LAND ROVER REVEAL THE RANGE ROVER SENTINEL
Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations Division have created the Range Rover Sentinel, a luxury armoured vehicle.
Hand built at Land Rover’s Oxford Road facility in the UK, the vehicle is the based on the standard wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography and provides the highest levels of protection an SUV can offer.
Designed to withstand the most damaging and targeted threats the vehicle is verified to VR8 standard against ballistic threats, meaning it can withstand armour piercing incendiary bullets and the blast from DM51 grenade explosions.
In addition to this level of security the Range Rover Sentinel retains Land Rover’s huge breadth of capability and uncompromised levels of luxury and refinement. The vehicle has no differences on the exterior to the standard Range Rover Autobiography, despite its level of protection.
John Edwards, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations said, “The new 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 will make its global debut at the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition at London’s Excel arena between the 15th and 18th September.
Visitors will be able to see the vehicle up close and learn about the six–piece armoured passenger cell, made of super-high-strength steel and the multi-laminated armoured privacy glass, which provides bullet protection. Other features include an anti-tamper exhaust, a self-sealing fuel tank, an auxiliary back up battery and run flat inserts on the tyres, which allow the vehicle to be driven on even if the tyres are deflated.
The Range Rover Sentinel is the first luxury armoured vehicle to be fully engineered by Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations Division. To find out more about the vehicles they create, click here