Meet Audi’s Flagship Vehicle
You could be tempted to think that this is simply another Audi A8 L if it weren’t for the additional LED blue lights. In reality, however, we’re taking a peek at the updated Security version that was quietly released in Russia. It combines a shielded passenger compartment that complies with ballistic class VR9 criteria with glass portions that satisfy resistance class 10 requirements.
In the land of the Rus, Audi introduced the A8 L Security. Making an A8 L worthy of the Security classification, which denotes more than just projectile defense—although there is plenty of that—takes 400 hours. A NATO 7.62×51 mm bullet, even one that has been hardened, as well as explosives like grenades and mines may be fired through the cabin since it is certified for vehicle resistance level 9 (VR9) ballistic protection. The glass has a VR10 rating, which is the highest you’ll find in a car that wasn’t created with conflict zones in mind.
Audi A8 L Specs
Its substantial 8,542 pound (3,875 kilogram) weight is the result of both the additional armoring and the additional gear Audi incorporated. The fire-extinguishing system with nozzles on the underbody, wheel housings, fuel tank, and below the hood would have to be a pertinent example. The electronics for the intercom are housed in an armored box built into the trunk along with an extra battery.
A standard A8 L must undergo an additional 400 hours of labor to be converted to the Security specification, which is completed at a special facility. Security officials put each and every one of the company’s armored vehicles through tests to see how well they stand up against snipers, hand grenades, and rapid fire. A run-flat technology that enables the automobile to move at a top speed of 50 mph for a maximum of 50 miles would allow it to escape even in a real-world situation with a damaged tire.
The A8 L Security has a fire suppression system with nozzles beneath the hood, in the wheel housings, in the fuel tank, and all around the underbody because threats don’t only come from weapons. Bullet holes in the gasoline tank are patched with sealant. The sedan’s air flaps shut in the event of a chemical assault, and an internal oxygen source pumps new oxygen into the cockpit. If the shooting hasn’t already moved other drivers out of the way, run-flat tires on 20-inch rims are good for 50 miles at 50 mph without air, and recessed emergency vehicle illumination under the grille, in the side mirrors, and in the rear will do the same.
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