|Audi A8 L Security|
Protection of world dignitaries, celebrities and religious heads has been a hard task for the security details. This has resulted to secured cars that keep occupants safe from any harm and threats from enemies. Audi has joined in the segment with it new A8 security, a highly secure long wheel version of the A8.
|Driving this machine is simply amazing|
The Audi A8 L Security is a large, representative luxury sedan that is hardly distinguishable to the eye from the production version. However integrated component of the body consisting of extremely tough, resistant materials make it a safe movable haven for any dignitary. It has hot-formed armoured steel, aramide fabric, special alloyed aluminium and multilayer glass. Overlapping protective materials at the joints provide the utmost level of security throughout the occupant cell. The interior armouring weighs approximately 720 kilograms!
|Looks the same as the A8 but much deadlier|
The aluminium side sills have solid steel sections built in. These provide increased protection against explosive weapons. Made of an innovative aluminium alloy, the car’s armoured floor serves the same purpose as the side sills. The Audi A8 L Security is capable of withstanding an attack with a military hand grenade. Even an explosive charge defined from the test program does not pose a lethal threat to passengers, as demonstrated by measurements taken during testing on dummies.
|Executive class length|
The side windows, windshield and rear window are all made of special glass with a polycarbonate coating in the inside to prevent it from cracking. Optional electromechanical window openers operate the side windows, allowing them to be lowered nearly all the way. The excess weight of the windows amounts to just over 300 kilograms! A closing assist feature comes standard for the doors which weigh an additional 360 kilograms. Altogether the door weighs about 660 kilograms!
|Emergency air and door activation buttons|
Other special options are available for enhanced security. Among these is the emergency exit system. When the driver or rear passenger presses a tamperproof switch and pulls one of the inside door handles, separating screws in the hinges detach the door from the body.
|Non deflatable tires|
The door can then be knocked out with a slight push. Another security feature is the fire extinguisher system, which is activated via heat sensors or by pushing a button. The extinguishing agent flows from two canisters installed in the luggage compartment through two tubes running along the under floor. Nozzles spray the agent into the wheel arches, the under floor, fuel tank and into the engine compartment. Customers can also request special protection for the battery and the fuel tank.
A key area in the Audi A8 L Security is the “communication box” in the luggage compartment. In addition to the control units for the vehicle and communications electronics, it holds the optional components that further enhance the passengers’ safety, along with the additional battery. Customers can also request special protection for the battery and the fuel tank. A standard two-way communication system allows passengers in the Audi A8 L Security to communicate with the outside world when the windows are closed. The system makes use of a speaker in the single-frame grille as well as microphones for the cabin and exterior.
|High tech armor cover it every angle|
If the occupants are attacked by a gas bomb, one only has to push a button and the system supplies fresh breathing air to the interior via vents in the roof lining. The supply lasts long enough for the car to pass through a danger zone or get out of a danger zone it is currently in. The system works by generating positive pressure in the vehicle interior to prevent toxic gases from penetrating the cabin. Another option is what Audi calls security start this feature allows the driver to start the engine remotely via a radio signal.
|Two way communication system|
Other fittings include a smoke extractor for the passenger compartment, an LED signalling system for convoy travel, flashing lights, a siren, professional mobile radio systems, a flag holder, a permanently installed telephone, an accident data recorder, a rear-view camera and a heated windshield plus partially heated side windows.
|Twin exhaust, huge wheels, LED lamps make it the coolest tank|
The A8 comes with an all new 6.3 litres, W12 engine pumps out pumps out 500 bhp The W12 accelerates the Audi A8 L Security from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. In consideration of the tires, top speed is limited to 210 km/h. The high-security sedan consumes just 13.5 litres of fuel on average per 100 km. Audi also offer a second engine version which has an average consumption of 10 to 11 litres per 100 km connected to the engine is a eight-speed tiptronic transmission system, operated with an elegant selector at the steering wheel. The Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system distributes the power evenly to all four wheels.
|Rear passenger controls|
The interior is the best place to be even if the Alshabab are wasting their ammunition in the effort to kill you. The standard package includes a four-zone climate control system with an ionizer to freshen the air, electric rear blinds, the sonorous Bose surround sound system and a TV tuner. In the rear are two individual, seats with power adjustment. Also featuring a versatile adjustment range, the front comfort seats offer heating as well as optional massage and ventilation functions. It also comes with a standard full-leather package.
|Relaxing place to be even if Alshabab are trying to kill you|
On request Audi will install the “relaxation seat”, a widely adjustable right-hand rear seat with a power-adjustable footrest, heating and massage. Also available is a full-length centre console with large storage compartments, complemented by the rear seat entertainment system with two 10.2-inch displays.
|Optional LED sirens|
Optional features such as a folding table, a refrigerator and a parking heater make the time spent in the car even more pleasant. Another feature is what is known as Audi Top View. This system consisting of four cameras mounted on the car to monitor its surroundings. A computer compiles images from the cameras and presents them in various views on the onboard monitor.
|Optional roof siren|
A complete, fast connection to the Internet is established via an integrated UMTS module. Passengers can connect their mobile terminal devices to a WLAN hotspot. For discreet telephoning, separate telephone handsets are available as an option.
The price for this piece of luxury tank is more than $650,000 or Kshs. 56 million (excl. taxes)