ed cyrarLand Rover Special Vehicle Operations has revealed its armoured Range Rover Sentinel, boasting optimum security with a focus on comfort.

Carrying more than a tonne of armour plate and glass, Sentinel has been engineered to tackle modern forms of attack including improvised explosive device (IED) fragmentation blasts. Prioritising occupant security, the model can be driven for more than 50km at speeds of 80km/h if a tyre is damaged with the help of the model’s run-flat system, with comfort found in Sentinel's spacious headroom and improved cabin space.

Featuring suspension, braking and electronic stability systems all optimised to retain Range Rover’s off-road dynamics, Sentinel is manufactured to effortlessly tackle both challenging terrain and deep water crossings. The model is also equipped with Land Rover's Touch Pro Duo informant system, controlled by two lush ten-inch high resolution touch screens.

“The Range Rover Sentinel delivers the exceptional protection and security required by our VIP clients without compromising the superior refinement of the latest Range Rover,” remarked Michael van der Sande, managing director of Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations.

“The addition of the more powerful 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 engine and a redesigned interior ensures a heightened level of performance and occupant safety.”

Sentinel includes the option of a specially designed front window with the ability to drop to 150mm for document delivery, as well as a public address system which allows occupants to talk to people outside the vehicle without leaving themselves exposed to the outside world. The model is also offered with anoptional Black Pack, which adds black finishes to exterior trims for a more refined finish.

For more on the Sentinel, look out for the next issue of Elite Living Africa.