an understated package for the A8 saloon.
When it comes to large sedans, it's becoming increasingly apparent that German aftermarket companies are playing a game of one-upmanship with a glut of tuning packages coming to the fore. One of the latest has come from tuning house Hofele Design, which has tuned the Audi A8 sedan (D4 series) and dubbed it the SR8. A nice blend of performance modifications have been made, starting with a body kit that has sexed up the exterior.
Consisting of a front bumper complete with RS5 mesh inserts for the grille, a newly shaped rear apron with diffuser and space for quad tailpipes, side skirts and a boot lid spoiler; carbon-fiber accents for the rear diffuser and mirror housing are an additional option. Under the hood, there's been an ECU upgrade lifting the 4.2-liter V8 petrol engine's output from 372 to 390hp and the equivalent diesel engine from 350 to 390hp; whilst the interior has been nicely enhanced in two-tone leathers with contrasting stitches in addition to some areas benefiting from stylish Alcantara covering.
A new set of 5-spoke 20-, 21- and 22-inch alloys are also available, and an electronic lowering module has been added giving drivers the option of adjusting ride height at speeds of up to 44mph. Prices and the date of availability are yet to be released.