Thursday, October 13, 2011

Audi A8 (D4) SR 8 by Hofele-Design 2011 Performance & Features

 2011 Audi A8 D4 SR 8 by Hofele-Design

Hofele Design has presented a similar but less powerful tuning package for the latest Audi A8 saloon [D4 series]. The German company's offering is called "SR 8" and it includes both styling and performance modifications.

2011 Audi A8 D4 SR 8 by Hofele-Design up front view

Dubbed the SR 8, the model has an aggressive body kit with a new front bumper with RS5 mesh inserts for the grille and a rear diffuser. There's also a trunk-mounted spoiler, a sports exhaust system and a variety of 20- and 22-inch alloy wheels. Lastly, a suspension lowering module reduces the ride height up to 40mm at speeds less than 70 km/h (43 mph).

Inside, the cabin can be equipped with two-tone seats, carbon fiber trim and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel.

2011 Audi A8 D4 SR 8 by Hofele-Design crew area

As an option, Hofele Design offers carbon-fibre accents for the mirror housing and the rear diffuser.

Under the hood, the tuner offers an ECU upgrade that lifts the 4.2-liter V8 petrol engine's output from 372HP to 390HP, and the 4.2-liter diesel from 350HP to 390HP and sensational 900 NM..

2011 Audi A8 D4 SR 8 by Hofele-Design engine cabinet2011 Audi A8 D4 SR 8 by Hofele-Design side view

Part of the Hofele program for the Audi A8 D4 is a variety of alloy wheels in the sizes from 9J x 20″ up to 10J x 22″.

2011 Audi A8 D4 SR 8 by Hofele-Design rear view

Indulge yourself a bit more driving pleasure with the engine tuning by Hofele-Design. The engine software optimisation reveilles the unused reserves of the strong A8 engines.

The electronic speed-related lowering module ETS lowers the Audi A8 with air suspension up to 40mm. The system is only active on speeds under 70 km/h, on speeds over 70 km/h the system is deactivated to give the chassis its full comfort and security.


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