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Sunday, February 3, 2008

PPI Audi A8 Executive


PPI: Precision, Performance, Individuality.

PPI is concerned with individualizing of automobiles of the AUDI mark. PPI Automotive Design GmbH presents the new PPI A8 EXECUTIVE. This unique and exclusive sedan is a thoughtful design, adding to the sportiness and elegance of the original Audi A8. The PPI redesign, refreshes and updates the complete look of the Audi A8, creating a truly unique vehicle. The sedan is the embodiment of our passion for Audi products, and a no-expense spared approach to producing the final product for immediate release to the tuning, automotive, and auto-enthusiast community.

PPI Automotive Design from Stuttgart, Germany has been hard at work redesigning this vehicle for it’s customers. The result is the PPI A8 EXECUTIVE, the name stands for a sporty yet elegant version for all Audi A8 models. The kit comprises of a lift-reducing front spoiler, rear apron diffuser, rear spoiler for enhanced stability at high speeds and under braking. Wheels, tires and other trim complete the styling package. All products can be fitted at any Audi dealer.

Front Bumper

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 matt carbon fiber.

Rear Bumper

The PPI A8 EXECUTIVE rear apron features custom cutouts for the PPI quad-pipe stainless steel exhaust system. An integrated matt carbon fiber diffuser helps to finish the look of the rear.

Rear Spoiler

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.

Exterior enhancements

Chrome-delete of all exterior trim is available, and can be finished in Matt Carbon Fiber, or Matt 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.

Engine

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.

Transmission Management

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.

Interior enhancements

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.

PPI Automotive Design GmbH: www.ppi-auto.com












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