December 5, 2014

Celebrity Bulletproof Cars

With the onslaught of paparazzi, fans, and anyone trying to get their piece of celebrity action – celebrities have a lot of things to worry about. International Armoring Corporation in Utah has created several armoring solutions for celebrities to make their famous luxury cars stronger and safer. Using the original vehicle as the frame, International Armoring adds anywhere from 300+ lbs. (for B4 handgun protection) to 1400+ pounds (for B7 presidential package) of armor protection to their custom built and specialized armoring protection packages. With a variety of specialty options as well that celebrities love from electric door handles to smoke screen clouds at the flip of a switch it’s easy to see why these vehicles are becoming more and more popular around the world.

The interiors of these vehicles can be upgraded with conversion and plush options such as movable televisions, gold plated trim, and custom leather seats with specialized embroidery.

Here are the three most common celebrity bulletproof cars:

Cadillac Escalade: The Cadillac Escalade can be custom armored armored vehicle with a diesel-powered V8 6.6L turbo 300hp diesel. Many celebrities and pro-athletes love this vehicle because of the luxury finish and size to fit all their friends and family comfortably.

BMW 7 Series High Security: A BMW is already considered high-class. An armored BMW? That’s a class of its own. This vehicle can shrug off projectile weapons and chemical attacks. Even the gas tank is designed to seal itself in case it’s hit by a bullet.

Despite its armor, BMW boasts that the additional weight does not compromise its speed. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just six seconds to make sure you can get away, thanks to its V12 6-liter, 535hp gasoline engine.

Maybach 62: Maybach manufacturers boast that despite the added security features and armor by Swiss armorer Rijck, the Maybach 62S is still a beauty to behold, both inside and out.

The 62S can reportedly withstand a shot from a high-powered sniper rifle from ten meters and its AMG V12 Biturbo 5980cc 620-hp gasoline engine can let it accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just five seconds.

Mercedes Benz S-Guard 600: Mercedes Benz is one of the most used cars when securing foreign dignitaries or other VIPs around the world, so it’s not so strange that Mercedes would be a top choice for celebrities as they travel and promote their movies and causes abroad.

This model is designed to resist close-range sniper fire, rocket propelled grenades and high velocity projectiles. It has a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V12 517hp gasoline engine can accelerate it from zero to 60 mph in just four seconds.

If you are interested in traveling like a celebrity you can always have a custom built armored vehicle of your own. See recent work from International Armoring’s gallery