The Audi A8 has always been a “rideLUST-able” automobile. It’s a total head turner, has autobahn performance and luxury accommodations that rival most 5-star hotels. The 2011 Audi A8 has just been revamped and had its debut at the Beijing Auto Show and by the looks of it, Audi has cars like the Rolls Royce Phantom and Maybach directly in it’s cross hairs. First off the new A8 L is a BIG car at over 17 feet in length. It also, for the extended wheelbase L model, provides some features that would make even the most hardcore driver want to cruise in the back.
This car uses serious amounts of dead cow interior to make sure everyone is comfy. It provides a full length center console with controls capable of launching the space shuttle as well as a built in fridge just in case they need to pick up a six pack on the way home from the office. Its style would make James Bond rethink his relationship with Aston Martin. Power wise it’s no slouch either with 500 HP and 461 LB.TQ. pumping out from its W12 under hood hammer. I like this car… a lot. It’s not as pompous as a Rolls Royce and it’s way more of a looker than the Maybach. So, if I were a Sheik or simply a rich dude that didn’t feel like driving, I may actually consider picking one of these up. Until that day comes though I’ll just settle for my self-driven black station wagon. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming though right?