Hyundai has revealed an armoured version of its Equus large saloon at the Moscow motor show. Developed in conjunction with German firm Stoof International, the Equus Limousine Security variant weighs a gigantic 3840kg.
Extra equipment responsible for this weight gain includes an extra battery, reinforced door hinges, hydraulic window lifters, an intercom system and a protected fuel tank.
As well as this, the Equus features 'labyrinth' overlaps in all panel gaps. This is said to protect occupants from projectiles. The armoured shell of the Equus is designed to ‘fully protect the interior from ballistic penetration from any angle’, according to Hyundai. They are also keen to stress it complies with the VR7 protection level required of armoured cars.
The drivetrain of the armoured Equus remains identical to the standard car. This means it’s powered by a 429bhp, 5.0-litre V8. With no UK sales of the standard Equus, however, don’t expect to see a Limousine Security ferrying around VIPs in Britain anytime soon.