This armoured Maybach Pullman is ideal for kingpins and criminals alike
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Developed alongside the regular models so as not to compromise interior space and luxury, the S-Class Guard range is spearheaded by the goliath Pullman limousine, which protects its occupants from bullets and explosions thanks to the use of steel plates, extremely strong fabrics and polycarbonate-lined windows. Sure, the car’s bulletproof vest comes at a price, both in terms of price (around 1.5m euros) and weight. The latter – around 5,000kg – is offset somewhat by a 530bhp twin-turbo V12, developing a hefty 612 lb-ft of torque. But then you can’t put a price on peace of mind and safety – particularly when there’s a baying mob of angry protestors blocking your route into work.
Photos: Daimler AG