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Brabus launches a $700k Mercedes G-Wagen

dailymail: German luxury car tuner Brabus has taken a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen and cladded it in armoured steel to create a blast-resistant SUV that will keep the most under-threat individuals safe from attack.

Prices – including VAT – start from around £440,000 for the cheapest of the three Brabus Invicto armoured Mercs, with the priciest ringing in at a whopping £645,600 including VAT – and the heavies in the images are not included in that price.

The Mercedes, popular with footballers and celebrities, already costs £90,000, but then Brabus replaces the bodywork with a ‘self-contained, self-supporting, bolted structural Shelter Cell’ that can withstand AK47 gunfire and military-grade explosive blasts to create a tank-like mobile panic room for the highest level targets with plenty of cash in their pocket.

The shell itself is made from hot-formed armoured steel but also includes 3D-printed protected parts – the first time such features have been combined on a passenger vehicle, unsurprisingly.

How protective is it? Enough to survive a 15kg TNT blast, earning the Invicto an ‘VR6-plus level Explosion Resistance Vehicle’ rating. The manufacturer claims to have tested this on a number of occasions (gulp!).

The beefed-up Brabus will laugh in the face of single-round hand-pistol gunfire, and can even take the brunt of an AK47 emptying an entire magazine of bullets onto it.

The German car customising firm says the Shelter Cell is entirely resistant because – unlike most vehicles – it doesn’t have any panel gaps and it’s fitted with bulletproof and shatter-resistant glass in defence against the deadliest of sharp-shooting snipers. Sounds good enough to us.

Christian Draser, chief executive at Brabus, explains: ‘We have the entire vehicle certified by an accredited German ballistics authority, both with regard to being fired upon and being subjected to explosions as per resistance class VR6 Plus ERV.’

All of this armour comes at a cost, though – and we’re not just talking about the account-emptying price tag.

All this protection adds around a tonne to the G-Wagen’s already hefty kerbweight.

That said, Brabus has accounted for this with new suspension and brakes to cope with the additional bulk – and it’s 550-horsepower V8 AMG-tuned engine from the G63 is far from sloth-like.

The Invicto Mission – the most protective and expensive of the three options – gets a Brabus performance kit including its own pair of turbochargers to replace the Merc standard parts and an uprated sports exhaust for an extra kick of power.

Even with all the extra weight, Brabus claims it will accelerate from 0-to-60mph in 11 second and has a top speed of 130mph – that’s quicker than any army tank we can think of.

And it will even escape at speed with the tyres shot out, as the off-road run-flats fitted to the Invicto can be driven on for around 30 miles even when they’ve been punctured by gun shots.

The Mission – priced at £645,600 for UK customers – gets its name because it’s made for ‘missions and more’, and is the one you really want.

It gets the full quota of armoured spec, including door panels and seat backs made from stab-resistant woven nylon that’s usually exclusive to the armed forces and tactical police, a digital rear display mirror so your bodyguard driver can spot any covert attacks from behind, and seats that are redesigned specifically for people to be wearing bulletproof vests.

Over half a million quid also gets you high-performance lightning and signal systems, an integrated fire extinguishing setup, built-in infra-red night vision cameras, military-grade sat-nav system, fresh air vents with ABC filters to resist attacks from airborne substances (we’re not sure if this includes Covid-19) and even an armoured escape hatch in the roof if the final resort is to decamp and make a run for it.

If you want something a little more stealth, the entry-level version – called the Invicto Pure – looks almost like a standard G-Wagen and costs £442,495 for UK buyers.

That’s some £60,000 more than Range Rover’s Sentinel. The a 3.5-tonne armour-plated SUV was launched last year with a price tag of £380,000 for a vehicle designed to safe-guard dignitaries and A-listers.

It is cheaper than Volvo’s recently released XC90 Armoured, though, which costs £450,000 and also gets an escape hatch for the target to creep through the boot compartment to safety.

Sitting between the Brabus Invicto Mission and Pure is the mid-spec Luxury, which costs around £562,000 including VAT and doesn’t get the full list of attack-evading features.

If you’re on the run right now, you might need to get in touch with Brabus today as these are all being built to order.

Source: Published by dailymail

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Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
3 months ago

Good job, what a lovely idea, kudos to the brand for job well done

OKUNNUWA TIMILEHIN
OKUNNUWA TIMILEHIN
3 months ago

Congratulation

Atte
Atte
3 months ago

This is another future car. If it can withstand AK47 gunfire and military-grinade explosive blast, then the car its unstoppable. The only thing is its cost, certainly its made for the richest among the the rich

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
3 months ago

Nice car

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
3 months ago

I love d interior of dish car.

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
3 months ago

Great deal, job weldi really like this New model with the New design

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
3 months ago

That’s interesting, only that its meant for the wealthy

Sammy alabi
Sammy alabi
3 months ago

wow it really nice improvement

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
3 months ago

Amazing car, beautiful interior… When will I get money 2 land dis kind of car??😢😢. God bless my hustle

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
3 months ago

Great job

Prince Nimibofa Frank
Prince Nimibofa Frank
3 months ago

Wow, thank Goodness I dont have money else would’ve gotten 1
Wether on the run or not

Miebaka minaye Ilombo
Miebaka minaye Ilombo
3 months ago

Nice I.love the brand..

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
3 months ago

The car is for the rich,well equip and safe

Ojeah John Ekene
Ojeah John Ekene
3 months ago

Congratulations…. It’s really a nice car with lots of spec. Wouldn’t love it

Segun John
Segun John
3 months ago

That is a good job

Umar Faruk
Umar Faruk
3 months ago

Always the best car designer

Ogwu E. Moses
Ogwu E. Moses
3 months ago

Nice car

Emmanuel John Paul
Emmanuel John Paul
3 months ago

Omo see Moto😍😍😍

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
3 months ago

Congratulation more blessings ahead

Ruth Ayibaemi
Ruth Ayibaemi
3 months ago

Fantabulous!

Mustapha Animashaun
Mustapha Animashaun
3 months ago

Good innovation

Umukoro Ufuoma
Umukoro Ufuoma
3 months ago

I guess the car is been built for war and that price is too heavy

Gabriel Mercy Omoru
Gabriel Mercy Omoru
3 months ago

Only the Wealthy can afford a vehicle in this range, they’ve even advertised in such a way to let you know that you need it when you’re going for a dangerous mission involving guns, grenades, and explosives.

Gideon
Gideon
3 months ago

Wooo so amazing car I wish I have money one of them I love the cars good job keep it up

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
3 months ago

This car I meant for rich niggas not average people…I love the way the car is designed…I think gun can’t penetrate

Adeyemi Christopher Ayomide
Adeyemi Christopher Ayomide
3 months ago

cool

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
3 months ago

What an outstanding and amazing car

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
3 months ago

Okay

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
3 months ago

Money spender

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
3 months ago

Good job, only the like of bill gates e fit ride this one.

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
3 months ago

Wow that’s really nice.

Lokrit yilchini gomper
Lokrit yilchini gomper
3 months ago

Wow awesome

Lokrit yilchini gomper
Lokrit yilchini gomper
3 months ago

Wow awesome…since the car can withstand AK 47

Emmanuel Aso otisi
Emmanuel Aso otisi
3 months ago

700k USD is not a small money ,only the rich can afford this

Gideon
Gideon
3 months ago

That’s means the car in unstoppable and am looking forward to get the car by God grace

Maureen Eric
Maureen Eric
3 months ago

Congrats

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
3 months ago

Congratulations on the new launch

Sunday Bose
Sunday Bose
3 months ago

great idea

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
3 months ago

This is really innovative from the German company and it will really be sought after by the high and mighty for security purposes…… Definitely, Nigerian market is waiting…..

Abidemi oladele
Abidemi oladele
3 months ago

Beautiful

Josbisco
Josbisco
3 months ago

Is so interesting to hear

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
3 months ago

Wow. Technology at its peak. Good job with a mouthwatering price tag.

Ifeoma
Ifeoma
3 months ago

Nice one,but the price is too high,just few people can afford it

Matthew chinedu
Matthew chinedu
3 months ago

Good car I love it

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
3 months ago

What a luxury

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
3 months ago

This car is meant for military and the Rich people

Sunday Bose
Sunday Bose
3 months ago

So nice. I love it

Ojeah John Ekene
Ojeah John Ekene
3 months ago

good car, quite expensive but it’s okay for the price

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
3 months ago

Wow lovely car

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
3 months ago

Sweet car with astonishing features from a great designer. Well-done !