How do you like this first-generation Audi A8 pickup truck (UT)July 8, 2019
Since its debut in 1994, the flagship Audi A8 has been offered only as a sedan with a short and long wheelbase. But one enthusiast decided to make a small pickup truck for him in SIX DAYS.
We want to introduce you to the one-of-a-kind first generation Audi A8 in the back of a UT (small pickup). This car has a very interesting story that its owner Steve shared with us. This is how the idea of turning A8 into Ute was born.
He owned a car for about ten years – all this time the car was a sedan, but when he sold his work truck, he suddenly realized that he needed an urgent cargo platform for transporting things. “So I talked to my friend about this idea, and he thought I was crazy, but by that time I started working on turning the car!”, – says Steve. There was only one problem: all Audi A8 have an aluminum body.
But still Steve did it. “Since the car was completely aluminum, I asked the local company to weld the doors and trunk for me, and we made the rest of the panels from aluminum sheet and glued it the same way as at the factory,” – says the owner.
Perhaps the craziest thing is that it took only six days to turn the sedan into a small pickup – the car was urgently needed for work. Given the circumstances, we find the end result absolutely impressive. The car also has to be quite fast, since the 4.2 quattro badge means that the newly-made pickup got 300 hp from its naturally aspirated V8, which is connected to a five-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive system.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Audi was going to abandon the screens in the cabin of their models. According to representatives of the German brand, soon, there will be no infotainment systems and dashboard screens in the cabin, they will be replaced by projection displays, and all control will be carried out using voice.
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