Land Rovers luxury SUV, known here as LR4, has got superior defense against armed attack. British automaker has teamed up with security specialists at Centigon and together they made Discovery 4 resistant to machine gun fire, 33 ounds of TNT and even two DM51 grenades. The additional security has been certified by QinetiQ.
Surely, the boosted protection has affected the vehicles weight pushing it to 7,800 lbs point. The Discovery 4 Armoured comes with an engine upgrade over the previous Discovery 3 model with a 5.0 liter LR-V8 gasoline engine, replacing the old 2.7 liter V6 diesel. To help manage the weight, Land Rover has also equipped the armored LR4 with heavy wheels and run-flat tires. The chassis upgrades also include an air suspension, new air springs and revised damper settings, biggers roll bars and Alcon heavy-duty brakes.
Land Rover has yet to announce pricing, but its already known that the armored Discovery 4 comes with a 3-year, 80,000 km factory warranty on both the vehicle and the armor.