Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations revealed the latest version of its armored Range Rover Sentinel, which now features more power, unparalleled refinement, all-terrain capability, and the latest in occupant protection.
The 380-horsepower 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 petrol engine gives a 40 horsepower lift over the V6 petrol fitted previously, ensuring the armored SUV retains exceptional Range Rover performance across all terrains. Carrying more than one ton of armor plate and glass, Sentinel will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10.4 seconds with top speed limited to 193 km/h.
Designed and engineered by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, and built at the SV Technical Centre in Warwickshire, the armored Sentinel provides peerless occupant security with world class comfort. At its core is a protection cell built to stringent whole vehicle standards and in accordance with full ballistic and blast certification. The enhanced body is engineered to face modern and unconventional forms of attack, including improvised explosive device (IED) fragmentation blasts.
The chassis, suspension, braking, and electronic stability systems are all optimized to retain Range Rover’s on-road dynamics, while Sentinel also delivers unparalleled off-road ability for an armored vehicle of this kind, enabling it to tackle deep water crossings and challenging terrain with ease. Specially manufactured wheels incorporate a run-flat system so the vehicle can be driven over distances of more than 50 kilometers at speeds of 80km/h if a tire is damaged.
Sentinel is fitted with armored glass in order to help protect occupants from attack. Further security systems include the option for a specially configured front window which drops a maximum of 150 mm for document delivery, while it also features a public address system allowing occupants to address people outside the vehicle without leaving their secure environment. Siren and emergency lighting packs are also available.
Range Rover’s peerless refinement is retained with the new Sentinel gaining improved cabin space, enhanced headroom and superior seating over the previous generation, which ensures occupants not only benefit from complete protection on the move but also enjoy truly world class comfort. The interior also features two 10-inch high resolution touch screens.
Featuring the latest Range Rover exterior design elements, including LED lighting, Sentinel is now offered with the optional Black Pack which adds black finishes to trim items for an even more sophisticated appearance.