When you’re a rich prick, there’s a pretty good chance you have a fair number of enemies. I’m sure you have plenty of friends who love you for always picking up the check, but I’m sure you plenty of people that hate your guts and want you dead.
Land Rover just dropped a new ultra luxury SUV for the oligarch/illuminati class that wants a little extra peace of mind that they’ll be arriving to their destination alive: A bullet proof SUV called the Sentinel. It only costs around a half million dollars and is the perfect investment if you just happen to be a Bond villain. Via Motor Authority:
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 attacks by 7.62-millimeter high velocity, armor piercing incendiary bullets as well as blasts from up to 33 pounds of TNT. It can also handle multiple grenade blasts above the roof and on the road surface.
The Rover Range Rover Sentinel has another benefit that puts it ahead of many armored sedans: the ability to go off-road should an unconventional escape route be needed. This has required the suspension to be uprated so that the abilities of the Sentinel are in line with those of the standard Range Rover. SVO boasts that the vehicle can still carry more than 1,400 lbs despite already being weighed down with all the protective gear.
At its core is a specially-developed six-piece armored passenger cell, made of super-high-strength steel. Multi-laminated armored glass is used for the windows and the vehicle also sports an anti-tamper exhaust, a self-sealing fuel tank, auxiliary backup battery and a split charging system, and run-flat tires. The standard engine is the Range Rover’s supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, rated at 340 horsepower.
You just can never be too careful today if you’re an evil third world dictator trying to make a getaway to Switzerland from a coup.