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Audi A8 Security: One million dollar version goes to Israel

Audi A8 Security

Israel has ordered a 1 million dollar version of the Audi A8 Security.

The car is reportedly based on the Audi A8 (likely the long-wheelbase version) with the 450-horsepower, 6-liter W-12 engine, Quattro all-wheel drive, B6+ and B7 ballistic protection, run-flat tires, an independent oxygen supply for the cabin, a fire-suppression system, explosive charges to free the doors in case of shockwaves, a DVD entertainment system, drinks fridge and humidor (Netanyahu’s a known cigar aficionado). Those, of course, are just the features we know about, and given Israel’s leading position in security equipment, we don’t doubt there’s plenty more that remains undisclosed. The car is said to cost around $700K from the factory, but add the country’s incredibly high taxes – which the government still has to pay, but not on the security equipment – and you’re looking at a cool million.