Audi Custom-Made a 20-feet Limousine for an Unknown European Buyer
Audi custom-made a 20-foot long, 6-door limousine for an unnamed buyer from Europe. The vehicle is an extended version of their flagship, the luxurious Audi A8 L executive model.
The German auto maker announced its one-of-a-kind production and its specifications. The company explained that the extended Audi A8 L is almost 20-foot long, weighs 5,331 pounds, has six seats and six doors. The luxury vehicle uses an Audi Space Frame design made almost entirely of aluminium, making the model's body weight low.
With that physical features, the extended Audi A8 L is about 3.6 feet longer than the original A8 L model. Another distinctive feature that makes the limousine different than the others is that the four rear seats do not face one another. All the six seats are facing forward, as per the owner's request, as reported by Mashable.
According to Car and Driver, the third-row seats also includes a cooler, an entertainment screen, and a special center console. All the seats are covered in top quality Valcona Leather, Audi's top-of-range material. The limousine's rider can also enjoy a 7.9-feet long glass panel roof with individual sun screens above each row.
Furthermore, Audi explained that for the special customized version the engineers "extended the side sills and center tunnel using extruded aluminium sections." Also, the passenger compartment in the vehicle is separated from the luggage compartment using a double rear bulkhead, as unveiled by the auto maker.
Even though Audi revealed the vehicle's specifications and impressive interior, the car maker did not disclose the identity of the limousine's buyer. It's known that the customer is European, and is surely very rich. Audi said that the owner made a special request to the customized vehicle. The extended A8L's price is also not revealed, but the original A8 L itself costs more than $81,000 so it probably costs a lot more than that amount.
The special limousine does not have Audi's latest V8, but instead it has the forced-induction petrol V6. As reported by Jalopnik, it has the 3.0-liter supercharged TFSI V6 with 310 horsepower. It enables the big vehicle to go from zero to 62 mph in just 7.1 seconds.
German automaker Audi made a customized, special extended version of its A8 L model. The built-by-request limousine has several distinctive features that differ the vehicle with the original model, including six seats all facing forward, bigger glass panel, and improved exterior material. It was specially made for a mysterious European buyer.