Don’t let the name fool you, this is not a real A8 concept car, but a limited-edition model that the German automaker developed in cooperation with Italian designer-furniture maker Poltrona Frau. Once Audi releases the new A8 Exclusive Concept in March 2014, it will be limited to only 50 units. .
This limited edition is based on the A8 L W12 model and as you probably guessed, it features an exclusive interior. Audi decided to use a special Agatha cognac-colored aniline leather from Poltrona Frau. Another cool feature is the diamond quilting on the center section of the seats and the inlays made of fine-grain olive ash natural silver brown.
Those two elegant features are combined with granite-gray stitching, piping and central pleat on the seats. this granite grey also gets use on the steering wheel, the door top shoulders and the upper section of the instrument panel.
The model also received a white Alcantara headliner and cognac brown Alcantara on the rear package shelf.
Updated 11/18/2013: Audi finally unveiled the official images of the new Audi A8 Exclusive. Check the picture gallery to see them all!
Gallery Audi A8 L W12
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The Audi A8 L W12 gets a nice revision when the 2015 model rolls out, including some minor tweaks to the exterior and the interior, plus improved performance, fuel mileage and technology.
The A8 L W12 is powered by a 6.3-liter, W-12 engine that delivers a total of 500 horsepower and peak torque of 463 pound-feet. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph.
Gallery Audi A8 L W12
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.