Audi A8L Security Price & Review
There exist people on this planet who not only need a top of the range luxury car, but want it to be fully secured from every conceivable threat out there. Such a car wraps its security paraphernalia in the choicest of leather and delivers the best of both worlds.
Features of Audi A8L Security
The Audi A8L Security is a super luxury and sporty sedan which has been designed to be a showpiece of extravagance. Wherever you look in the car, finest of materials will stare back. Every feature you can think of in a car has been fitted in the vehicle.
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The A8L is very engaging to drive, has a long options list and probably has the best multi-functional seats in the back. Now there are people who, because of their importance, need protection while they move around and to answer their special needs, Audi has come up with the A8L Security.
Audi builds the A8L at a high security factory, which makes the car very unique and one of its kind. Every step in the production process is documented and counter checked and signed by the employee concerned, and this means that the entire production run is documented for the owner to go through and also for the purpose of not having overlooked anything essential.
It is because quality in the A8L Security is not about just being exclusive but because it is a necessity. Though the outer shell of the basic Audi A8L is retained, a variety of protective material is used on the underneath of the surface to make the car a virtual fortress on wheels.
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The Audi A8L Security can protect its occupants from Kalashnikov AK47 7.62x39mm bullets fired at it from a distance of 20metres. The glass used for the windows and windshields in the car is multilayered while the fully armoured cabin is made of ceramics, special aluminum alloys, aramide and high-strength steel. All this to ensure that no projectile can get through and that includes the after effects of a bomb blast.
The Audi A8L Security has sensors fitted which warn and control any condition happening on the outside of the car. For instance, if there is fire on the outside of the car, sensors will automatically deploy a fire extinguisher to douse the flames.
There are even more advanced sensors which can see what the human eye can’t. For example, if there is a gas attack, the sensors will ascertain that the air is not breathable and it will at once trigger a system, which releases oxygen in the cabin and this will result in the passengers being able to breathe properly and also create a difference between the pressure inside and outside the car, which will not allow the contaminated air getting inside.
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There is an unique Audi-patented get away system to be used during emergencies. It is to be used in the eventuality of the doors not opening. What the system does is to blow away the doors off their hinges, allowing the occupants to escape from the car.
You must be wondering that the weakest link in the car would be the tyres. Far from it. The 255/720 R490 117 H tyres fitted to the Audi A8L Security are tyres in tyres and even if they are fully deflated, the car can still drive at speeds up to 80kmph. There are a host of other features which the car comes fitted with or can be ordered by individual owners and then there are some features which are so secretive that Audi only shares details about them with customers.
As the car is unlike any other in the Audi range, the A8L Security comes fitted with the best in engine and other fittings. Providing power to the A8L Security is a massive 6300cc W12 engine which is capable of a prodigious output of 500bhp @ 6200rpm and very healthy torque output of 625Nm @ 4750rpm.
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All this power is channeled to the tyres by a eight-speed triptronic automatic gearbox. The car is also fitted with the famed quattro all wheel drive system. The A8L Security is capable of touching speeds in excess of 210kmph while it can accelerate from 0-100kmph in only 7.3 seconds.
Other systems like the brakes and the adaptive air suspension have been re-tuned to handle the increase in the mass of the car and similarly other fittings have also been bolstered.
Sum up & Price of Audi A8L Security
The Audi A8L means business and there are very few cars out there which are so well protected.
Dressed in a tuxedo but capable of taking on the harshest conditions out there, the Audi A8L is designed to keep its occupants alive in almost all conditions, while it is doing this it also pampers them with sumptuous luxury which is second to none. The Audi A8L Security is available in India at a price of Rs 1.26 crore.