New Jaguar XJ Sentinel Armored Version to Debut at Moscow Show

Jaguar is rounding out the all-new XJ series with an armored special protection version called the Sentinel, which will be revealed for the first time in public at the upcoming 2010 Moscow International Motor Show (Aug. 25-29). The new XJ Sentinel is aimed at those who for whatever reason fear for their life, promising to stop attacks ranging from .9mm hand guns to explosives.

The XJ Sentinel is beefed up with extra high-strength steel with Kevlar backing that was engineered in partnership with armoring specialist, Centigon, offering ballistic protection up to B7 level (BS EN 1522 level FB7 and BS EN 1063 BR7-), blast protection against 15kg (33 pounds) of TNT equivalent detonated within close proximity of the vehicle, and substantial under floor grenade protection.

It rides on strengthened 19-inch Aleutian Alloy Wheels with 245/45 19″ Dunlop Self Supporting Technology Run on Flat tires.

Despite the added protection, Jaguar says the Sentinel is “virtually indistinguishable” from the standard XJ model.

The car is based on the long wheelbase version of the XJ saloon with power coming from a 385HP 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. According to the company, it completes the 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint in 9.7 seconds and achieves a top speed of 195km/h (121mph).

To cope with the increased body weight (the Sentinel tips the scales at 3,800kg or 8,377 lbs), the firm’s engineers up-rated and re-tuned the suspension and steering wheel systems, and added a more powerful braking system sourced from the 510HP Supercharged (non-armored) XJ model.

“The XJ Sentinel is the ultimate armoured luxury limousine,” said Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director at Jaguar Cars. “It offers governments, security organisations and private individuals, the highest level of security, with advanced design, refined performance and a beautifully-crafted cabin. The XJ Sentinel will be the vehicle of choice for the most discerning,” he added.

Untitled And Unregistered Honda S2000 Could Be Yours For A Little Under $100,000

The same car sold for $70,000 earlier this year.

Tesla’s Nurburgring Attempt Could Be In Vain As Porsche Set The Lap Record With The Standard Taycan Turbo

Porsche didn’t use the more powerful Taycan Turbo S, so they could potentially beat Tesla in the end.

McLaren Thinks SUVs Aren’t Cool, Electrification Is – But Tech’s Still Not Up To Par

Even though tan SUV would boost its annual production from 6k units to 15k, Woking is convinced it’s not right for them.

Bentley Bentayga Stetson Edition Is An Ultra-Luxury Crossover For Cowboys

The special edition is available exclusively at a Texas dealership and features unique styling inside and out.

VW ID.4 Crossover To Be Unveiled In February

The model will be the production version of the ID Crozz concepts.

BMW’s Fall Updates Include A New Mild-Hybrid System For The 5-Series

Other updates include a carbon fiber roof for the 8-Series Gran Coupe and an M Performance package for the M135i xDrive.

Elon Musk Claims Calling Thai Diver “Pedo Guy” Was Misinterpreted, Emails Suggest Otherwise

Tesla’s CEO insists he didn’t mean the British diver was a pedophile, but his correspondence with Buzzfeed doesn’t help his case.

Ford Lets Journos Drive The 2020 Escape; What’s Their Verdict On The New Compact Crossover?

Designed from the ground up, the new Explorer is significantly improved over its predecessor, but should it be on your buyer’s list?.

Does This Screen Logo Prove BMW Is Working On A V12-Powered X7 M60i?

A BMW X7 M60i could feature the same 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 as the mighty M760Li.

Sith Lords Be Like, “Mmmm” With Kahn’s Custom Mercedes-Benz X-Class

This tuned X-Class sports upgrades inside and out and is basically brand new.