Armored cars are usually larger SUVs or luxury sedans, but this armored Aston Martin Vantage with wimming-based ad armor is taking on a more imaginative approach.
First seen by Engine 1, Vantage is as close to a real life James Bond car as you are going to get Aston has ballistic glass, a blast-resistant hardened steel roof and fuel-tank shield, an exhaust shield to prevent foreign objects from entering, and an electric-shock door handle, according to an AddArmor press release. Vantage also rolls on run-flat tires.
Other parts of the car are equipped with lighter Kevlar, which helps to keep the total armor package weight 450 pounds, according to AddArmor. The company said it had adjusted the suspension for the extra weight, but did not mention any upgrades to the AMG-powered 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. So the 3.6-second 0-62 mile time Aston claims is probably a bit dull.
Armored by AddArmor Aston Martin Vantage
The Vantage look basically shows stock, which is good for everyone who can appreciate its rugged styling and bad for potential attackers who don’t know what they’re doing. The main gift is thick glass, which can be seen when opening the door.
This is not AddArmor’s first armored sports car. The company has armored a Ferrari 458 Special, as well as an Audi RS7 The company did not list a price for the Vantage, but said its armor packages start at $ 32,500 (the cost of a donor car).
Aston Martin itself recently announced a new V12 Vantage, which the automaker claims will be the end of its kind. Powered by a 5.2-liter V-12, which delivers 690 hp, 333 units of its limited production have already been sold. Aston is focusing on hybrid and electric cars and plans to launch an electric sports car in 2025.