A luxurious cabin is all fine and well, but for wealthy individuals in some of the world’s more violent areas, the ultimate luxury is safety. In those markets armored cars are big business, and now Hyundai is getting into the game with the Equus Limousine Security
Hyundai is coming to the upcoming Moscow International Automobile Salon with a very cool armored version of the Equus sedan. The new limo was developed in the collaboration of ArmorTech-Motors, the authorized distributor of Stoof International GmbH in Russia and incorporates an elaborate range of upgraded features specially designed for exclusive stretched limousine with ballistic and blast protection.
The model is equipped with an armored shell designed to fully protect the interior from ballistic penetration from any angle. Hyundai and Stoof paid special attention to those critical areas where the glass is connected to the body components. These areas were designed with special “labyrinth” overlaps protecting the passengers inside from blast projectiles and splinters. The Equus fully complies with VR7 protection level and is ballistically certified to the protection level.
The vehicle measures 5.46 meters and tips the scales at 3,840 kg (8465 lbs), The Hyundai Equus Limousine Security is powered by a 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine that produces 430 hp (316 kW / 429 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 375 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to the rear wheels.
Some of the additional security equipment include an extra battery, reinforced door hinges, engine fire suppressant system, hydraulic window lifters, run-flat tires, an intercom communication system and a protected fuel tank with self-sealing option that prevents leakage.
Further and brief details abouth the car will be available at the 2012 Moscow International Show.
What we would like to highlight is that, This car, 2012 Hyundai Equus Limousine security, actually delivers impressive dynamics with ample agility!
Kudos to Hyundai!