Audi has recently pulled the wraps off a special Audi A8 which has been stretched for an extra two doors, to meet the demands of a truly limousine.
The customer who ordered the model remains unknown for the moment, but according to autofill.no, King Harald would have ordered a six-door Audi A8 a couple of months back, in order to mark his 25th anniversary as monarch of Norway.
The entire program was called the A8 L Extended and involves the fitting of two extra doors, the model reaching a total length of 6.36 meters and a wheelbase of massive 4.22 meters. The German carmaker said that this is “an exceptionally long luxury sedan”, with an exquisite design and one-off cabin.
Speaking about design, the body style is standing out from the crowd with the moonlight blue metallic exterior, revised A-pillar, extended side sills and center tunnel built from extruded aluminum. Also, the model has received a double rear bulkhead to distinguish the passenger area from the trunk compartment.
Other features include small side marker lights in the headlight and taillight clusters, the elongated roof with aluminum profiled tubes and cross-braces housing a 2.4-meter glass panel, and a few more.
Moving inside, the interior of this highly-modified A8 comes with the “extra-supple” Valcona leather with velvet beige, adding adjustable individual seats for the second and third rows, or full-length center console with screen, cool box and Rear Seat Entertainment display on the third row.
Under the hood, the Audi A8 L Extended uses a 3.0-liter TFSI petrol mill, which churns out 306 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque, being sent to all wheel via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is done in 7.1 seconds, at a topping of 250 km/h.