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Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured Vehicle

Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured Vehicle at Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured Vehicle

Only today we had in the news that demand for personal armoured vehicles is rising in some parts of the world like Mexico or the Middle East. So it’s the perfect time for Land Rover to present their new bullet-proof Discovery 4, which  is virtually indistinguishable from the standard model and offers the same features, but if somebody shot or throw a grenade at you, it can deal with it.

So if you get held at gunpoint a lot, this is the car for you!


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This new LR Disco 4 Armoured replaces the old model which had a successful career, and provides ballistic protection in accordance with European standards BS EN1522 level FB6 and BS EN 1063 level BR6. Developed in partnership with the vehicle armouring specialists Centigon, it also provides blast protection against 15kg TNT (or equivalent) detonated in close proximity to the vehicle and under floor protection against two DM51 hand grenades. The protection offered was certified by QinetiQ, a globally recognised independent blast and ballistic testing organisation.

Now, to make a car armoured, they have to add lots of new panels and stuff, which add a considerable amount of weight. This Dico weighs more than four tons, so Land Rover ditched the 2.7 liter V6 diesel engine and replaced it with the 375PS 5.0-litre LR-V8 direct-injection petrol engine. It does 0-100km/h (62mph) in 10.6 seconds which is fair enough.

Discovery 4 Armoured comes equipped with advanced four-wheel-drive technologies to deliver outstanding all-terrain performance. This includes full functionality of the latest generation Terrain Response System – an armoured market class-leading feature, which enables the driver to configure the vehicle to negotiate a variety of surfaces, such as tarmac, ruts, grass, mud, snow or rocks, in the most effective way.

They haven’t announced the pricing of this car, but all Discovery 4 Armoured vehicles have a full three-year, 80,000km factory warranty and you can even opt for a Armoured Vehicle Driver Training program.

Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured – Detailed Specifications

Base Vehicle Specification
5.0-litre LR-V8 direct-injection petrol engine
Maximum Power (EEC) 375 PS (276 kW)
Maximum Torque (EEC) 510 Nm (376 lb ft)
6-speed automatic transmission
Kerb weight 3550kg (excluding options)
4050kg GVW
Air conditioning
Land Rover Terrain Response® system
Off road capability (deep sand driving not recommended)
Modified suspension system to accommodate increased vehicle mass
378mm brake discs with upgraded Alcon aluminium brake callipers: 6-pot front, 4-pot rear
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System – where licensed

Armour Specification
European Standard BS EN 1522 FB6 and BS EN 1063 BR6 (high velocity assault rifle)
Side blast protection – 15kg device in close proximity to the vehicle
Under floor protection against 2 x DM 51 hand grenades
Heavy duty wheels and run flat tyres – Goodyear Wrangler HP All Weather Tyre

Optional Features

Essential Armour Option Pack
Driver opening window (100mm drop to allow document passing)
Auxiliary secondary battery supply
Anti-tamper exhaust
Intercom

Maintenance Option Pack
Heavy duty spare wheel and run flat tyre – Goodyear Wrangler HP All Weather Tyre
Heavy duty jack and tools

Independent Options
Covert blue lights and siren system (where legal)
Covert headlight flash (LED)
Under bonnet fire suppressant system
Heavy duty jack and tools
Tinted windows
Intercom
Auxiliary secondary battery supply
Anti-tamper exhaust
Driver’s opening front window
Rear payload area glass anti-theft film protection

Specialist Service Option
Global After Sales Support is a tailor made package available on request

Driver Training Package
Armoured Vehicle Driver Training is a tailor made package available on request

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