Audi A8 L Security: The Car That Withstands Bullets And Explosions
|   Monday, October 05, 2015
By virtue of tradition, limousines are linked to the highest positions of state and directors of large global companies, with premium car manufacturers usually presenting armored versions of the most luxurious models in their range. Audi launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show the newest version of A8 which has the ability to withstand bullets and explosions.

In our days, business people are increasingly threatened by terrorism. Audi is aware of this and offers an alternative to the BMW 7 Series or Mercedes S600 Guard High Security through the new A8 L Security Audi version.


If until recently the British boasted of their armored SUV, the Range Rover Sentinel, the Germans have already presented the Audi A8 L Security, an armored limo which debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Compared to the version released in 2014, the new Audi A8 L Security has become safer due to raising the level of protection from VR 7 to VR 9, the highest level of security for civilian cars. In this way, it has become even safer than the Range Rover Sentinel, which corresponds to VR 8 ballistic protection rules.

Thus the new A8 L Security has become the safest Audi model ever created, and at the same time one of the safest civilian armored cars! To provide the highest level of protection for the A8 L Security, the guys from Audi collaborated with a top secret company.

As a consequence into the construction of the new Audi A8 L Security various ultra-resistant and ultra-light materials and special alloys of aluminum and aramid fibers, special alloy of aluminum and steel high hardness were used to strengthen areas in which the car might have had problems in the event of an armed assault.

Thus, the passenger compartment is constructed using hardened steel at high temperatures. Multi-laminated windows are now more resistant. The armored limousine can be optionally equipped with an intercom system to communicate with those outside of the car, sirens, subtly integrated rotating beacons, selectively unlocking system for the door, a system that provides fresh air in the car in case of attacks that include gas of all types, fire extinguishing system, and the ability to "escape" from inside the car.

The new Audi A8 L Security is powered by either a TFSI twin-turbo V8 displacing 4.0 liters (435 hp and 600 Nm of torque) or the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter W12 FSI (500 hp and 625 Nm of torque), enough so that the "target" disappears from a bombing site in 7.3 seconds (time to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h (0 to 60 mph)).
The maximum speed for both versions is limited to 210 km / h (130 mph) and not 250 km / h, as on the civilian version, in order to not overload the run-flat tires that will not withstand higher speeds.

This is also dictated by the increase in weight to about 1.3 tons; that means a safety cell of 720 kg integrated into an ASF aluminum chassis made of high strength steel, special polycarbonate glass, which adds 300 kg total mass plus armored doors and modified bodywork panels that mean an additional 360 kg.
The load capacity of the car is one of the best in its class at 600 kg.
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