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 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.