Audi A8 Horch Takes A Virtual Swing At The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

It was only a matter of time before someone decided to act on Audi‘s rumored revival of the Horch nameplate and try and guess what such a car would look like. The first that has come to our attention is AllCarNews, who shared their vision on Instagram.

The digital suit worn by the A8 adds a dual-tone paintjob and retro-styled wheels. The car also sports a modified rear bumper, special logos on the C pillars and upper part of the boot lid, and slightly revised rear lights.

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Renderings aside, Audi has already announced plans for “a new, especially luxurious and prestigious derivative” of the A8 last month during its annual general meeting – but failed to provide further information.

Nonetheless, it was only last fall when a report claimed that they might revive the Horch nameplate to be used on a posher version of the flagship sedan. It should be powered by the twin-turbo, W12 engine, yet a V8 version will allegedly be offered later on. Given the high-end spec, performance and size of the car, it will inevitably challenge the likes of the new Bentley Flying Spur and Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.

No official time frame has been provided for the unveiling of the range-topping A8, but, according to the initial report, it could happen in 2020 or 2021. By then, the outgoing A8 will have been facelifted, and a second rendering, coming from the same source, gives it a shot at imagining what the updated iteration could look like.


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