Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
BRR protection in the extreme
The Sentinel is based on the standard wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography. It delivers the supreme comfort, command driving position and all-terrain capability of the Range Rover, while providing peace of mind thanks to outstanding occupant protection and, outwardly, looking identical to the standard model.
This mobile fortress is designed to withstand the most damaging and targeted of threats including penetration by 7.62mm high velocity, armour piercing incendiary bullets. This exceptional vehicle delivers lateral protection against up to 15kg Trinitrotoluene (TNT) blasts and defence against DM51 grenade explosions from both beneath the floor and above the roof.
At its core is a specially developed six-piece armoured passenger cell, made of super-high-strength steel, providing world-class protection from attack. The standard glass has been replaced by multi-laminated armour privacy glass of optical quality, providing excellent clarity for the driver and occupants, while also delivering bullet protection.
The Range Rover Sentinel is fully certified to VR8 standard against ballistic threats by QinetiQ®, an independent organisation that was formerly part of the British Government’s Defence Establishment Research Agency.
“The Range Rover Sentinel is one of the most extraordinary Range Rovers ever produced,” said John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. “It has been expertly engineered by Special Vehicle Operations to provide class leading levels of protection to occupants against extreme attack, whilst retaining the Range Rover’s luxury and refinement with off road capability.”
Meanwhile, the Range Rover Sentinel is fully EU Homologated, available in the UK, Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East. It will be available in Land Rover’s key sub-Sahara Africa markets, and customers can visit their nearest Land Rover dealership to register their interest. Pricing is available on application.