Got enemies? If you happen to be looking for a car that will keep you nearly as protected as President Barack Obama's 'Beast,' then the Audi A8 L Security vehicle was just revealed and it might have all you're looking for in an armored vehicle.
The long-wheelbase flagship, 500 horsepower, bulletproof sedan, looks like a normal A8 from the outside but underneath, it is an armored tank. As a matter of fact, the car takes a whopping 450-hours of specially trained manpower to load up the car with protection at a very secured Audi factory area.
The A8 L Security has everything a high-profile person could ever want in a vehicle. The car is constructed out of heat-formed steel and other durable components with a special alloy used in the makeup of the floor that can stand up to grenades. The vehicle is able to withstand impacts from many of the James Bond-type weapons imaginable with ammunition that is usually fired on battlefields.
The multi-layered tinted windows are made of a special glass that prevents splintering. If a potential buyer wants the windows to open, this is optional.
The heavy armored doors can come with an option that can hold them open to just such an extent.
The trunk contains the communications box that houses the control units for the vehicle and communications electronics.
There are such optional features as armor plating for the fuel tank and battery, a fire extinguisher and smoke extractor, emergency fresh air system for the vehicle's interior, siren, flashing lights, LED signal system for convoy driving and an emergency exit that utilizes explosives to open doors just in case the power goes out.
The super sedan's engine makeup comes two ways--4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 with 435 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, or a 6.3-liter W12 with 500 horses and 460 lb-ft of torque. The famed Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system comes standard.
The tires that are available to fit this armored beast are special orders that come with a higher load in order to support the added weight of the car. Even with a flat tire, the sedan can reach speeds of up to 50 mph.
The posh cabin is offers creature comforts such as supple leather seats that offer massage, a wide foot rest and an intercom system, that can alert the outside world as to what is going on without ever opening the windows.
As far as how much this super car will cost is left up to the imagination for now but there is speculation, that it will go for well into the hundreds of thousands.
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