There are countless luxury cars out in the world, but how many of them could survive an improvised bomb? Two: The presidential car and the Land Rover Sentinel. The automaker has unveiled the bomb-proof SUV by their Special Vehicle Operations division.
The Sentinel was built with the intention of surviving an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), a common danger in countries plagued by civil war and terrorist control. As such, it comes with armored glass, plating throughout the roof and undercarraige, and even an emergency escape option out of the rear luggage compartment.
The wheels are replaced with special run-flat tires that will continue to operate at 50 mph for at least 30 minutes, even if one of them goes flat. The windows will not lower more than 6 inches, enough to pass items while still covering the passenger. There’s also a public address system so that you can communicate with people outside without leaving the safety of the vehicle. Let’s not forget the smorgasbord of lights, cameras, and alarms installed.
The vehicle is given a boost of power to compensate for all the extra weight of protective gear. With 375 horsepower, it can reach maximum speeds as high as 120 mph.
Pricing and availability were not made clear at this time.
If you ever had to protect yourself while traveling, this seems like a solid way to do it. Otherwise, you can check out our guide on how to survive a car jacking.