The Maybach S600 Guard – a luxury armoured sedan, will be launched tomorrow by the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. The launch comes close on the heels of the Mercedes E-Class Edition E launched last month.
The Maybach Guard is VR10 certified. It can take hardened steel core bullets even on its windows to keep its occupants safe. This is the highest armoured rating for a civilian car. It can also stand a blast of nearly 15kg of TNT from four metres away. The fuel tank can heal itself if it takes a hit and will not catch fire in any case. The Maybach gets special PAX run-flat tyres to allow the car to be taken away from the ambush as soon as possible.
While the cabin is full of luxuries like any other Maybach S600, the Guard also has a system of flushing out poisonous gases if any from the cabin with the press of a button. It also has an exit hatch if the car gets immobilised. The Maybach S600 Guard is powered by the 6.0-litre Petrol V12 engine that produces 530bhp of power and over 800Nm of torque.
The Mercedes Maybach S600 Guard may turn out to be the most expensive armoured vehicle offered in India surpassing the recently launched rival, the Audi A8 L Security. In spite of being built to order and imported as a CBU, the car can be serviced at any Mercedes service centre.