Audi has unveiled a new high-security version of the A8 L which meets the class VR7 ballistic protection standard.
Based on the recently updated 2014 A8 long wheelbase, the A8 L Security will be available with a 435bhp 4.0-litre V8 TFSI and a naturally-aspirated 500bhp 6.3-litre W12 FSI engine.
The V8 version takes it from 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds and the W12 in 7.1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 130mph. Surely slower than the standard model due to extra weight, but thanks to all the armour you are much safer in case someone decides to shoot you, while you are in the car.
With a length of 5.27 metres, the A8 L Security is virtually identical to the standard A8 L, but it does offer plenty of protection if you have enemies who want to see you dead or live in a country where you have to worry about your safety.
The A8 L Security is certified by the German Ballistics Testing Centre and complies with the VR 7 ballistic protection standard and some of the vehicle’s armour plating complies with VR 9 and VR 10 criteria.
The VR 7 protection is good enough to protect you against the AK47 and even hand grenades.
If you need more safety then the A8 L Security can also be equipped with an emergency exist system that blows the hinges on the doors, a fire extinguisher system and an emergency fresh-air system.