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Armored Cadillac Escalade doubles as a leather-lined, bulletproof, rolling protected room


California-based High quality Coachworks has turned the Cadillac Escalade into a really luxurious armored automobile.

The newest within the firm’s collection of AddArmor automobiles, the 2022 B6 Escalade options light-weight B6 AR 500 bullet-resistant materials in each physique panel that gives B6-level safety, plus B6-level bolstered glass that may maintain extended strikes from rocks, bats, or different blunt objects, the corporate claims. A PA siren system (to disperse crowds) and run-flat tires additionally assist put together the Escalade for harmful conditions. B6 safety is the best degree of civilian safety allowed and it stops 7.62×55 mm rounds fired from an R1 assault rifle.

Passengers can climate assaults in leather-lined consolation. The inside options second-row captain’s chairs with heating, air flow, and therapeutic massage, with a middle console and aircraft-style foldout tables in between. A Samsung good TV retains occupants entertained whereas beneath siege by terrorists.

AddArmor by Quality Coachworks 2022 Cadillac Escalade

AddArmor by High quality Coachworks 2022 Cadillac Escalade

The armor and luxurious options doubtless add a number of weight, however High quality Coachworks didn’t specify any powertrain or chassis upgrades. The Escalade is presently obtainable with 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 and three.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6 powertrains producing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque and 277 hp and 460 lb-ft, respectively. An Escalade-V is on the best way for the 2023 mannequin 12 months, with 682 hp and 653 lb-ft of torque courtesy of a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. That will be fairly useful for escaping attackers.

The ballistic safety for the Escalade prices about $80,000, whereas the upgraded inside prices an extra $75,000. To place that in perspective, a base Escalade begins at $77,990 (together with vacation spot).

Paranoid one percenters do have a alternative of armored Escalades. Canada’s Inkas unveiled its personal model in 2021, additionally with light-weight ballistic panels. If an Escalade is simply too high-profile, Inkas will apply the identical armor bundle to the associated Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban.

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