The V8 S was introduced as a more sporting alternative to the V8, it gets more power now up to 521BHP, 10mm lower suspension, spring rates increased by 45% at the front & 33% at the rear With stiffer anti roll bars. It's performance improves giving 0-62MPH in just 4.5 sec. & a top speed of 192MPH. The revised steering gives more precision & the traction control dial has been turned a little more to fun. Select sport & the gears are held unto longer in auto mode but in manual mode gear selection is sharper & the throttle more sensitive. Importantly when required it is also more refined with a significant improvement in fuel consumption.