Travel peacefully aboard the Audi A8 L Security 2014

Audi introduced its A8 L Security model, the armored version of its flagship aimed at a market segment that requires a powerful car with a high level of protection. With a car such as this and Express Insurance, you can really drive 100% peacefully. The specimen is slightly longer than the regular production model and boasts a wheelbase of 3,122mm, compared to the 2,992mm for the standard version. The total length of this colossal sedan is 5,270mm. The newly redesigned A8 L Security model has two options for lighting lamps: LED or the innovative LED Matrix. Additionally it is equipped with side windows multi-laminated with glass inner polycarbonate sheets.

Furthermore, both the wheels and tires are special for this car. The thickness profile of Michelin Pilot Primacy hidden interior rings made ​​of a special polymer allowing vehicles up to 80 km/h even if deflated. Despite being an armored car, the Audi A8 L Security has an aluminum body, making it the lightest armored car in its segment. The Audi A8 L Security has been subjected to demanding tests of resistance to bullets. Many of its components are manufactured by hand by a team of skilled workers which requires an average of 450 hours to install all protective elements to the chassis. Once the process is complete the vehicle returns to the conventional production line to continue the assembly process.

Audi A8 L Security 2014 front

Audi A8 L Security 2014 front

Regarding the protection it offers, the Audi A8 L Security has been officially certified by the German Ballistics Test Center of Munich according to BRV 2009 standards and complies with the class VR 7 protection. The doors and windows are fire resistant to ammunition less than the standard NATO caliber, that is, less than 45 mm. However, some parts of the vehicle comply with the class VR 9 and VR 10. The blast protection has been tested according to the ERV 2010 guidelines. The bottom of the chassis has a protection of high strength aluminum to withstand attacks with hand grenades for military use. You might even repel an explosive charge without endangering the lives of the occupants. In the trunk it has an isolated box for communications within an aluminum frame with ceramic doors. Inside it has computers, communication systems, an extra battery and other major components.

Audi A8 L Security 2014

Audi A8 L Security 2014

In addition to regular protection, this car has some unique solutions, such as a system that allows occupants to communicate with the outside without opening the windows, using a microphone inside connected to a speaker. Similarly it also includes a system for emergency exit. In case of accident or attack, occupants can press a button that activates a pyrotechnic mechanism on the doors to get out as quickly as possible. The list also includes a system to start the engine by remote control and another that can seal the ventilation system and supply clean air to the passenger compartment in the event of a chemical attack.

Audi A8 L Security 2014 side

Audi A8 L Security 2014 side

Regarding the engine, the A8 L Security provides the V8 4 liter TFSI which develops 435 hp and 600 Nm of torque, as well as an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds. Impeller W12 FSI 6.3-liter which delivers 500 hp and 625 Nm is also available. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. Both machines have the comprehensive system quattro Tiptronic which makes 8-speed automatic transmission possible.

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