Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has unveiled the latest version of its armoured Range Rover Sentinel. The new model now features more power, refinement and all-terrain capability, along-side the latest occupant protection.
Powering the Sentinel is a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 petrol engine produces 280 kW, providing a boost of 29 kW more than the previously installed V6 petrol motor. The Sentinel features more than a tonne of armoured plate and glass. With the new motor, the armoured SUV can now accelerate from 0-100 km/h in a mere 10.4 s and has a limited top speed of 193 km/h.
Built buy Land Rover SVO at the SV Technical Centre in Warwickshire, the new Sentinel adheres to world class occupant safety norms, while providing comfort to occupants. At the core of the Sentinel is a protection cell that has been built to strict whole vehicle standards and in accordance with full ballistic and blast certification. The enhanced body is engineered to face modern and unconventional forms of attack, including improvised explosive device (IED) fragmentation blasts.
On the new Sentinel the chassis, suspension, braking and electronic stability systems have been optimised to retain the brand’s on-road dynamics. The Sentinel can tackle deep water crossings and challenging terrain with ease. The SUV features specially manufactured run-flat wheels system so the SUV can be driven for more than 50 km at speeds of 80 km/h in the event of a tyre being damaged.
Sentinel is also equipped with armoured glass to aid occupants from attack. The vehicles security systems also include the option of a specially configured front window that drops a maximum of 150 mm for document delivery. Another feature on offer is a public address system as well as a siren and emergency lighting pack.