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Armored Land Rover Defender

The South African company Armormax specializes in armored luxury vehicles and their latest work is the Land Rover Defender. It is an extraordinary SUV that, due to its dimensions and configuration, is suitable for modifications of this type.

Armormax offered two levels B4 level and B6. The B4 level of protection will stop bullets fired from all handguns, as well as fire from other weapons commonly used during carjacking. The B6 level is significantly higher and provides protection against attacks by automatic rifles such as the Kalashnikov AK-47 and Remington R5, as well as protection against grenades.

The exterior look of the car does not reveal that it is an armored car, which is a proof of quality, leaving no impression that there is anything valuable inside. However, the armor did have an effect on some parts. The rear windows do not open, and the armor has blocked the panoramic roof. The third row of seats was retained, which did not compromise the volume of the trunk, despite the new rear partition.

Both levels of protection are available for all Defender versions: 90, 110 and 130.


Source: Armormax

Armored Golf GTI

South African armored car specialist Armormax has developed a package for Volkswagen’s eighth-generation Golf 8 GTI. The company claims that its Golf 8 GTI is actually “the safest high-performance hatchback.”

The Golf 8 GTI is not the only car that Armormax has equipped with a special protection package, as it sold the first armored Jaguar I-Pace last year. He also has a Golf 7 in his project history, but this time the package weighs only 179.6 kg, and Armormax says that there is “almost no” impact on fuel consumption and performance. Equally impressive is the fact that the final product hardly reveals the fact that it is an armored car that can, according to the European B4 standard, withstand fire from different types of weapons.

The armored package replaces the Optima’s standard windows with ballistic glass, while the panels, pillars, rear seats and tailgate are reinforced with lightweight synthetic armor. The car is also equipped with a push-to-talk radio system.

When it comes to other levels of protection, the B5 level provides protection against automatic rifles such as the AK-47, while the B6 level means protection against more powerful rifles. The full B7 standard is the highest possible level on the European scale of ballistic resistance EN 1522/EN 1063 and can withstand armor-piercing bullets. This kind of armor is usually thick and heavy and reserved for armored vehicles, so the Golf GTI is limited to B4 protection.

The Golf 8 GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine that develops 241 hp (177 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. The company claims that they previously had a lot of success and many orders, and the reason for this type of car is the claim that “South Africa’s crime and kidnapping statistics are terrifying.”

When it comes to price, this type of protection package costs $106,830.


Source: Armormax