First introduced in 1994, luxury four-door Audi A8 was only available overseas at the time. It's not until 1997, that the Audi A8 was available in North American dealerships. For the first run, it came with six standard airbags, something of an anomaly in '97.
But the A8 did not take long to become famous. It has been a co-star in many action movie blockbusters since the 1990s, including 1998 Ronin (starring Robert DeNiro?