Video: The world's fastest limousine

Summary:Limo Broker, a UK-based firm, plans to unveil a stretch limousine version of the AUDI R8 sports car.

Even in these difficult economic times, there doesn't appear to be a shortage of excess.

Take for the instance the news that UK-based Limo Broker plans to unveil a stretch limousine version of the AUDI R8 sports car. Shortly after the announcement, the company says they have been inundated with requests for bookings for the yet-to-be-completed supercar , spurring the design team to accelerate production so that it'll be ready in time for upcoming high school proms.

The classed-up version of the V10 R8 features the addition of gull-wing doors and three extra rows of buckets that can accomodate up to eight passengers. However, the "superlimousine" will retain the namesake's 528 horsepower Lamborghini-sourced engine, which enables the car to go from 0 to 60 in about 4 seconds. Once finished, the company claims that it will officially be the world's fastest limousine.

Limo Broker already has quite a reputation for gussied-up rides for special occasions. Their fleet includes stretch hummers, Ferraris and even a fire engine limousine for those hot nights out on the town. Interested parties are asked to inquire within for a free quote.

Photos: Limo Broker

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This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation

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Contributing Editor Tuan C. Nguyen is a freelance science journalist based in New York City. He has written for the U.S. News and World Report, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, AOL, Yahoo! News and LiveScience. Formerly, he was reporter and producer for the technology section of ABCNews.com. He holds degrees from the University of California... Full Bio

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