Why do people buy SUVs? Some do it for the cargo and passenger capacities. Some buy ‘em because they like to sit high. But some buy sport-utes because, even though the most off-road action they’ll ever see is a muddy parking lot, they want to know they can handle anything that comes along. But what if rough terrain or heavy snowfall isn’t your biggest concern? What if you’re more worried about being attacked by armed assailants? Well then… you’re either living in a pretty nasty neighborhood, you’re pretty damn important or you’re just plain paranoid. In any event, this is the vehicle you’ll need: the new Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured.

Developed with the security consultants at Centigon, the secure LR4 can withstand machine gun fire, 33 pounds of dynamite or even a couple of hand grenades tossed underneath. Unfortunately the added steel plating necessary to withstand such a barrage adds considerable heft to an already hefty vehicle, pushing the curb weight up to over 7,800 pounds.

Fortunately, Land Rover has given its armored model the big 5.0-liter V8, beefier brakes, upgraded air suspension and heavy-duty wheels with run-flat tires to handle the extra payload, but the big Landie can still hustle to 62 in 10.6 seconds and carry an additional 1,100 pounds of people and gear. Read all about it in the press release after the break.

Source: Land Rover

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