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As an official Rolls-Royce coachbuilder, Mutec features world class craftsmanship with modifications that look like they came straight from the factory. One of the German-based coachbuilder’s most important modified vehicles is the armored version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Engineered to VR7 level, the ‘Phantom Armored’ is virtually indistinguishable from the standard version, inside and out. The car features advanced fiber composites and special purpose steel to provide protection for the bodywork, while the glazed area is constructed from sheets of thickened glass. In addition, a polycarbonate layer is fitted to the inside for extra passenger protection.
To be certified for VR7 protection, the car must be independently tested to withstand armor-piercing bullets and underbody grenade resistance. The Phantom’s aluminum spaceframe chassis and suspension components have been strengthened to cope with the additional weight of the modifications. However, the powertrain remains unchanged, providing 453-horsepower and a phenomenal 531-pound-feet of torque.
Rolls-Royce builds the original Phantom, which is then shipped off-site to a coachbuilder for modification. The growing Middle East market was one of the first to receive this car.
This latest video shows the vigorous testing that went into developing the Phantom Armored.