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Narendra Modi fleet gets Rs 12-crore Maybach sedan, can survive blast, bullets

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Another luxurious armoured sedan gets it way into Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy that can  the withstand explosions and rain of hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle.

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Mercedes-Maybach S Guard that comes with VR10 protection rating, which means the body and windows can withstand bullets and can take an assault from AK-47 rifles. 

As per reported information, the car’s windows are coated with polycarbonate and can withstand hardened steel core bullets. The car also boasts of an Explosive Resistant Vehicle (ERV) 2010 rating and the occupants of the vehicle are protected from a 15kg TNT explosion from a distance of only 2 metres. The cabin also receives a separate air supply in case of a gas attack.

Narendra Modi was recently spotted in the new Mercedes-Maybach S650 armoured car at Hyderabad House while welcoming President Putin of Russia. The vehicle was spotted again in the convoy of Modi recently.

The car is fitted with a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that develops 516 bhp and about 900 Nm of peak torque. The top speed is restricted to 160 kmph.

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Another report stated that the fuel tank of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Guard is coated with a special material that seals the holes automatically after a hit. It is made up of the same material that Boeing uses for its AH-64 Apache tank attack helicopters.

The car has a luxurious interior and offers all the comforts that the standard Maybach S-Class can provide.

As the car has been modified for the prime minister, the cost of the vehicle is unknown. However, Mercedes-Maybach launched the S600 Guard in India last year for Rs 10.5 crore and the S650 can cost more than Rs 12 crore.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had a few cars over the years. As Gujarat chief minister, he had a bulletproof Mahindra Scorpio. When he became prime minister in 2014, he moved up to the BMW 7 Series High-Security Edition. He then added the Land Rover Range, Rover Vogue and the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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