Vehicles

Maybach Launches Armored Limousine

Posted on March 23, 2011 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

ABOUT PHOTO: The 2011 Maybach Guard is almost indistinguishable from the Maybach 62.

SUMMARY: Reinforced steel has been built into the Maybach Guard’s roof, rear wall, firewall, doors and floor, while Kevlar blankets have been incorporated to absorb bullets that pass through the steel.

STUTTGART, Germany -- Luxury car maker MAYBACH has built an armored limousine capable of defending against blunt instruments or handguns up to .44 caliber at point-blank range.

The MAYBACH GUARD is almost impossible to distinguish from the Maybach 62, the model it was based on. A special armor, made of highly specialized steel and high-tech Kevlar, is integrated in the body shell and only raises the weight of the vehicle by 895 pounds, with no effects on the handling system.

In fact, since the base of the Maybach Guard already was designed for the extra weight of the vehicle, no changes have been made to the drive train, suspension or braking system, and the car handles effortlessly at all times.

Furthermore, the Maybach Guard is the only armored car in the world able to reach a top speed of 155 mph and goes from 0-62 mph in 5.7 seconds. The armor is certified by independent state bodies which carry out on-the-spot quality control checks and can immediately revoke their certification.

The Maybach Guard’s alarm system includes alarm activation buttons at every seat, along with an intercom system to allow communication with people outside the vehicle without opening a window.

Source: MAYBACH; Michael Campos, LCT assistant editor

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

What 10 Luxury Cars Are Ready To Shine In 2017?

Most of the vehicles are chauffeur-worthy, high-end sedans easily available and recognized in the industry.

Turtle Top Shuttle Ready For Workhorse Duty

Vehicle Pick Of The Week: Every fleet needs low overhead workaday vehicles that bring in steady revenues.

Continental Is The Car Lincoln Was Begged To Build

Review: The sedan's smartly tailored sheetmetal is more Bentley by way of Motown, but starting from an attainable $45,485.

Grech Motors Introduces Newly Designed 2017 F550 GM33 Bus

The new bus model boasts a sleeker design and more mechanical muscle.

Tesla Model S: The First Driverless Armored Vehicle?

The electric vehicle company is looking to break records in safety and autonomous driving capabilities.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - January 2017 $12.95 THE MONEY ISSUE COVER STORY: * Dashboard Helps Steer Company Finances * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close