Armored Cars

  • Ramsmobile X2 Protos

    Ramsmobile's RM-X2 Protos is really three cars in one, and soon to be four.

  • Bulletproof Bentley Bentayga
    This is the world's first bulletproof Bentley Bentayga

    The term “bulletproof” gets thrown around a lot in the automotive world, but it’s not a phrase that’s often used to describe a complicated Bentley with a 12-cylinder engine, power everything and an air ride suspension. But bulletproof is quite literally the best description...

  • 2020 BMW X5 Protection VR6
    Armored BMW X5 will survive blast from 33 pounds of TNT

    BMW's newest armored car is safety rated to VR6 levels.

  • Armored Audi RS 7 by AddArmor
    This tuned Audi RS 7 may be world's fastest armored car

    Smokescreens, shocking door handles, and ballistic protection at more than 200 mph? Why not.

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG armored by Inkas—Edit
    Get your swagger on in an armored Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

    Canadian firm Inkas built a bullet-resistant Mercedes-Benz G-Class that can withstand rifle fire and hand grenades for its exclusive clientele.

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel
    Updated Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel adds power to armored SUV

    Flashback to 2015 and recall Jaguar-Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations revealed an armored version of the swanky Range Rover with the Sentinel badge. On Monday, the Range Rover Sentinel got a shot in the arm of more power. SVO announced the armored SUV is now fitted with the supercharged...

  • President Donald Trump in his new Cadillac “Beast” armored limo

    One of the perks of being the head of state of a major country is that you normally receive a heavily armored albeit still plush limo to ride in. And when we're talking nations the size of the United States, you'll find the leaders often receive standalone models you don't get in a showroom. Case in point is the new limo recently delivered to President Donald Trump. He was spotted with the custom Cadillac-branded car for the first time on Sunday leaving New York City's Downtown Manhattan Heliport. The presidential limo appears briefly in the video above at the 3:06 mark. President Trump, as...

  • Putin takes delivery of his new presidential limo
    Putin takes delivery of his new presidential limo

    In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin was once again elected President of his nation, and he took the oath of office on Monday. With that title came a swanky new set of wheels that Putin used for his ride to his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin. The Russian Central Scientific Research...

  • Prototypes for President Trump and Putin's state limos
    Trump and Putin receive their presidential rides this summer

    One of the perks of being the head of state of a major country is that you normally receive a heavily armored albeit still plush limo to ride in. And when we're talking nations the size of the United States and Russia, you'll find the leaders often receive standalone models that you won't see in a...

  • Armored Peugeot 205 GTI
    This armored Peugeot 205 is the safest hot hatch in the world

    The Peugeot 205 GTI never arrived to battle the Volkswagen Golf GTI on our shores. That's a shame because the ensuing hot hatch shootouts could've been the stuff of legend. Were it our money, we'd track down the 205 T16 model with its race-ready upgrades. There's another version that's recently...

  • Armormax Armored Tesla Model S
    This bulletproof Tesla's claim has just one hole in it

    Utah-based Armormax is in the business of transforming everyday machines into rolling vaults for clients. They take normal cars and add various levels of armor. The latest build is a Tesla Model S P100D that's been pieced together for a client in the Middle East. Armormax claims it's the fastest...

  • New ‘Beast’ Cadillac limousine for President Trump spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Cadillac's new ‘Beast’ presidential limousine for Donald Trump spied testing

    A new president was inaugurated this year, and soon he’ll have a new set of wheels to cruise around in. The prototype you see here isn’t for a new Cadillac flagship but rather the next presidential limousine of the United States. Yes, you’re looking at Donald Trump’s new...

  • Russian presidential limo (Kortezh) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    No, you’re not looking at a new Bentley or Rolls-Royce in the works. Rather, this stubby, high-sided sedan is the next presidential limo for the Russian state. Referred to as Project Kortezh, the sedan is the result of Russia’s request for a locally-developed car to transport dignitaries, including current President Vladimir Putin. Three other vehicles are being developed as part of Project Kortezh; a long-wheelbase sedan, an SUV and a van. Early concepts for the four vehicles were presented in 2014 (shown below). Our spy shots of a prototype reveal that the production version of...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Light Armored Patrol Vehicle spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class LAPV spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a new version of its G-Class-based Light Armored Patrol Vehicle, or LAPV for short. The vehicles are developed exclusively for military use and feature among their upgrades armor protection and beefed up suspension. The last was the LAPV 5.4 introduced in 2008. Its...

  • Russian presidential limousine concepts (Image via RG. RU)
    New details emerge on Russian President Putin's limo

    After what's said to be more than a year of testing, Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ride is almost ready. A report in Russia-centric Sputnik News indicates that the the company behind the Russian head of state's official transportation is set to conduct preliminary crash testing next month...

  • Ford Police Interceptor Utility equipped with Type IV ballistic protection
    Ford police cars offer protection against armor-piercing bullets

    Stopping perpetrators and protecting police officers just became even bigger business at Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F]. The automaker announced today that its Police Interceptor sedan and utility models will both be available with ballistic panels capable of protecting the vehicle's occupants from...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
    2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard Gets You Through A War Zone In Style

    The Mercedes-Maybach S600 sails into the 2017 model year with armor plating now added to its long list of features. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard is claimed to be the first car to be certified VR10—the highest level of ballistic protection for civilian vehicles. The requirements for that...

  • 2016 Audi A8 L Security
    Audi A8 L Security: For When The Going Gets Way Past Tough

    The world can be a dangerous place, particularly so if you're a high-value target like a diplomat, tycoon, or celebrity. So for the—hopefully small—percentage of clients who believe that there is quite literally someone gunning for them, Audi offers the A8 L Security. The latest version...

  • 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel

    Already responsible for developing more luxurious and higher performing vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover, the Special Vehicles Operations division has now been tasked with building armored cars for the British automaker. And the first off the list is an armored Land Rover Range Rover which dons the Sentinel badge we last saw on an armored Jaguar XJ. ALSO SEE: 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn Drops Top Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut: Video The Range Rover Sentinel is based on the luxurious Range Rover Autobiography and benefits from VR8 ballistic and blast protection certification. This means it can withstand...

  • Lexani Motorcars Armored Toyota Land Cruiser
    Lexani Motorcars Unveils Uber-Luxurious Armored Land Cruiser

    Like the Cadillac Escalade we saw from Lexani Motorcars last September, the interior of its latest Land Cruiser features some seriously next-level luxury. MUST SEE: Yes, Lexus Has Indeed Made An Actual Hoverboard: Video There's Italian leather, a gigantic flat-screen television, a pair of six-way...

  • INKAS armored Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG limousine
    INKAS Armored G63 AMG Is A Tribute To Dictatorial Excess: Gallery

    There’s over the top, then there’s Over The Top, then there’s insanely over the top, and then there’s this: the INKAS armored Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG limousine that’s outfitted like a first-class luxury jet cabin wrapped in a bubble of steely protection. With an...

  • Texas Armoring Corporation Shoots At Mercedes
    Texas Armored Car Company Literally Stands Behind Its Product: Video

    If you produce a product, I'd have to assume you stand behind your work and your creation. How far would you be willing to go to prove this? Texas Armoring Corporation President and CEO Trent Kimball goes to the extreme to prove that his product is fit for duty. That's because Kimball builds...

  • BMW X5 Security Plus
    Production BMW X5 Security Ready For Moscow Auto Show Debut

    BMW will roll out a production version of its armored X5, shown in concept form at last year's Frankfurt Auto Show.

  • Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard
    Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard Upgrades To New S-Class Platform, Greater Armor Capability

    If you’re a head of state, head of an underground organization, or just extremely paranoid—but you still enjoy the finer things in life—your new ride has arrived: the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard. Rated at VR9-class protection in transparent and non-transparent areas, the new S600...

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