Introducing the new Range Rover Sentinel – the primary luxurious armoured automobile to be totally engineered by Land Rover’s Particular Car Operations
The brand new Range Rover Sentinel is the primary luxurious armoured car to be totally engineered by Land Rover’s Particular Car Operations, (SVO) hand constructed at its Oxford Highway facility, offering the very best ranges of safety an SUV can provide towards all kinds of assaults.
The Sentinel is predicated on the usual wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography. It delivers the supreme consolation, command driving place and all-terrain functionality of the Range Rover, whereas offering peace of thoughts due to excellent occupant safety and, outwardly, trying an identical to the usual mannequin. This cellular fortress is designed to resist essentially the most damaging and focused of threats together with penetration by 7.62mm excessive velocity, armour piercing incendiary bullets. This distinctive automobile delivers lateral safety towards as much as 15kg Trinitrotoluene (TNT) blasts and defence towards DM51 grenade explosions from each beneath the ground and above the roof. At its core is a specifically-developed six-piece armoured passenger cell, product of tremendous-excessive-power metal, offering world-class safety from assault. The usual glass has been changed by multi-laminated armour privateness glass of optical high quality, offering glorious readability for the motive force and occupants, whereas additionally delivering bullet safety.
Introducing the New Range Rover Sentinel
The Range Rover Sentinel is totally licensed to VR8 normal in opposition to ballistic threats by QinetiQ®, an impartial organisation that was previously a part of the British Authorities’s Defence Institution Analysis Company.
Sentinel retains the plentiful legroom of the usual mannequin that comfortably seats two full-dimension adults within the rear. A payload of as much as 650kg could be carried due to revised Dynamic Stability Management and Journey Stability Management programs. The Command Driving Place present in all Range Rover autos stays, giving the driving force a transparent and unobscured view of the environment, notably helpful within the occasion of an assault. The suspension has been up-rated to make sure Range Rover’s legendary experience consolation and dealing with are retained, but nonetheless delivers exact on-highway dynamics to permit occupants to flee assault. The Sentinel has undergone the identical testing as a normal manufacturing automobile and retains the excellent off-highway functionality for which Land Rover is known. The Sentinel has an anti-tamper exhaust, a self-sealing gasoline tank, auxiliary again-up battery and a break up charging system. The 100mm opening within the driver’s window for doc supply ensures the automobile is safe. The load house options anti-smash protecting glass making certain the cabin stays a protected home.
When it’s time to depart in a rush, run flat inserts within the tyres – fitted to particular 20-inch cut up rim alloy wheels – permit the car to be pushed even when the tyres are deflated. This method ensures that nevertheless decided the assault, the Range Rover Sentinel can use the appreciable efficiency of its 340PS three.zero-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine along side a specifically-calibrated ZF eight-pace automated transmission to flee. As well as, 380mm entrance and 365mm rear ventilated disc brakes, each with excessive-density pads, guarantee spectacular stopping energy when wanted.
If the worst occurs and the primary doorways are blocked by an accident or an assault, occupants can depart the automobile by way of the Emergency Escape System behind the rear seats. Regardless of this particular safety function, the essential design is uncompromised and the Range Rover Sentinel remains to be geared up with the elegant cut up-degree tailgate of the usual manufacturing automobile.
Optionally available safety options embrace underneath flooring and beneath bonnet fireplace suppression programs, a buyer configurable siren system, emergency service lights and an exterior speaker system to deal with folks exterior the car from the protection of the cabin.
The Range Rover Sentinel is unmatched in functionality and safety by any third-get together conversion. Externally, it’s discreet and nearly similar in look to the automobile from which it’s derived, with few visible clues as to what lies beneath the pores and skin.
A full driver-coaching programme can be offered to make sure drivers are able to dealing with the car to most impact in probably the most difficult circumstances.
Regardless of the large ranges of safety provided by the car’s armour and occupant safety programs, the Range Rover Sentinel stays a Range Rover to the core. It delivers the identical distinctive ranges of luxurious experience and luxury as a traditional Range Rover Autobiography. Clients can nonetheless select from an intensive Range of exterior paint colors; and Ebony, Ivory or Darkish Cherry inside color methods with leather-based headlining an choice. A spread of bespoke choices is obtainable on request.
Customary Range Rover options corresponding to Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Automobile Sensing and Encompass Digicam Safety incorporating T-junction view additionally lend themselves completely to the duties this very particular Range Rover is designed to carry out.
The Range Rover Sentinel is totally EU Homologated, out there within the UK, Europe, South America, Africa and the Center East with VR8 degree certification.
Obtainable to order from the start of September 2015, the Range Rover Sentinel has a information value from underneath €four hundred,000 and advantages from a 3-12 months, 50,000-mile guarantee. Further world aftersales help consists of scheduled visits annually by a specialised technician.