Audi have announced an exclusive limited production run Audi A8, dubbed the A8 Edition 21.
The Edition 21 is a limited run model which will be UK exclusive with only 121 cars being made to celebrate just over two decades since the Audi A8 was first introduced.
The A8 Edition 21 features design, technology and luxury from the recently revised A8 and the majority of new features are fitted exclusively as standard to Edition 21. Standard and long wheelbase formats are also available on the Edition 21.
A selection of interior and exterior styling enhancements sets this special model apart from the standard A8. The Edition 21 features the new sport styling package which Audi follows the design cues of the new S8 model with redesigned front and rear bumpers. What I like here is that the Sport styling pack is normally reserved for standard wheelbase A8 models but for the Edition 21 it is also available on the long wheelbase model.
Another unique touch to the Edition 21 are the 20-inch double spoke wheels with a titanium-look finish to top off the four exterior colour options, which include the Daytona grey pearl effect shade that is again only normally available for the S8.
The A8 Edition 21 is powered by a 3.0L V6 TDI engine which produces 260hp and 427 lb-ft of torque. All of that power is goes to the road via an 8-speed tiptronic transmission and the ever present quattro all-wheel drive system. With all of this luxury and tech on board a rather large car, impressively 0-62 mph takes a mere 5.9s on the standard wheelbase and 6.1s on the long wheelbase model. Both top out at an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Combined fuel consumption is up to 47.9mpg on standard wheelbase and 47.1mpg for long wheelbase.
Prices start from £72,525 OTR for the A8 Edition 21 standard wheelbase and £76,490 OTR for the long wheelbase. The limited run of just 121 cars is now available to order with first deliveries to begin in November.
By James Fothergill