Quentin Tarantino is thought to many as a visionary filmmaker. His distinctive, typically disjointed fashion from movies like Reservoir Canine, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Invoice masterfully places the viewer into the identical headspace because the characters whereas they endure chaotic, frantic occasions. He’s additionally a Foot Man, and so is Audi’s new ultra-luxe A8 L.
The present technology of the Audi A8 has been with us since 2017, with the lengthy wheelbase A8 L becoming a member of the lineup one 12 months later. For 2022, the road (together with the significantly newer S8) will get an overhaul to maintain issues contemporary — revised entrance and rear-end styling, up to date tech, a China-only ultra-long mannequin, and a brand new fetish.
The styling isn’t a radical departure from the earlier A8, however the brand new headlights and fog gentle surrounds convey the automobile into Audi’s present design language. The rear will get very barely up to date tail lights, however not a lot else — Audi styling is constant, solely ever altering the fantastic particulars, and the 2022 A8 is not any totally different.
The inside, nonetheless, is the place the up to date mannequin units itself aside. Audi has up to date the tech powering its in-car screens, together with borrowing some options from the e-tron line for navigation. However the A8 is Audi’s luxurious flagship — tech is desk stakes, opulence wants to point out up as nicely.
And boy does it. The A8 L, with its prolonged wheelbase, is constructed across the rear-seat expertise. This can be a automobile to not drive, however to be pushed in. As such, the rear is constructed for government consolation: a pneumatic “leisure seat,” a surfeit of screens, and a trick borrowed from Tarantino’s filmography: paying an unbelievable quantity of consideration to ft.
The A8 L actually, actually needs your ft to be comfy. As comfy as potential. It’ll warmth them, cradle them in its footrests, and even therapeutic massage them. This can be a automobile that encourages rear seat passengers to place their ft up on the entrance seat-backs. It’s supremely excited by your ft. C’mon, slip your sneakers off. Put your ft all around the automobile. It gained’t complain.
The A8 L, in all its foot-appreciating luxurious, will launch for European markets subsequent month. Clients overseas should wait till early 2022 to have such an opulent place to relaxation their phalanges. The privilege will price you, although: European fashions begin at 99,500 euros, just below $115,000 at present alternate charges. However hey, you’ll be able to’t put a worth in your ft’s consolation — simply ask Tarantino.