Owning an Audi S8
‘I’ve only had it three months,’ says S8 owner Dean Smith. ‘I’d been looking for an S8 for quite a while but couldn’t find a decent one, so I had two A8 2.8s.
‘This one is a Final Edition, which came in four colours. I know of only one other Misano Red S8. Oddly, despite being run-out models, Audi didn’t spec them up – it doesn’t even have the auto-dipping mirrors my 2.8s had. I looked at the service history and the condition, and it didn’t need much doing to it.
‘We had a meet in June with people coming from Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany, and the Germans voted this as the best example they’d ever seen. I initially thought it would be a daily driver but now I just use it at weekends – it needs to be preserved in this condition.
‘I’ve added a hidden Bluetooth kit so I can stream Spotify and take phone calls, and fitted wheel spacers just to make it look a bit beefier.’