Here is the Top 10 Most Powerful Armored Vehicles In the World:
The T-98 Kombat is driven by a 340 hp V8, giving the lightest T-98 a top speed of 111 mph, which makes this one of the fastest all-terrain armored vehicles in the world. This vehicle can also take you from 0 to over 60 mph within 10 seconds. On average, the T-98 Kombat tips the scales at over 11,000 pounds. It has a 36 gallon tank, 2.3-inch-thick bulletproof glass, and prices starting at around $138,000. The purpose of this car was to protect Russia’s wealthiest businessmen as they are often subjects of kidnapping threats. Not only is the T-98 Kombat sold in the United States, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, but it can also be seen in popular culture. In the 2012 comedy, The Dictator, a gold colored version of the T-98 Kombat was used. Furthermore, the T-98 Kombat also makes appearances in Grand Theft Auto V and the 2014 action movie, The November Man.
Mercedes Benz s600 Guard:
This vehicle is one of the newest luxury armored cars. This car gives so much protection from previous Mercedes armored vehicles that its windows, which are several times thicker than the stock double-pane glass, are so heavy that each needs its own hydraulic lift to open and close. Its top speed is 130 miles per hour, and with a seven speed automatic transmission, it can go from 0 to 60 in about 4 seconds, and holds a V12 engine with 530 hp. This limo holds the best money can buy at 5.5 tons, which is about 11,000 pounds. Because of the added weight of this armored limo, the doors open and close with the assistance of an electric motor. And to top your customized order off, this limo can be fitted with sirens, flashing lights, emergency starter battery, and external communication systems.
The Marauder is an armored, mine-protected vehicle, which was launched during 2007 in Abu Dhabi. The Marauder has a six cylinder turbo diesel engine and can run speeds of 75mph, a maximum range of about 430 miles and weighs about 20 tons. Its windows alone are 3.5 inches thick. Furthermore, the Marauder can carry up to ten people. It is described as being one of the world’s most unstoppable vehicles and can survive a land mine explosion.
The Inkas Huron APC vehicle is known to be a zombie-proof, indestructible vehicle that can hold up to 16 people. This vehicle is designed to protect its occupants from high-power rifle fire, such as an AK-47 and hand grenade blasts. This vehicle is also equipped with gun portholes down the sides, including on the driver’s door. Under the hood of this beast is an 8.3L diesel cranking out 310 hp. This vehicle was definitely meant for a war zone, and its engine is a 10-speed automatic transmission that holds a 75 gallon fuel tank. The weight of the vehicle actually depends on what type of add-on you want to order. The top speed is 100 miles per hour making it one of the fastest all terrain vehicles in the world. It also includes a built-in compressor that will automatically re-inflate any busted tires to keep you going at its top speed.
The Sentinel is Range Rover’s first armored vehicle. While the outside looks identical to the Range Rover Autobiography, it is actually very different. The Sentinel holds a steel-plated armored passenger cell and windows of optical-quality multi-laminated armor privacy glass. It has about a four inch opening in the driver’s window for passing documents. Furthermore, the Sentinel is certified to VR8 standard against ballistic threats, which means TNT explosives and grenades. The top speed of the Range Rover’s Sentinel is 155 miles per hour. This luxury vehicle also includes a V8 engine, 340 horsepower, and can go from 0 to 60 in about 8 seconds. If you are interested in this extra protection vehicle, you can purchase the Sentinel starting at about $446,000.
Dartz Black Shark:
The Dartz Black Shark is known as a “spy car.” This car is a battle-ready armored SUV built atop a Mercedes AMG GL platform, which can be fitted with a V8 or a V12 engine. It holds about 1,500 horsepower, can go from 0 to 60 between five to six seconds, and has a top speed of about 155 miles per hour. The Dartz Black Shark includes driving features like electro chromatic privacy windows and disappearing coach door-handles that come equipped with an anti-paparazzi shock-device. This basically gives a jolt to any trespassing fingers while the privacy window conceals the identity of those inside. Furthermore, the vehicle also comes equipped with a rotating bulletproof grill, and a fingerprint and retina scanner. You could also customize the vehicle with other additions like a champagne holder and a hotspot, and an Xbox One.
550-Foot Laser Yacht:
This 550 foot Yacht is known as the Eclipse and is said to be something that even James Bond might consider too “over the top’! Just kidding, it’s James Bond. This yacht is about as long as two football fields and has an integrated German-built missile defense system, which includes bullet proof glass and a missile detector. The car is also equipped with about four dozen different LED light elements, plus a loudspeaker and siren mounted on the front push bar. Furthermore, the car can reach nearly 200 miles per hour.
The Ball Tank is considered to be one of the rarest and most unique fighting vehicles from World War II. Not much is known about this little unique tank as it never made a huge appearance during the war, but we do know it was invented by Nazi engineers. While no one is 100% sure of the ball tank’s purpose, it is believed to be a one man scouting vehicle. It is also reported that the Ball Tank was captured by the Soviets in 1945, when it was being sent to Japan as part of Germany’s technology sharing scheme. However, if you would like to see this rare and unique tank today, it sits in the Kubinka Museum’s collection of German armored vehicles.
Trasco BMW 7 Series:
The Trasco BMW 7 Series is not only offered with one armoring level, but a buyer is given the options of three different levels so it can protect its passengers from a variety of threats from small arms to rifle fire. The car is powered by a V12 engine with an eight speed transmission. The vehicle can go from 0 to 60 in about 4 seconds and has a top speed of about 155 mph. This luxury car has an estimated price of about $155,000. This car features upgraded tires due to the weight of the armor in this vehicle. These tires include rims with a special unique design and can be driven if the tire is punctured. This series also includes a limo, which like the car will protect the passengers from various gunfire.