the best bulletproof cars
MercedesBenz S600 Guard
. This is the ultimate in luxury and performance but not the type of performance you might expect: this is the new MercedesBenz S600 Guard.Its an armoured car with militarygrade protection (thats where the performance comes in) that combines antiterrorist ability with supreme luxury. If youre an Alist celeb, a paranoid politician or just want to up your personal security, then an S600 Guard or one of these other armoured cars could be just the way
MercedesBenz S600 Guard VR9 protection levels
. The S600 Guards protection levels are officially rated at the militaryVR9 grade for both thetransparent and nontransparent areas. This means itll stop bullets from a highpowered, extra armourpiercing rifle travelling at 2,800ft per second thats around 1,910mph.The VR9 rating also means itll shrug off shrapnel from hand grenades, hence why the cars window glass is this thick.
MercedesBenz S600 Guard engine and performance
. The engine bay is obviously protected, too, so you dont loose motive force if you need to get away.Providing the propulsion for you to flee is Mercedes 530hp twinturbo V12. The standard S600 L sprints from 062mph in 4.6 seconds, but we reckon the added weight of all that armour will slightly dull the performance. The blastrepelling mass means top speed is limited to 130mph.
MercedesBenz S600 Guard runflat tyres
. If your assailant should be so, disrespectful, as to puncture your cars rubber, no problem youll be able toescape from the danger zone for up to 30km [19mph] even with damaged tyres. Reassuring to note.While you or your chauffeur is doing so, youll be able to relax (as long as youre no longer being fired upon, of course) in all the luxury youd expect from an SClass. Plus there are plenty of autonomous safety features so you dont have a crash and
What is the Audi A8 L Security
. The MercedesBenz S600 Guard supersedes this, the Audi A8 L Security, as the latest German tank masquerading as a super saloon on the market.Just like the Merc and offerings from BMW, as well see the A8 L Luxury meets protection head on, but this big Audi limo is cleverer than it first appears.
What armour does the Audi A8 L Security use
. The Audi A8 L Security conforms tothe highest level of criteria [for protection] that applies to civilian vehicles. This means it uses class 7 bullet resistant armour tested againstNATO subcaliber ammunition. That sounds serious, and more than a match for the Merc. Even though their protection levels have been measured on different scales, theyre equally tough.Theres even an intercom system to passengers can communicate with the outside world, pu
What engine does the Audi A8 L Security use
. Adding armour adds weight, so the A8 L Security gets a choice of Audis 435hp 4.0litre turbocharged V8 or its massive 500hp 6.3litre W12 still down on the S600 Guards engine, though.Despite the extra protection for occupants this long wheelbase A8 (it measures in at a whopping 5.27 metres long) is still rather rapid itll accelerate from 062mph in 7.1 seconds. But its not the only swift, wellprotected luxury vehicle on offer. Click on to read more
Cadillac The Beast
. If its good enough for the most powerful man in the world, then it is certainly good enough for you. President Obamas choice of ride, fondly known asThe Beast, was specially commissioned from Cadillac.The sevenseat, eighttonne, Beast has bunkerlike protection (obviously), however, the armour is so thick each door weighs the same as a Boeing 747 cabin door. It also comes complete with a separate oxygen supply and a totally sealed interior to prote
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. Heres The Beast in action. Despite having headlights and tailights from Cadillac models, underneath its chunky exterior
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. The British Royal Family are well known for their love of cars and this is one of the most special on the fleet.Its one of two Bentley State Limousines built for the Queen and the coachbuilt bodywork is designed to provide toplevel protection. As well as armoured panels and glass, the cabin can be made airtight to guard against a gas attack, while the tyres are reinforced with kevlar.
Porsche Panamera 48 V8 Turbo
. The official line from Porsche is,we dont armourplate our cars. Perhaps they dont, but they may very well point you in the general direction of JS Armoured Cars of Frankfurt, Germany, who will undertake the conversion.JS take the Panamera Turbo and give it enough protection to stop an M16, 9mm or .44 Magnum fired at point blank range. And, if, by chance, an assailant chose to attack by means of grenade or landmine, then a heavy dose of 3mm ballis
. Youd be forgiven for thinking a Range Rover is pretty much indestructible, but apparently it isnt until it has had a few more additional factoryfitted options.As yet, theres no official factory version of the new Range Rover, so youll have to make do with an older variant pictured above. Still, bulletresistant glazing, ballistic steel armouring, runflat tyres, a selfsealing fuel tank and underfloor protection all go towards ensuring the 5.0litre
RollsRoyce Phantom V1 Limousine
. Having a very exclusive clientele does mean RollsRoyce is a little reticent about giving away too much information on exactly what is used in their cars to protect the rich and famous that travel in them. Then again, knowing all their cars are made bespoke it is a fair assumption it will kit its vehicles out with whatever the customer wants.From the very early days you could opt for an armoured Roller take this Phantom V1 Limousine. Even today c
. Built by Volkswagen R, the special projects wing of Volkswagen, when the longwheelbase version of the Phaeton luxury saloon first emerged it was available with a level of individualisation normally only reserved for the likes of Bentley and RollsRoyce.Even the facelifted Phaeton is now showing its age, but the original car interior and exterior could be tailored to suit a customers precise requirements. VW also armourplated its Phaeton, equipping
Mercedes S600 Pullman State Limousine
. Before the Mercedes S600 Guard, there was the Mercedes S600 Pullman, which could never really be described as discreet. Based on the last generation SClass, it was absolutely enormous.Everything about this bulletproof, bombresistant limo was served in seismic proportions. Firstly, it is over 6.3 metres in length and then theres the engine; the 5.5litre V12, biturbo power source produced 517hp not far off the new longwheelbase S600 Guard. As for
BMW 760Li High Security
. Apart from being able to withstand a blast from a roadside device, much like the Audi A8 L Security, the old BMW 760Li also offered the option of an intercom system, allowing safe communication with people outside the car without the need to open the windows or doors. A great feature for the drivethru.An additional safety system in the BMW includes irritant gas sensors. When the technology detects excess gas levels, it automatically closes all th
. Just like every other armourprotected car, the specially prepared first generation Maserati Quattroporte was virtually indistinguishable from the standard model. It even had that glorious V8 woofle.Only the very sharpeyed will notice the car sat slightly differently due to the suspension modifications, which had to be implemented to compensate for the additional weight of the reinforced ballisticproof body shields. No doubt it affected handling,
. It takes all the expertise of Bentley coachbuilders, Mulliner, to convert its flagship Mulsanne limousine into a nearimpenetrable, mobile fortress.None of the antiterrorist armour plating is retrofitted; all the conversion work is undertaken during the Mulsannes initial build stage, limiting any loss of performance or handling to a minimum. However, that no doubt means the cost ramps up at a fair rate, too. Still, what price do you put on the per
. General Motors make this midsized car. It is available in three versions Coupe, Sedan and Sport Wagon. In 2002 this car was introduced as a sports sedan as the replacement of Cadillac Catera. This car has a 556 horsepower engine. In North America It is the
The Knight XV
. This car is in the second position is the Top 10 List of Bullet Resistant Cars. This is a fully armed luxury SUV made by Conquest Vehicles. Its designer William Maizlin has converted a military vehicle to a luxury vehicle. This vehicle is made of ballistic hardened steel. Its 20inch custom designed rim is made of a solid piece of 6061 aluminum.
. This vehicle is made my Kombat Armouring, which is a subsidiary of Laura Group in Russia. It is among the fastest armored vehicles of the world. Its protection capability is from B2B7. It has two versions, one is VIP and the other is Utilitywhich is for special operations. Kombat has a 340bhp V8 engine, which can run up to 178kmph. T98 Kombat is in the third position is the Top 10 List of Bullet Resistant Cars.
. This car is the successor of the MercedesBenz W220. Its protection level is B6/B7. It can protect from hand grenades and any other explosive charges. It has fireextinguishing system, selfsealing fuel tank, runflat tires and other protection facilities. It can run at 210kmph.
. This model of Jaguar was fast introduced in 1968. From then it has gone through many major updates. The model was launched is 2009. Its front design is much like XF, though the lights are sleeker and slimmer. It has come with a aggressive appearance.
Land Rover Discovery
. It was the first bullet resistant cad made by British car manufacturer Land Rover. It was first made in 1989.
. This car is the official state car of United States because the President of United States uses it. It is the official state car from 1930s. It has advanced communications equipment, plated armor, special convenience features and defense
. It is mainly a sport utility vehicle made by Chevrolet. This car has been produced from 1935. It is a station wagon version of Chevrolet pickup truck. The Suburban is made to give a great protection to the passengers. It is General Motors one of the most profitable cars.
Horse Armor Vault XXL
. This bulletproof car is like a big limousine because it can carry 25 passengers. Its engine is powered with 245 hp 620 lbft of torque at 400 rpm. This car concurrently affords comfort, safety, luxury and style. Besides protection, there are many facilities of entertainment. It has powerful stereo sound system, LCD display and all mini bar facilities.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur
. This car was first introduced in 2005. It has a 6.0liter twinturbocharged W12 engine. It can produce 650 horsepower at 6100rpm. It can speed up to 100kmph in 5.2 seconds. Its highest speed is 312kmph.