Armored cartage are usually ample affluence sedans or SUVs which are about as abundant fun to drive as a academy bus. AddArmor is aggravating to fix that by actualization what they’re claiming is the world’s fastest armored car.
Boasting a top acceleration of 202 mph (325 km/h), the armored agent is based on an Audi RS7 Sportback which has been acquainted by APR.
Starting beneath the hood, the archetypal has been able with an APR Plus Stage II arrangement which enables the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 agent to aftermath 760 hp (567 kW / 771 PS) and 800 lb-ft (1,085 Nm) of torque. This allows the car to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in aloof 2.9 seconds.
AddArmor didn’t appetite to blemish the absorbing performance, so they acclimated polycarbonate braid cocooning which is 10 times stronger than ballistic animate admitting belief 60% less. The aggregation additionally installed appropriate windows which are a “multi-layer admixture of polycarbonate and ballistic glass.”
The armoring added beneath than 200 lbs (91 kg) of weight to the agent and provides occupants with European B4 levels of protection. This enables the car to assure bodies from baby accoutrements blaze including circuit from a .44 Magnum.
While AddArmor could accept chock-full there, they didn’t as they additionally added an array of countermeasures that would accomplish Q proud. Highlights accommodate pepper aerosol dispensers, a custom appearance arrangement and a “sonic complete cannon.” The archetypal additionally has aircraft-inspired blinding lights, run-flat tires and electric shock aperture handles which bear a blow agnate to a activating taser gun.
The car additionally sports a mine/explosion apprehension system, a 360° night eyes camera arrangement and an “overpressure gas apprehension assemblage with onboard gas masks and air tanks to accumulation filtered beginning breath air.”
Should things absolutely go south, the model’s advanced barrier bonanza can be acclimated to ram obstacles while still attention the radiator. Should all abroad fail, there’s biometric gun racks in the cossack which can authority pistols and advance guns. If you accept to breach those out, you’ll be animated to apperceive the car’s Global 911 babysitter account will accept acceptable been alerted to your predicament.
The armored RS7 is currently accessible and it costs $205,000 (£164,471 / €182,880). That’s $91,100 (£73,089 / €81,270) added than the accepted model, but the aggregation says bales alpha at aloof $28,000 (£22,464 / €24,978).
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In a statement, AddArmor President Jeff Engen said “With the new AddArmor APR RS7, we capital to authenticate how today’s armoring technology allows drivers to aces from a advanced ambit of cars not commonly associated with armored vehicles.”