Showcased earlier at IAA 2015 in Frankfurt, the 2016 Audi A8 L Security is the armoured version of Audi’s flagship luxury sedan, the Audi A8 L. Price starts from INR 9.15 crore, ex-showroom, New Delhi.
There’s no faffing around when the vehicle in question is this serious. With each door weighing in at a whopping 160 kilos, it’s not an easy job to operate the doors, and most importantly the heavy duty car unless you were appropriately trained. For this, a mandatory 1-week training is conducted to ensure the driver learns to handle to the car, manoeuvre it as required, and be able to evade if such a situation arises.
The front facing sensor camera isn’t only capturing all that passes in its line of sight, but it can detect arms and ammunition. So, clearly trying to attack from up-front is a bit of a stupid idea. And while this may sound like a film stunt, it’s possible to blast a door and vacate the car if need be. Keeping in mind its value, and price tag, here’s a toy that can be decorated as desired aka customisation.
India already has a 2016 Audi A8 L Security customer. We can’t tell who it is because we don’t know. Satellite communication and tracking ensures an occupant is never deserted. If an occupant feels threatened by the driver or needs to section themselves, the back seat permits that.
Audi A8 L Security can tackle maximum payload of 600 kgs which is best in its class while both chassis and Quattro permanent all-wheel drive are specially designed to cater to the hefty demands of high security.
2016 Audi A8 L Security is produced in partnership with Neckarsulm plant, at a highly secured top secret factory. The 2016 Audi R8 L is seen with increased resistance in class VR9, as against resistance class of VR7 as seen in its earlier counterpart. 2016 Audi A8 L Security is now able to protect occupants from light machine gun firing besides it can withstand explosive charges like IEDS, tank shells and AK-47 fire.
2016 Audi A8 L Security will be powered by a 500 bhp W12 engine which will electronically limit speeds to 210 kmph. It’s seen with run flat tyres, ultra thickened glass and aramid fabrics while high tech aluminium alloy wheels and hot formed steel armour is offered as standard. No matter what, you’re going to bulldoze forward even under siege.