New armoured Range Rover Sentinel now with added performance and protection
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Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has revealed its latest version of the Range Rover Sentinel.
The new armoured vehicle was revealed at the Home Office
Security and Policing Show, where its improvements in occupant protection and refinement
were on display.
Michael van der Sande, Land Rover Special Vehicle
Operations’ Managing Director, said: “The Range Rover Sentinel delivers the
exceptional protection and security required by our VIP clients without
compromising the superior refinement of the latest Range Rover.
“The addition of the more powerful supercharged 5.0-litre V8
engine and a redesigned interior ensures a heightened level of performance and
What’s new on the
Range Rover Sentinel?
At the core of this Range Rover is a protection cell built
to stringent whole vehicle standards and in accordance with full ballistic and
The new Sentinel’s body has been enhanced to withstand a
number of modern and unconventional forms of attack, including improvised
explosive devices (IED).
Other protection technology fitted includes, armoured glass and
specially manufactured wheels incorporating a run-flat system that allows the
vehicle to be driven up to 30 miles at speeds of 50mph if a tyre is damaged.
There is also an emergency escape hatch, which allows occupant to get out of
the Range Rover if the doors are unusable.
The Range Rover Sentinel can also be specified with a 150mm
window opening – to allow for document delivery, a public address system and,
siren and emergency lighting packs.
Powering this Range Rover, equipped with more than one tonne
of armour plate and glass, is a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine producing
380PS – 40PS more than the outgoing model’s V6 petrol.
This new engine will help this armoured Range Rover
accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 10.4 seconds before going on to a top speed of
Inside the Sentinel’s
The interior has gained more space, head room and improved
seating over the last generation Sentinel providing superior levels of comfort.
It also benefits from the latest Land Rover technology,
including the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system found on the current generation