Range Rover Sentinel – bulletproof fortress on wheels

Land Rover has unveiled its first armoured Range Rover to be fully engineered by its Special Vehicle Operations division – the Range Rover Sentinel.

The Sentinel is based on the Range Rover Autobiography, and combines VR8-level ballistic and blast resistance with off-road capabilities and “uncompromised levels of luxury”.

The vehicles can withstand 7.62mm high velocity, armour piercing incendiary bullets; 15kg TNT blasts; and DM51 grenade explosions from both beneath the floor and above the roof.

“At its core is a specially-developed six-piece armoured passenger cell, made of super-high-strength steel, providing world-class protection from attack,” said Land Rover.

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Safety compartment

“The standard glass has been replaced by multi-laminated armour privacy glass, providing excellent clarity for the driver and occupants, while also delivering bullet protection.”

The Autobiography features a V8 supercharged engine – which the Sentinel’s power unit is based on – producing 625Nm of torque and 375kW.

Suspension and brakes in the Sentinel have been upgraded to deal with the extra weight of the armour plating.

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Range Rover Sentinel

The vehicle is “primarily aimed at export markets” and built to special order. Prices, excluding taxes, start at €400,000 (±R6,000,000).

An overview of the Sentinel – scheduled to make its debut at the Defence and Security Equipment International Show on 15 September – is detailed in the video below.

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