Audi has revealed an armored version of its new A8L, called (inventively) the A8L Security. Developed and built in-house at a secure location—yes, really—where employee cell phone use was strictly banned, the A8L Security is touted as offering the highest level of occupant protection available to people whose names don’t begin with “President of the United States.”
Audi’s A8 L Security Sedan looks like any other no-nonsense vehicle out of Germany.
Its based on Audi’s A8 luxury sedan, the L Security model features all the personal safeguards a high profile individual could want. Underneath the vehicle’s beefed up skin resides a modified production body, with aluminum as the dominant material.
The Audi A8 is a four-door, full-size, luxury sedan car manufactured and marketed by the German automaker Audi since 1994. Succeeding the Audi V8, and now in its third generation, the A8 has been offered with both front- or permanent all-wheel drive—and in short- and long-wheelbase variants. The first two generations employed the Volkswagen Group D platform, with the current generation deriving from the MLB platform. After the original model's 1994 release, Audi released the second generation in late 2002, and the third and current iteration in late 2009.
Notable for being the first mass-market car with an aluminium chassis, all A8 models have used this construction method co-developed with Alcoa and marketed as the Audi Space Frame.
A mechanically-upgraded, high-performance version of the A8 debuted in 1996 as the Audi S8. Produced exclusively at Audi's Neckarsulm plant, unlike the donor A8 model, the S8 has been available only in short-wheelbase form and is fitted standard with Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.
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