First Fully Armored Skoda Lands And It’s A £118,688 Superb Estate

Developed by Skoda UK over the course of three years, the armored Skoda Superb comes with a sticker price of £118,688 ($157,319), about as much as a brand new Porsche Panamera Turbo.

Visually, the car is meant to be indistinguishable from the standard production Superb, yet unlike its reasonably priced alternative, the armored car also offers bullet and blast protection for its occupants.

The protection is provided by a combination of bullet-resistant glass, high strength steel and composite materials, which thankfully don’t compromise practicality in any way. This Superb Estate is said to be just as spacious as a regular version, boasting the same cargo volume and build quality.

In order to achieve its PAS 300 requirements, the car had to undergo an independent test that involved firing different types of ammunition, while also being exposed to various “blast and fragmentation threats”. According to Skoda, the bullet-resistant glass offers 360 degree protection.

Aside from its 2.0-liter 190 PS TDI diesel engine, the armored Superb also features upgraded suspension and braking systems, wheels that can run even if the tires are deflated, and an emergency lighting and siren system. The suspension and brakes had to be modified in order for the car to still handle well despite all the added weight.

Last but not least, there’s an 8-inch touchscreen communication hub with GPS, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

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  • Androuffle

    Regular halogen headlights on a $150+ car, ouch !

  • Christian

    what a steal!

  • Autoexperte

    Skoda is shit

  • Miknik

    Given how the whole process of making a bullet proof body is by far the major cost position of an armored car, I’m not sure that using a slightly cheaper base makes much of a difference. And at the end of the day, you are still in a fleet and mini cab special Skoda superb…

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