Tuesday, 22 September 2015

NEWS - Mafia bosses listen up; the Range Rover Sentinel is here

Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) have announced the Range Rover Sentinel. Hand built, it takes the luxury of a Range Rover Autobiography- supreme comfort, command driving position and all-terrain capability- and encases it in armour. So you can relax in the back seat knowing that nothing less than a drone attack will do you any harm.

This mobile fortress is designed to withstand the most damaging and targeted of threats including penetration by 7.62mm high velocity, armour piercing incendiary bullets. This exceptional vehicle delivers lateral protection against up to 15kg Trinitrotoluene (TNT) blasts and defence against DM51 grenade explosions from both beneath the floor and above the roof. In all honesty I have literally no idea what any of that means in the real world, but I’m guessing you will if you’re the kind of person who’s thinking this is definitely the car for you.

At its core is a specially-developed six-piece armoured passenger cell, made of super-high-strength steel, providing world-class protection from attack. The standard glass has been replaced by multi-laminated armour privacy glass of optical quality, providing excellent clarity for the driver and occupants, while also delivering bullet protection.

John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said: “The Range Rover Sentinel is one of the most extraordinary Range Rovers ever produced. It has been expertly engineered by Special Vehicle Operations to provide class leading levels of protection to occupants against extreme attack, whilst retaining the Range Rover’s luxury and refinement with off road capability."

The Sentinel has an anti-tamper exhaust, a self-sealing fuel tank, auxiliary back-up battery and a split charging system. The 100mm opening in the driver’s window for document delivery ensures the vehicle is secure. The load space features anti-smash protective glass ensuring the cabin remains a safe house.

Available to order from the beginning of September 2015, the Range Rover Sentinel has a guide price from under €400,000 and benefits from a three-year, 50,000-mile warranty. Additional global aftersales support includes scheduled visits each year by a specialised technician.

Customers should visit http://www.landrover.com/fleet-and-business/specialist-sales.html to register their interest.

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