2014 Audi A8L Exclusive Concept gets Poltrona Frau special leather

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 14, 2013

In order to offer even more for its customers, Audi unveiled the A8 Exclusive Concept. Based on the A8L, the new flagship sedan will go on sale in March 2014 and will be available in a limited edition of just 50 units. Each vehicle will have a special logo on the door sill trims and will feature aniline leather in the color Agatha cognac, sourced from Italian designer furniture maker Poltrona Frau.

The center sections of the front seats feature diamond quilting, while the inlays are made of fine grain olive ash natural silver brown, and its gray-brown shade harmonizes with the granite gray piping, stitching and central pleat of the seats. Same shade granite gray us found on the steering wheel as well as on the door top shoulders and the upper section of the instrument panel, covered in fine Nappa leather.

The headlining is offered in white Alcantara, while the door top shoulders and the upper section of the instrument panel. As we said, the limited edition will only be available on the A8L and this means that each vehicle will be powered by a 6.3-liter W12 engine rated at 500 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque.

Using an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and linked to the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the A8L hits 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

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The A8 Audi exclusive concept

Audi is introducing an exclusive special edition of its flagship. The A8 Audi exclusive concept with W12 engine (500 hp/368 kW) will be built at the quattro GmbH facility in Neckarsulm. The small-series production model, which is scheduled to begin rolling off the assembly line in March 2014, is strictly limited to 50 units.

Even the standard version of Audi's flagship model, the A8, impresses with its uncompromisingly high standard of workmanship. In the cabin, its craftsmanship character can be experienced with all five senses. The brand is now taking this a step further with the A8 Audi exclusive concept, which features the W12 engine and is thus only available in the long body version.

The A8 Audi exclusive concept boasts a particularly elegant interior. Audi uses aniline leather in the color Agatha cognac. Sourced from the tradition-laden Italian designer furniture maker Poltrona Frau, this leather is particularly soft and natural looking. The center sections of the seats feature diamond quilting.

The inlays are made of fine grain olive ash natural silver brown. Its gray-brown shade harmonizes with the granite gray piping, stitching and central pleat of the seats. The shade granite gray is also found on the steering wheel, the door top shoulders and the upper section of the instrument panel, which is covered with fine Nappa leather. The headlining is in snow white Alcantara, the rear shelf is covered with cognac brown Alcantara and the carpeting is jet gray.

The A8 Audi exclusive concept will be built in a limited production run of just 50 units. Each vehicle will have a special logo on the door sill trims.

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