Audi Extends A8L


The 80s are cool again, so limos must be too

Jeff Knoespel

For a very special European customer, Audi has built a one-off version of its A8L, making it even longer, so dubbed the A8L Extended.

Now measuring an enormous 20.9 feet in length, the new A8L’s span accommodates six passengers in precise German luxury. To make sure it didn’t look like a hack-job by  Dr. Frankenstein , Audi wasted invested a year of experts’ time to build the car and had to rework it from the A-pillar backwards in order to get the silhouette right.

Disappointingly, this particular one-off is powered by Audi’s 3.0-liter TFSI 6-cylinder engine. I mean, if you’re going to make a ridiculously long Audi, might as well have it with the W12, right? Maybe the customer had a sudden sense of pragmaticism and economy.

Audi claims it has already received many requests to build more, but didn’t say whether or not it would do it. But, at least Prom Queens now have something to strive for now that the Lincoln Town Car and Hummer H2 stretch limos are out of production. What could be next? If FCA wants to compete with VW Group, they probably need to put a Jeep Wrangler Super-Unlimited into production.

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