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This Mercedes AMG G63 is the most comfortable way to avoid assassinations

By midian182 · 6 replies
Aug 6, 2018
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  1. The 2018 INKAS Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, to give it its full name, comes with a B7 protection rating, upping the last model’s level. Whereas the previous limo’s B6 protection meant it could stop armor-piercing bullets, passengers weren’t safe if they were fired from high-velocity sniper rifles. The new model, however, has a CEN 1063 B7 rating, meaning it can withstand ammo from a 7.62mm hi-powered rifle and explosions from up to two DM51 hand grenades.

    Featuring a 563 horsepower, 5.5-liter V8 gasoline engine, this all-wheel drive vehicle has a 96-liter fuel capacity. But the combination of security, power, and comfort comes at a steep cost: around $1.2 million.

    Being bullet and grenade proof aren’t the only features of this fancy Mercedes. It also has run-flat tires, reinforced suspension and door hinges, ballistic glass, and a vehicle security system in the front cabin. It’s even equipped with infrared and thermal cameras that can capture any wannabe assassins outside the vehicle and upload the footage to a secure cloud server.

    Being a limo, riders get to experience some incredible high-end features. There’s a 4K TV with Apple TV, voice-activated controls using Siri and Apple HomeKit Integration, a couple of massive speakers that can be customized, and a motorized bar that comes with a built-in cooler.

    The two rear seats combine exotic leather and Alcantara suede. They're equipped with a massage option, naturally, and can recline fully. Along with the control panel, there’s a “daylight headliner” to simulate sunlight, which can "reduce fatigue and increase overall well-being.”

    Few vehicles cost more than $1 million, but for any at-risk VIPs who want to travel in comfort and style, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG could be the perfect option.

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  2. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 776   +1,134

    Perfect birthday present for the paranoid despotic dictator with an inferiority complex. I'll take seven!

    Only problem is there are somewhat less of those around than there used to be. Mercedes have had that crowd covered for a long time (check out the list of politicians who owned a Mercedes 600) and are probably thinking about tapping into the image conscious billionaire oligarch market. Imagine the adverts.

    Do you control the oil and gas reserves of a small state? Unpopular with the locals? Slight dispute with your regional crime syndicate or militia? Don't worry, Mercedes Benz has got your back!
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
  3. sac39507

    sac39507 TS Addict Posts: 255   +99

    But does it stop a knife?
     
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  4. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 948   +453

    Maduro is buying 2
     
  5. i3kingwizardop

    i3kingwizardop TS Booster Posts: 42   +17

    Those are NOT comfortable. They buck and sway because of high ride and narrow track. Junk trucks for the poser class.
     
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 2,038   +1,556

    Good thing you can't afford it so you don't have to experience that discomfort.
     
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  7. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,192   +2,476

    Seems like a security hole there with Siri and Apple on board. ;)
     

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