It is no surprise to see famous people, political leaders; foreign ambassadors often travel in cars that are bulletproof. With constant threats and security issues, armor car have become all the rage. Only recently Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader travelled in one such car while leaving a meeting with President Donald Trump. His car was a Mercedes-Benz S600 limousine, a Pullman guard armored car. The limo that Kim travelled in was an old edition Mercedes. These were sold during the 2008 and 2013 time period. The new editions contain a number of new features.
The new Mercedes S600 is a powerful one, inclusive of a V12 engine. It is bulletproof, and has amenities in built. Another new addition to this line is the Mercedes-Maybach, also a S600, Pullman Guard car. These cars cost around $1.6 million. No wonder only people of affluence and importance can afford them. These armor car have become an essential part of maintaining the security of the state in a number of countries and are immensely popular.
Kim Jong Un’s car
Not much is known about the North Korean leader’s limousine. He left the summit with President Trump in supposedly a Mercedes-Benz, S600 edition car. The car seems to be from the W221 generation. These usually feature upholstery made up of white leather.
His vehicle, though it might not be an upgraded version is still quite eye catching and is said have cost a whopping $1 million at the time of buying. The W221 armor cars has 517 horsepower, bi-turbo engine, which is 5.5 liters and the interiors are fashionably leather-lined. In length it is 21 feet, which is huge and Kim had customized modifications made to the car to suit his needs.
A car that comes close to Kim’s car nowadays is the Maybach S600 car. This Pullman Guard Maybach S600, W221 car was launched back in 2016, but deliveries started around 2017, that too in the second half. A new S650 as launched in March, but right now only the S600 can be availed of. The latest version of this car has a number of features to know about.
- In length, it is 21 feet and has amenities and arms in built, it is also
- The Pullman is powered by 530 horsepower, a 6.0 liter engine, which is also twin-turbocharged.
- This armor car includes security features such as steel panels that are integrated to protect you; these are installed inside the body of the vehicle. There are also overlapping protection panels in certain areas of the car. The floors are also armored so you stay protected in case of a blast.
- The window glasses are extra thick and laminated, and in addition they are polycarbonate coated which protects from splintering. The blast proof features remain at par with ERV2010 standards and have a certification of VR9 resistance class.
Apart from the above mentioned feature this armor car also includes a luxurious design that will appeal to your aesthetic senses. The cabin can be customized according to preferences; the experience can be compared to that in a private jet. Rearward-facing seats in the rear cabin can also be created for meetings within the car. This car has reached a price of $1.57 million in Germany. So you can imagine it is indeed made for the luxurious.