Our friends at San Antonio-based Texas Armoring Corporation take their jobs very seriously. So seriously that they're willing to put their lives in the line to test their own products. Would you sit in a car while someone shot at you with an AK-47?
You hear "armored passenger car" and think of something a dictator would ride in to plow through a picket line of peasants. But apparently a lot of folks want the protection without the high-profile, as proven by this incredibly eclectic selection of armored cars for sale on this Colombian classifieds site.
An armored car service lost $21,000 earlier this month when the driver left the money on the vehicle's roof.
The Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard is a V12 powerhouse armored to VR9 spec, meaning they can shoot at it, blow it up or throw nasty gas canisters around it all day long and you'll be fine inside, with a glass of champagne at hand.
From Foxtrot Alpha: France's military vehicle (and once upon a time carmaker) Panhard has set out to change the way the weapons industry looks at a scout vehicles with their new three person armored buggy that can pack one hell of a punch. They call it the Crab, and like its namesake it can even move sideways.
Surprising absolutely no one, Al Arabiya reports that armored car sales are booming in the Middle East. And where are they getting these cars from? America.
There's a new version of the Bentley Mulsanne that costs no less than $2.55 million. How come you've never heard about it?
Do you find the Porsche Cayenne to be sadly limited in its ability to kill people? Sure, you can run them over or toss them out of the back —but that's pretty much it. Yawn. Luckily, the dangerous loons over at International Armoring Corporation and Red Jacket Firearms (of the Discovery Channel Show, Sons of Guns) did…
Stand and fight, or run away? That's not a question most of us face each day, but big boy toymaker VWerks wants to make sure you'll have what you need to choose the former. Namely, a flame-throwing Dodge pickup and a .50-caliber-topped 1-ton Jeep. I got to drive both of them.
I'd have no reservations about taking the Pit-Bull VX armored SWAT truck to a gunfight, but the local McDonald's drive-thru presented a unique challenge. Have we found this mighty machine's Achilles' heel?
Trent Kimball, CEO of Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC), was tired of customers asking if his company's bullet-resistant glass in its armored cars actually resisted bullets. So he did what any reasonable CEO would do: he asked his employee to shoot at him with an AK-47. It's loud, scary, dangerous, and completely…
BMW owners, incapable of using their blinkers, attract a lot of negative attention. Thankfully, BMW's safety training school in East Germany will prepare your driver to avoid assassination attempts from other motorists.
The new armored Land Rover Discovery 4 combines rugged style with bomb-resistant materials to create a luxurious ride for high-value targets like diplomats or anyone who votes Carla off another Top Chef season (I'm looking at you, Colicchio).
How bad is violence in northern Mexico? Our old pals at Texas Armoring have seen business skyrocket for armor-plating low-profile beaters. When you need a bulletproof Toyota Camry, something's truly wrong with the world.
Amid discussions of global terror threats and the nuances of diplomacy in faraway embassies in the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables release, we focused on the juicy tidbits about the downsides of armored travel and the fun of jet-skiing while drunk.
When people talk about Hennessey Performance Engineering they often complain that, while the cars are fast, they're not great at withstanding small arms fire. The solution? A custom VelociRaptor-based armored SUV they're calling the "War Wagon."