The German Volkswagen tuners, PPI Design, have turned their attention to making a more striking Audi A8. By adding a few aggressive components they have created an exclusive sedan that still maintains the elegance that it came with from the factory. The restyling both refreshes and updates the complete look of the Audi A8, creating a truly unique vehicle. The A8 Executive is proof of PPI’s passion for Audi products; the tuners spared no expense to produce a luxury limousine with sports styling to match its level of luxury.
The aero kit consists of an aerodynamically proven front spoiler, redesigned rear diffuser and a raised rear spoiler for enhanced stability at high speeds. A set of 20 inch PPI Formula light-alloy wheels, a chrome delete of all exterior trim and exclusive “Executive” badging set this A8 apart from ordinary German luxury limousines.
However; the PPI didn’t spend all of their time on the exterior. A vehicle that looks this good needs to perform just as well. PPI offers a Stage 1 kit that increases the power of the 4.2 Liter FSI V8 with a reprogrammed computer; free flowing air filter and a PPI sport exhaust system. This setup is good for making the most of all 420 HP the Audi has on tap. PPI is currently working on a Stage 2 kit that will center around a twin screw supercharger that should net somewhere around 600 HP. The German tuners aren’t all about gasoline, all of these performance products are available for diesel powered Audis as well.
The PPI A8 EXECUTIVE ® front bumper spoiler looks great with its striking style, and its refined shape that reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds. The lower spoiler features a center splitter/airfoil made of matte carbon fiber.
The PPI A8 EXECUTIVE ® rear apron features custom cutouts for the PPI quad-pipe stainless steel exhaust system. An integrated matte carbon fiber diffuser helps to finish the look of the rear.
The PPI rear spoiler not only enhances the look of the PPI A8 EXECUTIVE ®, but also acts to keep this 2.5 ton vehicle stable at high speeds and under braking.
Chrome-delete of all exterior trim is available, and can be finished in Matte Carbon Fiber, or Matte Black. PPI and EXECUTIVE ® badging complete the exterior upgrades.
Tire and Wheel upgrades
PPI A8 EXECUTIVE ® rides on 10Jx20 one-piece PPI Formula light-alloy wheels. The Michelin® Pilot Sport2® tires in size 255/35 ZR 20 on the front and rear axles are approved on the A8 for speeds up 300 km/h.
The PPI A8 EXECUTIVE ® body conversion offers optimal conditions for powerful engine tuning. There are two performance kits for the 4.2L FSI V8. The PPI Performance Kit I increase power output of the naturally aspirated 4.2L FSI V8 engine to 420 hp / 420 PS / 309 kW The PPI tuning further improves the
performance of the A8. A PPI sport exhaust system, A newly programmed Motronic and a sport air filter complete this tuning level.
The PPI engine department is hard at work developing an even more powerful version of this 4.2L V8. The PPI Performance Kit II will consist of twin-screw supercharger, with a high-performance intercooler, the PPI sport exhaust system as well as a redesigned intake manifold. A newly programmed Motronic and a sport air filter complete this tuning level. In this guise the twin-screw supercharged V8 engine delivers an astonishing 600 hp / 442 kW and a peak torque of 865 Nm. The sedan storms from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, on its way to an electronically-limited top speed of 300 km/h.
The PPI sport exhaust system offers better sound and looks for all Audi A8 models. Engine tuning and exhaust systems are also available for all Diesel engines.
PPI now offers a re-programming of the transmission shifting program. We can now customize the transmission to shift in a more sportive manner. Improvements in 0-100kmh times can be readily noticeable, as well as the decreased downshift times, that the enthusiast driver demands for spirited driving.
Brake and Suspension System
PPI Automotive Design also extensively modifies the suspension of the A8. For vehicles equipped with air suspension there is the PPI electronic sport module, which can lower the ride height of the sedan by up to 40 millimeter. We also offer a lowering kit for vehicles without air suspension. The brakes bite hard on the new PPI A8 EXECUTIVE ® with the addition of 380mm 8-piston calipers with cross-drilled two-piece rotors. Optional Ceramic brake system is also available for all A8 models.
PPI Automotive Design can refine the A8 interior with many materials, including leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber, aluminum, Kevlar, and the newly developed carbon-fiber etched leather. The options for interior of the Audi A8 range from exclusive cockpit accessories to a complete PPI leather interior. Also available is a stylishly integrated state-of-the-art multimedia system with monitors integrated into the rear headrests. Cars equipped with MMI navigation system can be upgraded to display TV and DVD playback.
Glossy Carbon fiber trim for the doors, dashboard, and center console are now available from PPI. PPI and EXECUTIVE ® badging complete the interior upgrades.