Thursday 17 August 2017

Audi take the long way home with this €350,000 once-off A8 saloon

The Audi A8
The Audi A8
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

When 'long' isn't 'long enough' you've sometimes just got to go the extra yard.

Only in the case of a unique long-wheelbase Audi A8 it's an extra 1.1 metres to be precise.

The automaker has built a bespoke extended A8 L with six doors for a customer in Europe.

And the estimated cost of the giant auto is an estimated €350,000.

It is hard to believe but it is 6.36m long (that is nearly 21 feet), has a 4.22m wheelbase - and other customers are showing an interest. Audi say, however, they have no plans to start a production line as such.

But you can buy duplicates for as long as the current A8 is around.

The six-seater has a 2.4m glass roof panel and weighs 2,418kg (320kg more than the 4.2-litre diesel A8 L). But this is powered by a 3.0 TFSI (306bhp) petrol and has an 8spd automatic gearbox as well as quattro all-wheel drive.

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