The new Audi A8 L Security is the world’s most secure Audi ever

Are you a member of the state? Got a beef with some local terrorist factions or cartels? Accidentally end up sleeping with the big boss’s daughter? Need shelter from your wife when it’s that time of the month and she has a crowbar in hand?

Sweat no more, because Audi just revealed their latest armored version of their flagship sedan, the A8 L, to bring you the new Audi A8 L Security, which Ingolstadt boasts as the world’s “most secure Audi ever.”

How secure is it? We’re talking a boost from the previous VPAM VR7, to the highest possible protection rating ever, VR9. Ok, what does all this jargon mean? According to armored car specialist firm, Aurum Security GmbH (not the ones responsible for this A8 L Security however), VPAM VR9 rating is enought to stop a massive .308 Winchester round, a bullet often found in guns more powerful than a AK47, an M16, and even a .357 or .44 Magnum revolver.

That’s thanks to a whole range of safety materials added to the A8 L’s chassis, from unique aluminum alloys, aramide fabric, hot-formed steel, maybe some Kevlar here and there, and an electronic force-field (we wish).

Though with all this added protection, the A8 L Security isn’t skimped on power either in the event outrunning the enemy is more tactful than betting on the A8 L’s outer protection as power is supplied by a twin-turbo 4.0L TFSI V8 with 430hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. Should your enemies have an Aston Martin or something, Volkswagen AG’s beefy W12 is also available as an option, with all-wheel drive as standard.

Top speed however is limited to 130 MPH in order to stay within the confines of the run-flat tires.

Need to place an order for one, or a few for your own personal posse? It’ll be ready on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week with sales commencing next year. The US Secret Service will most likely wish they had it this good…


09/08/15 Ingolstadt

Audi A8 L Security: most secure Audi ever

  • Armored security sedan fulfills most stringent criteria for safety
  • Audi offers competitive advantages of quattro drive, low weight and high payload
  • A8 L Security can be ordered now with market launch in April 2016

Audi has once again further developed its armored high-security sedan. At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main, the premium brand is presenting the most secure Audi ever in the form of the A8 L Security. The car will satisfy the criteria of the class VR 9 ballistic protection standard, currently the most stringent requirements for civilian high-security sedans.

– By: Chris Chin


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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