Meet The World’s Fastest Armored Car – A Tuned Audi RS7 With A Top Speed Of 202 MPH

Armored vehicles are usually large luxury sedans or SUVs which are about as much fun to drive as a school bus. AddArmor is trying to fix that by unveiling what they’re claiming is the world’s fastest armored car.

Boasting a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h), the armored vehicle is based on an Audi RS7 Sportback which has been tuned by APR.

Starting under the hood, the model has been equipped with an APR Plus Stage II system which enables the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine to produce 760 hp (567 kW / 771 PS) and 800 lb-ft (1,085 Nm) of torque. This allows the car to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds.

AddArmor didn’t want to spoil the impressive performance, so they used polycarbonate weave cocooning which is 10 times stronger than ballistic steel despite weighing 60% less. The company also installed special windows which are a “multi-layer mixture of polycarbonate and ballistic glass.”

The armoring added less than 200 lbs (91 kg) of weight to the vehicle and provides occupants with European B4 levels of protection. This enables the car to protect people from small arms fire including rounds from a .44 Magnum.

While AddArmor could have stopped there, they didn’t as they also added an assortment of countermeasures that would make Q proud. Highlights include pepper spray dispensers, a custom smokescreen system and a “sonic sound cannon.” The model also has aircraft-inspired blinding lights, run-flat tires and electric shock door handles which deliver a jolt similar to a high-powered taser gun.

The car also sports a mine/explosion detection system, a 360° night vision camera system and an “overpressure gas detection unit with onboard gas masks and air tanks to supply filtered fresh breathing air.”

Should things really go south, the model’s front barrier bumper can be used to ram obstacles while still protecting the radiator. Should all else fail, there’s biometric gun racks in the boot which can hold pistols and assault guns. If you have to break those out, you’ll be glad to know the car’s Global 911 concierge service will have likely been alerted to your predicament.

The armored RS7 is currently available and it costs $205,000 (£164,471 / €182,880). That’s $91,100 (£73,089 / €81,270) more than the standard model, but the company says packages start at just $28,000 (£22,464 / €24,978).

Also Read: New Range Rover Sentinel Is A Bullet-Proof V8 Fortress On Wheels

In a statement, AddArmor President Jeff Engen said “With the new AddArmor APR RS7, we wanted to demonstrate how today’s armoring technology allows drivers to pick from a wide range of cars not normally associated with armored vehicles.”

more photos...
  • Jason Panamera

    Only 91kg more and 2.9 sec 0-60 are impressive numbers.

  • robotlogic

    For that kind of money you would think that it wouldn’t have a crooked label maker made label marking cheap China made buttons/switches or use ordinary washer fluid bottles to store the pepper spray fluid in the passenger air space where their lids could pop open and leak during an accident. But that’s just me, maybe I’m expecting too much from a $200K Armored car??

  • Willzyx

    Yeah, not gonna trust my life to a company that can’t even 3D print custom “Pepper Spray” and “Smoke Screen” container caps, instead of windshield washer caps.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Lol. Yeah it does look very amateurish.

  • Romain AA

    Russia says thank you

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Sad all the hate directed at Audi owners requires this level of protection.

  • Bash

    ….. so when is the next (Transporter) movie.

Mario Andretti’s Lamborghini Countach Is A $500k Piece Of Automotive Royalty

Lamborghini only ever built 321 examples of the Countach 5000 S, and this one had a very special owner.

Toyota Kicks Off New Ad Campaign As 2020 GR Supra Arrives At Dealers Later This Month

After a 21 year absence, the Toyota Supra will return to dealerships soon.

Ranger Danger: Ford Reportedly Working On A Bronco Pickup To Battle Jeep Gladiator

The hardcore pickup is expected to be based on the next-generation Ranger and could go into production in 2024.

HSV SportsCat Series 2 Sequel Brings Enhanced Styling, Equipment

The Holden Colorado-based off-road truck receives cosmetic changes that make it look more aggressive.

VW Plans To Launch Autonomous Vehicles In The Middle Of The Next Decade

VW believes fully autonomous vehicles will primarily appeal to the fleet operators and the rich.

Audi Celebrates 25 Years Of RS Models, Confirms Two More For 2019

Audi will introduce two new RS models later this year and one is likely the RS Q8.

This Could Be The First Emoji For Electric Vehicles

Created by Electrify America, the emoji shows a generic sedan at a charging station.

Should Mazda’s New CX-30 Make Its Way On Your Shopping List?

Its sleek design, sporty drive without compromising comfort, and ample room for four might just to the trick.

Hennessey’s Ranger VelociRaptor Has Sports Car Performance, Better Off-Road Manners

Based on the 2.3-liter version, it gets 360 HP, a higher ground clearance and all-terrain tires
.

Trump Administration Preparing To Freeze Fuel Efficiency Penalties

Under the Obama administration, fines would have almost tripled for cars that didn’t meet fuel efficiency standards.