AddArmor Debuts World’s Fastest Armored Car: 202 MPH $205,000 APR RS 7
Respected for designing the world’s most sophisticated mobile safe-rooms, AddArmor is excited to announce its latest creation: the world’s fastest armored car. The new 202 mph AddArmor APR-tuned RS 7 showcases the new developments in lightweight combat-proven polycarbonate armor paneling. With armored vehicles long being associated with slower, heavy duty trucks, AddArmor wanted to showcase an armored car to highlight just how far modern armoring technology has come. The polycarbonate weave cocooning the AddArmor APR RS 7 is 10 times stronger than ballistic steel while weighing 60% less. All in car that can perform at speeds of more than 200 mph.
“With the new AddArmor APR RS 7, we wanted to demonstrate how today’s armoring technology allows drivers to pick from a wide range of cars not normally associated with armored vehicles. The total armoring weight of the AddArmor APR RS 7 is no more than 200 pounds,” comments AddArmor President Jeff Engen. “That small amount of weight allows for exotic sports cars and even electric vehicles to be nicely armored without compromising their performance or range. The key difference is AddArmor uses a polycarbonate composite instead of heavy steel plating. The weave offers a much stronger, lighter package that simultaneously allows the car to be much faster.”
With speed being a critical element of safety, the lightweight armoring from AddArmor provides comprehensive 360-degree protection without compromising acceleration or braking. The AddArmor RS 7 also features an APR Plus Stage II system to further compliment the RS 7’s 4.0L twin-turbo engine. This special performance package produces 760 horsepower/800 lb-ft of torque (665/726 on website) with a manufacturer-clocked 0 – 60 mph time of 2.9 seconds.
AddArmor’s elite team of specialists upfitted European B4-level armoring to the RS 7 (AddArmor offers up to B7 protection for vehicles that can stop armor-piercing rounds.) The AddArmor APR RS 7 B4 package combines front-seat 360-degree polycarbonate body panels and ballistic glass to limit weight and protect the primary the occupants. AddArmor ballistic glass is comprised of a multi-layer mixture of polycarbonate and ballistic glass, which provides a transparent layer of armor that can withstand prolonged attacks from blunt objects such as bats or cinder blocks. Ballistically, the B4 armor can stop a .44 Magnum round, allowing drivers and passengers to evade attack.
The AddArmor APR RS 7 features Delta Force-tested security throughout. Hidden security countermeasures include a sonic sound cannon with a PA system and siren capable of 120 dB. Other security items include electric-shock door handles equivalent to a high-powered taser gun and pepper spray dispensers. For ramming, AddArmor installed a front barrier bumper that protects the car’s radiator while also allowing the automobile to comfortably drive through most ambush situations. The AddArmor APR RS 7 also includes a specially developed rear blinding light system that uses aircraft landing technology to temporarily blind assailants. The new vehicle also features a custom smokescreen system. For added security, the AddArmor APR RS 7 includes biometric gun racks hidden in the trunk that can accommodate assault rifles and handguns.
Another unique security measure included on the AddArmor APR RS 7 is a special Global 911 concierge service. This satellite-activated 24/7 system monitors the vehicle’s occupants via their cell phones and an array of beacons. Any sign of trouble automatically sets off a siren in a command center staffed by highly trained security staff with military and first-responder bac