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Armored Audi A8 - 'AAA' grade protection!

By SYF77 on 15 Nov 2010

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The Israeli government wants its prime minister to have a high level of protection and has ordered the $685,000 armored A8 model thatís slated to be the most expensive car to ever be brought into the country. Because of taxes, the A8 Security is expected to cost much more.

Audi launched the A8 Security version of the car sometime in 2007. Based on the A8 L W12 quattro, the A8 features an armored passenger cell made from steel, glass and aramide fabric, which cannot be detected by the naked eye. The Prime Minister's Office told Globes that the security forces chose this vehicle because of its capability to carry the required protection level and that the prime minister didnít take part in the decision-making process.

The vehicle is powered by the W12 petrol engine that delivers 450 hp, enabling the heavier-than usual car to hit 100 km/h in an unspecified time of a few seconds. There are various communications devices on board such as fax and telephone, which would come in handy during emergencies. For more comfort, the vehicle offers a cooler box, a bar, a humidor and a DVD player.

VIP consumers may opt for additional features such as rotating beacon on the roof, flashing LED lights in the wing mirrors or a PAX run-flat system, enabling the car to still run on a flat tire.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Happily1986 Nov 16 2010 12:02 AM
Might as well ferry the PM around in a Merkava MBT. rolleyes.gif
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