We list five of the best bulletproof cars (in no particular order):
People who bear the greatest responsibilities should be able to rely on certified protection – without having to sacrifice the unique driving experience that only a BMW Security Vehicle can offer. BMW has been setting new standards in the design and development of armoured vehicles for over 35 years. Our current model range continues this tradition in impressive style. Climb in and settle back, safe in the knowledge that you couldn’t be in a more secure or more relaxing environment. Every Security Vehicle is custom-built, and every stage of the process is carried out with a craftsman’s attention to detail. The result is a vehicle that meets the highest standards of ballistic protection, while also fulfilling the most individual of requirements.
Audi has once again made its armored security sedan even more robust. For instance, from now on the safety cell of the new Audi A8 L Security will integrate extremely resistant materials – aramide fabric, special aluminum alloys and a hot-formed steel armor that offers even more protection despite its lower weight. Audi engineers also further developed the vehicle’s glazing. These improvements mean that the total vehicle is now certified to the requirements of resistance class VR 9. It has been tested for resistance to explosive charges in accordance with the ERV 2010 guideline. Previously, the A8 L Security fulfilled resistance class VR 7.
The absolute flagship model from Mercedes-Maybach with face-to-face seating configuration behind the glass partition is now also available to order as a Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard. As a result, heads of state and other individuals at particular risk have a highly exclusive vehicle at their disposal. The first customer vehicles will be delivered in the second half of 2017.
Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations Division have created the Range Rover Sentinel, a luxury armoured vehicle. Hand built at Land Rover’s Oxford Road facility in the UK, the vehicle is the based on the standard wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography and provides the highest levels of protection an SUV can offer. Designed to withstand the most damaging and targeted threats the vehicle is verified to VR8 standard against ballistic threats, meaning it can withstand armour piercing incendiary bullets and the blast from DM51 grenade explosions. In addition to this level of security the Range Rover Sentinel retains Land Rover’s huge breadth of capability and uncompromised levels of luxury and refinement. The vehicle has no differences on the exterior to the standard Range Rover Autobiography, despite its level of protection.
Described as “The World’s “Most Unstoppable Vehicle” on Top Gear, the Marauder is rugged and robust, demonstrating outstanding cross-country agility. With excellent strategic mobility, the Marauder can cross all types of terrain at impressive speed. It can be airlifted (C130 and Chinook) with little preparation.