AddArmor’s $350k Cadillac Escalade Is A Tank With Apple TV, HBO And Countermeasures

People who run the risk of getting shot at in public often turn to companies that offer bulletproof mobility solutions. One such brand is AddArmor, founded by Special Ops and other law-enforcement veterans who specialize “in turning vehicles of all kinds and prices into mobile safe-rooms”, as they put it.

This particular example is a $350,000 Cadillac Escalade equipped with the Executive Protection Package, which adds further customization within the cabin, focusing not just on security, but luxury features, too. After all, those rich (and important enough to have such enemies) individuals appreciate their comfort.

“The AddArmor Executive Protection Package Escalade really represents the pinnacle of what we offer in terms of executive protection and comfort,” said the company’s president, Jeff Engen Anderson. “This truck not only features the best in lightweight, modern armoring alongside a host of other hidden countermeasures, but also presents it all in a luxurious package.”

The vehicle uses special 2-inch (5 cm) thick ballistic glass capable of stopping high-powered rifle rounds, not to mention 9 mm and .44 Magnum rounds. Opt for the Full Protection Package and you’ll get a windshield with anti-fog/de-icing elements, embedded antennas for GPS and radio, and solar coatings.

In order to make sure that performance doesn’t take a hit, AddArmor used carbon-composite panels that are said to be 10 times stronger than ballistic steel and weigh 60 percent less, offering the Escalade 360-degree protection. Its engineers then raised the SUV’s roof by 4.5 inches (11 cm) to increase headroom, before adding an Alcantara suede headliner and LED lighting.

Also available is a 32-inch smart TV integrated into the retractable divider, a 360-degree camera system, onboard Wi-Fi, DirecTV, Apple TV and HBO, Sony surround sound system and iPod/iPhone compatibility.

Equally impressive are all the countermeasures that can be deployed if the vehicle comes under attack. For starters, you have access to gun ports so that you can retaliate if somebody opens fire on you. Then there is the anti-jamming satellite communications system, active mine/explosion detection, 360-degree night vision camera and a global ‘911’ phone and data system monitored by a Global Special Operations Command Center (GSOC), wherehighly trained personnel will stay with you on the line until the threat has been mitigated.

This particular Escalade is also equipped with red/blue law-enforcement emergency lights, a siren and PA system, hidden lockboxes, run-flat tires, a heavy-duty suspension and larger brakes.

 

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  • Six_Tymes

    wow. must be so nice to be that wealthy to be able to afford this

  • Mr. EP9 (Monkey)

    Absolutely one ugly hearse from Chevrolet.

  • If I were a terrorist I’d shoot the wheels (not the tires, the wheels).
    If you can damage just one of the 4 hubs and get the car to lose just one wheel, the SUV will just collapse on its own weight.

    • Mr. EP9 (Monkey)

      The wheels are armor, as well. It doesn’t work that easy, and there’s a small chance you might miss and get run over at full throttle. Lol, that Chevy has 420 HP.

  • Mr. EP9

    I get the need for discretion but why do these armored cars have to be black? Black paint, tinted windows, and black wheels? Come on, that’s gotta be a dead giveaway.

  • Bash

    Why wouldn’t the Beast be based on the Escalade.

    • Mr. EP9

      Because the Escalade is ugly?

      • Bash

        Pfff, and beast isn’t!

  • datCubanguy

    Nothing is bulletproof,the proper word is;Bullet resistant,I bet my life that if I hit it with a couple of .50 cal API rounds at 400 yards,it will go thru.

  • KAG25

    That is cool, but I would want one that looks like a stock Toyota or Honda Minivan

  • DR.FUNK

    Or you could pursue your fortune in a way that negates the need for this critter.

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