Armoured, 'blue light' Audi A8 tested

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  1. It might not look like much, but the anonymity is part of the defence mechanism of this R9-million A8 Security. Image: Timothy Bernard
  2. Armour plating for the body adds a considerable amount of weight to the A8L. Image: Timothy Bernard
  3. This specific car was used to transport heads of states during the Madiba funeral. Image: Timothy Bernard
  4. Special tyres can be run at speeds of up to 80km/h when penetrated and feature a second internal rubber surface fixed directly to the rim. Image: Timothy Bernard
  5. The armoured windows are around 6.5cm thick and are fixed in place, unless an optional raise and lower feature is added at a cost of R93 600. That is per window, by the way. Image: Timothy Bernard
  6. A CB radio-style loudhailer hides in the cubbyhole and could prove great fun at McDonalds drive-throughs and at cops hiding behind bushes with their speed traps. Image: Timothy Bernard
  7. Luxury abounds in the rear cabin, as Sir would expect.
 

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