Range Rover Sentinel: high security and British refinement

11 Mar


If for reasons of work your life may be in danger in the outside world, there are always brands of cars that, on request, offer you the possibility of shielding your vehicles. In this case, Land Rover has taken the opportunity to present its new flagship resistant to bullets and explosions, the Range Rover Sentinel.

It is more powerful and safer, without diminishing the characteristic refinement of the English firm or its capabilities outside the asphalt. Custom built by the Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the Range Rover Sentinel equips more than a ton of armor and glass resistant to explosions and bullet impacts. It has been developed with protection for the roof and the floor to withstand IED improvised explosives, as well as attacks of fragmentation grenades and projectiles of 7.62 x 51 mm NATO.

Inside, the new Range Rover Sentinel has more space earns space points compared to its predecessor. The latest Touch Pro Duo 10-inch infotainment system in the house is also equipped. In the event that the doors are blocked, there is an “escape route” in the rear and a public address system that allows the occupants to communicate with the outside without having to go outside. The front windows can be specified with an optional maximum drop of 150 mm for the delivery of documents.

Despite its apparent discretion, the Range Rover Sentinel can be equipped with emergency lights and sirens. The V8 Supercharged petrol engine of 380 HP and 5.0 liters provides an increase of 40 HP of power compared to the V6 gasoline previously installed, which ensures a firm and continuous thrust on any terrain. Even with the increase in mass, the Range Rover Sentinel is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 10.4 seconds and reaching a maximum speed limited to 193 km / h (120 mph). If a tire is damaged, it can roll for more than 50 km at speeds of 80 km / h. In the words of Michael van der Sande, General Manager of the SVO division of Land Rover, “the Range Rover Sentinel provides the exceptional protection and safety required by our VIP customers without compromising the refinement of the latest Range Rover. The addition of the more powerful 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine and a redesigned interior guarantees a higher level of performance and safety for occupants.”