Canada-based Inkas doesn’t just build armored variants of regular passenger vehicles. It also manufactures some of the world’s toughest vehicles for military and law-enforcing agencies.
Their latest product is the Superior Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) / Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle (AMEV). The long name designates a multipurpose vehicle created to tackle hostile environments and rough terrains while keeping those aboard safe thanks to its Ballistic Level 7 armor.
It’s specifically built to transport personnel and aid for search and rescue operations, in any terrain. Therefore, the targeted clientele includes law enforcement, paramilitary, and peacekeeping operations. The Inkas Superior can transport up to 14 personnel or up to 2 personnel and 6 wounded passengers. Furthermore, its modular platform enables the fitting of an array of additional components for specific uses.
Some of the vehicle’s unique features include a hydraulic rear ramp system that facilitates the loading of wounded passengers, as well as an upgraded optics package with PTZ infrared and thermal imaging. The intimidating 4×4 also packs drivetrain and suspension modifications that purportedly allow it to operate without a problem in all conditions.
Powering the 33,000-lb (14,968-kg) monster is an inline six-cylinder diesel engine that produces 330 hp and 950 lb-ft (1,286 Nm) of torque. The power plant helps the Inkas Superior APC / AMEV reach a tested top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).
The vehicle also packs a fifth-generation Allison 3000 push-button transmission, 10,000lb-ft (13,543Nm) rated transfer case and an electro-hydraulic fuel system. As a result of all this equipment, Inkas claims the Superior outperforms other similarly-sized vehicles “in terms of both mobility and dependability.”