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P85+ vs. Audi S8

Discussion in 'Model S' started by achaar, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. achaar

    achaar Member

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    So I am replacing my 2008 Audi S8 with a P85+. Just came back from picking up the Model S, and I have to say, Holy Crap!!! The S8 is no slouch, and until this morning, a fantastic and fun car, with plenty of grunt. I had thought of keeping both, but no more. The instant response, the immediate Tesla grin, ... unbelievable. Wasn't sure how much I would miss the Audi, but I have to say after driving the Model S for about an hour, not much. I will give some more direct comparisons soon.

    In the mean time, need to clean up the S8 for sale. Anyone looking for one?
     
  2. Oreo

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    I allways wanted an S6/8 or a similar kind. My problem is they are taxed beyond any reason in my country, and I'd get the maintainance+fuel costs on top. For me it's a nobrainer (with no taxes on the TMS, it's like selling water in the desert).

    Thankyou for your input, it makes me more confortable with my P+ choice.

    Would you say you would go for a TMS P85+ over your S8 even if running costs would be the same for both cars?
    If I understood you correctly, you would?
     
  3. fiksegts

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    congrats on the P85+! let's see the two race!
     
  4. achaar

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    Dont get me wrong, the S8 is an awesome car. The P85+ has such instant go, it makes you forget ICE'd cars. Still giddy, so give me a few days and I will give a more thorough comparison.

     
  5. B-Chicago

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    I just traded out of a 2008 S6 (V-10 engine 435 hp). The S6 was incredibly fast, but the P85 is a whole new kind of speed. I can't speak for the +, but the P85 is a significant step up on acceleration at all speed levels. I do miss the S6 seats though. I think Audi performance seats are still the best.
     

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