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Bulletproof Skoda Superb launched

Constantly finding yourself under heavy machine gun fire? The new bulletproof Skoda Superb is the car for you...

This is a Skoda Superb Estate for people who have made one too many enemies in their life. It might look almost identical to a standard Superb, but an extensive armoured conversion helps to protect its occupants from bullet and explosive attacks. 

Priced from £118,688 the armoured Superb is the result of a three-year project with a British based team, and each conversion takes four weeks. While the exact details of the body armour remain under a strict need-to-know basis, the conversion ensures that the passenger cell is reinforced to the extent that it meets PAS 300 standards for ballistic and blast protection. 

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The armoured car starts life as a Superb 2.0-litre TDI but the brakes and suspension have been uprated, while the wheels are modified to ensure the car is still drivable even when the tyres have deflated.

The added weight of the reinforced steel and bullet-resistant glass have blunted performance; a quoted top speed of 120mph-plus is roughly 20mph down on the standard 187bhp model. There’s no official 0-62mph time, but it won’t match the unprotected car’s 8.4 second time.

Aside from a control panel for the emergency lighting and siren systems, the interior remains much the same as any other Superb. There’s a roomy five-seat cabin, a 660-litre boot and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Like any other new Skoda, the armoured vehicle comes with a three year warranty, though it’s unclear whether machine gun fire-related paint blemishes are covered.

Is almost £120k a bargain for a bulletproof car? Let us know your thoughts below...

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