New Range Rover Built Like a Tank

Over the past couple of decades there have been some incredible advancements in technology within the automotive industry. The average vehicle can do a hell of a lot more than its 20-year-old counterpart. Current models are super-efficient, incredibly smooth and easy to drive and come packed with cabin equipment.

What you probably wouldn’t liken a new release to however would be an armoured tank – unless you’ve seen what the people at Land Rover have been up to this year.

They have unveiled the new Range Rover Sentinel – their first luxury armoured vehicle – which is claimed capable of withstanding grenades and gunfire. A six-piece armoured cell has been developed, made of super-strength steel, to protect passengers inside the cabin.

As you can probably expect this sort of protection doesn’t come cheap – the model will set you back an eye-watering £360,000. Considering you can pick up a used Land Rover Range Rover in decent condition for under £15,000, this tank-like opportunity is only available to a very small group of wealthy individuals.

Just to put into perspective exactly how tough the Sentinel is, Land Rover claim it can withstand a 15kg TNT explosion and can hold its own against a DM51 grenade – whether it’s placed above or below the vehicle. Additionally, the model can be driven with deflated tyres.