Posted: 21 May 2010
Underneath the shared face, however, the two cars are quite different. Like the last A8 and the one before, this model has an aluminium space frame. Back in 1994 it became the first luxury car to be made of the stuff, and it's a technique Jaguar copied with the XJ. The fact that the new A8 is just 6.5kg lighter than the outgoing car is no underachievement - it's 24 per cent stiffer, packs more kit than ever and you'd have to make it from tin foil to go much lighter.