The Audi A3 XXL convertible might be one of the strangest automotive creations yet, sporting six doors and eight seats.
Created to be a personal shuttle for visitors and VIPs to the Ingolstadt plant, the Audi A3 XXL convertible started off as two standard A3 convertibles with just two doors. From there, Audi added four more doors and joined the front of one car to the rear of the other in order to accommodate eight passengers. Not surprisingly, Audi has no plans of putting the A3 XXL into production but it does give limousine companies something to think about – just imagine this thing rolling down the streets of Las Vegas!
The car was built by three Audi AG employees along with a team of apprentices. Rear-wheel steering was added to help the elongated car handle tight corners. The A3 XXL is not street legal and the roof is no longer functional; it stays down all the time.
The current 2016 Audi A3 offered in the U.S. is your standard fare two-door model with four seats and comes standard with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 170 hp. A more powerful model is available with a 2.0-liter turbo four with 220 hp.