Car wise, the star of the 1998 movie “Ronin” is the 1998 Audi S8, specifically requested by driving expert, Larry (Skip Sudduth). Also per his request, the S8 is fitted with a bottle of nitrous. The standard S8 produced 335hp via a 4.2 liter V-8. It reached 60 mph in just over 5 seconds, and with Audi’s signature quarto all-wheel drive it was the perfect car to chase down a valuable briefcase while driving on narrow city streets, and steep dirt roads.
This Audi S8 is then used to escape, and later chase, the apparent bad guys. In the process, Larry has the car doing lurid four-wheel slides in Paris, blasting full-throttle on the narrow back streets of Nice and — fitting given the S8’s all-wheel drive — catching big air off dirt humps.
Starring Robert DeNiro, Ronin is a highbrow action movie that features some of the best car chases ever filmed. At the beginning of the movie, wheelman Larry is asked what kind of car he needs for an upcoming mercenary mission and he replies “Something very fast. Audi S8, something that can shove a bit”.