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If 20 years ago there was a strain with luxury SUVs, now their darkness is dark: from moderately expensive ones, like the new Hyundai Palisade VIP, to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which can cost as much as a 30-meter yacht. But there are options for those for whom this is not enough. And today we will tell you about ten luxury SUVs in which you can survive a local military conflict.
Manhattan Armor Chevrolet Suburban
Let's start with something relatively mundane. For example, with the armored Chevrolet Suburban, which, despite its seeming simplicity, the New York studio Manhattan Armor calls a car "worthy of kings and high officials."
In addition to the wheelbase increased by 25 centimeters and the roof raised by 12 centimeters, the Manhattan Suburban offers a comfortable passenger compartment from Becker Automotive Design, which can accommodate five passengers, leather trim, a VR7 armored body (withstands shelling from a Kalashnikov assault rifle) and a boosted engine: The six-liter V8 is supercharged for 487 horsepower and 678 Nm of torque.
The suspension and brakes have been modified to accommodate the increased load. In general, the car is completely ready for a difficult service. The copy shown in the photo is being sold right now, but Manhattan Armor will only tell the real buyer its cost.
Addarmor cadillac escalade
Chevrolet Suburban's more successful sibling, the Cadillac Escalade, is often the base for VIP offices on wheels. However, AddArmor went further and made Escalade not just a luxurious armored car, but a semblance of a James Bond car.
In addition to protecting the body according to the European standard B6, the SUV is equipped with night vision cameras with all-round visibility, mining sensors, door handles with electric shock (120 volts), special shock bumpers that are installed on American special forces vehicles, a deafeningly loud siren (louder than police cars) and external tear gas dispensers. Not Escalade, but an impregnable fortress!
Inside which is also very comfortable! There is a mini-bar, atmospheric lighting, electronic control tablets, a 34-inch high-definition screen with support for DirecTV and AppleTV, an air purification system. This pleasure is worth 350 thousand dollars (25.7 million rubles).
Lexani Motorcars ToyotSequoia
Toyot SUVs are extremely tenacious creatures. In every sense: they run for a long time, and are produced for decades. Take the second generation Sequoi, which has been in production for 12 years! The car is not young for a long time, but there is still a demand for it: it is spacious, reliable, bright. And in light of the fall in oil prices, it is to some extent even economical.
Therefore, Sequoi often becomes the basis for the creation of luxury armored cars. One of these was presented by Lexani Motorcars a few years ago. Unremarkable on the outside, Toyot is a complex structure made of ballistic steel, Kevlar, ceramic composites and tempered glass. She is not afraid of either two hand grenades under the bottom, or shelling from an AK-47.
Inside, there is luxury that, according to Lexani Motorcars representatives, will satisfy the most discerning customers: two captain's chairs upholstered in the most delicate leather, wine stands with coolers, a huge plasma panel, wooden slats, electric curtains, customizable lighting. It looks cozy and safe. And outside - an ordinary SUV …
RidCars Lexus LX570
Interesting armored SUVs can be made in Russia as well. At first glance, the LX570 from RidCars is no different from any other black Lexus, but after a second, the brain begins to realize that something is wrong with the car. This "something" is a hidden half-meter insert behind the B-pillar that turns the LX570 into a limousine - look at the length of the rear doors!
Therefore, on the second row of seats, passengers will experience truly royal comfort. Unlike most of these limousines, there is no kitsch in the interior drawing: the wall between the driver's and passenger compartments is decorated in the style of the Lexus center console - with a branded clock, a microclimate unit and a multimedia system. Only instead of the windshield, there is a transparent partition, and instead of the struts, there are handles for comfortable boarding / disembarkation.
With protection from shells, explosions and other misunderstandings, the car is in complete order: the armored capsule can withstand shelling with 7.62 caliber bullets from a distance of 10 meters, as well as detonation on two hand grenades (DM-51, F-1 - it doesn't matter). Protection class - VR8, B6 +.
While the Dartz Black Alligator SUV exists only in the form of a layout and renders, it makes sense to recall those Lithuanian models that were still released. Because the Black Alligator, planned on the basis of the Maybach GLS 600, may not appear at all. There is hardly anyone who wants to reshape an expensive Mercedes into a very strange, angular armored car.
The Prombron series was created in collaboration with the St. Petersburg company "Autocad". In fact, this is the familiar to many T-98 Kombat, but a little more eccentric. Each Prombron SUV was made to order, and the equipment could include not only armoring using titanium, but all kinds of exotic materials for interior trim. Like the skin from a whale's penis. Yes, right from there.
Prombron can hardly be counted among the VIP offices on wheels. On the other hand, who knows what the company's clients ordered themselves. Judging by the Dartz Prombron Aladeen Edition, created for the movie "The Dictator," the back row is very comfortable.
Klassen Range Rover
The German company Klassen (with Russian roots) has extensive experience in the construction of secure VIP transport, so many car manufacturers and even the governments of some countries cooperate with it. The head of Cameroon, for example, goes to official events in an extended Range Rover from Klassen.
For the taxpayers of the country, such a whim cost about 750 thousand euros (60.2 million rubles), which is about 8 times more than the cost of an ordinary Range. What is such an overpayment for? For lengthening the body by 1016 millimeters, protection according to the VR10 class, unique runflat tires, which are nursed for 80 kilometers in damaged condition, a top-end engine (V8 with a compressor) and, of course, amazing comfort.
As standard (if a similar expression applies to a similar vehicle) the Klassen Range Rover comes with four seats behind a divider. Unless, of course, you count the security chairs in the trunk. But in the flagship version, the SUV has only two seats and so much legroom that even Shaquille O'Neal will feel small.
Klassen Rolls-Royce Cullinan
By the way, Klassen has an even more expensive and challenging project. It is called The Beast ("The Beast" - just like the president's limousine), costs 1.8 million euros (144.2 million rubles) and is based on the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Although the Klassen limousine was introduced almost immediately after the regular Cullinan debuted, there is still not much information about it. It is known that the pumped Rolls-Royce is longer than usual by the same 1016 millimeters as the Range Rover, and also that its protection class, depending on the wishes and thickness of the customer's wallet, varies from VR7 to VR9.
But there are still no photos of the "Beast" salon. But Klassen specialists will have to leap over their heads to surpass the work of Rolls-Royce interior designers.
Inkas Mercedes G-class
Inkas is almost like Klassen, but from Canada. Just look at the armored Gelenevagen of the previous generation, which was created by the North Americans according to the same recipe as the Range from Klassen: a meter spacer behind the center pillar, top-quality leather (the same is used on British Grand Tourisos like Bentley and Aston Martin) and armor, withstands shelling of 7.62 and.308 Winchester bullets.
For the maximum convenience of passengers, there are two captain's chairs with massage, a plasma panel with a 4K TV, as well as a Hi-Fi audio system and an AppleTV set-top box in the back. Driver confidence, in turn, is provided by infrared all-round cameras, the picture from which is constantly transmitted to the cloud server, as well as a biturbo V8, combined with a seven-speed automatic.
Recently, a project based on the new Gelika has appeared in the Inkas portfolio, but there is no increase in the wheelbase or the arrangement of the office. Boredom.
Inkas Sentry Civilian
For those unsure of the durability of Gelenevagen's armor, Inkas offers a radical solution. In fact, this is a special forces armored car, built on the Ford F-550 chassis, but adapted for civilian needs.
The harsh exterior of the Sentry Civilian retains not only B6 class armor (the thickness of ballistic steel is a good centimeter), but also extraordinary luxury. TV with AppleTV and satellite internet? There is. Four heated, ventilated and massage chairs? There is. Ambient light? There is. Controlling the entire complex from a tablet? There is. Protection against chemical attacks? There is. And also a mini-bar, a refrigerator … The driver has less gloss, but there are all-round cameras and a night vision system.
Under the hood of the brutal Sentry is a 6.7-liter diesel V8 that develops 335 horsepower. A ten-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system works with it.
Conquest knight xv
Another Canadian car that can both protect and entertain. Such an SUV was found in the garage of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Journalists suspect that the car belonged to his son.
Based on a Ford pickup truck chassis, the Knight XV is powered by a 6.8-liter V10 engine that can run on either gasoline or E85 ethanol. Moreover, in the latter case, the power will be greater. And also "Knight" (this is how Knight is translated) is equipped with a curly cabin with satellite TV, screens on movable arms, a minibar, tables, a premium audio system and oxygen masks! Only 100 of these machines were built, and the price of each started at 550 thousand dollars (40.7 million rubles at the current exchange rate).
Although the Knight XV was very luxurious and almost invulnerable, Conquest is already working on the Evade model, which promises to be better in every way.
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