Bullet-resistant Aston Martin Vantage can shock attackers


Armored vehicles are sometimes massive SUVs or luxurious sedans, however Wyoming-based AddArmor is taking a extra imaginative method with this armored Aston Martin Vantage.

First noticed by Motor1, the Vantage is as near a real-life James Bond automobile as you are going to get. The Aston has ballistic glass, a blast-resistant hardened metal roof and fuel-tank defend, exhaust shields to stop overseas objects from being inserted, and electric-shock door handles, based on an AddArmor press launch. The Vantage additionally rolls on run-flat tires.

Different elements of the automobile are armored with lighter Kevlar, serving to hold the load of the full armor package deal to 450 lb, based on AddArmor. The corporate stated it adjusted the suspension to account for the additional weight, however did not point out any upgrades to the AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. So Aston’s claimed 3.6-second 0-62 mph time is probably going blunted a bit.

Armored Aston Martin Vantage by AddArmor

Armored Aston Martin Vantage by AddArmor

The Vantage does look primarily inventory, which is nice for everybody who will get to admire its unmolested styling, and unhealthy for potential attackers who do not know what they’re stepping into. The principle giveaway is thicker glass, which could be seen when the doorways are opened.

This is not AddArmor’s first armored sports activities automobile. The corporate has additionally armored a Ferrari 458 Speciale, in addition to an Audi RS 7. The corporate did not listing a worth for the Vantage, however stated its armoring packages begin at $32,500 (plus the price of a donor automobile).

Aston Martin itself just lately introduced a new V12 Vantage, which the automaker claims would be the final of its form. Powered by a 5.2-liter V-12 delivering 690 hp, its restricted manufacturing run of 333 items has already offered out. Aston is shifting focus to hybrids and electrical vehicles, and plans to launch an electrical sports activities automobile in 2025.


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