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The world is more dangerous than it has ever been. The threat of a world war looms, and airborne viruses fill the lungs of our young and old. Whether you're Zelensky, Putin, or just a wealthy strip-club owner, an armored vehicle is basically a necessity these days, and our friends at Inkas know exactly how to build them.
Inkas specializes in building tough armored vehicles that are ready to withstand most terrorist attacks and post-apocalyptic events, and works on cars ranging from the Toyota Land Cruiser, all the way through to Bentleys and Rolls-Royces. The company's latest offering is a classic: the armored Mercedes-Benz S-Class. We've seen plenty of armored S-Class cars before, but this might just be the safest and securest we've ever seen.
Based on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S580, this armored Merc features BR6 level protection, which basically means it's safer than a Russian tank, and can take high-caliber assault rounds, and even a grenade or two. According to Inkas, the armor plating wrapped around the car doesn't impede on its performance, nor does it affect any of the S-Class' numerous advanced safety features.
The S580 is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine producing 496 hp and 516 lb-ft which gives it a 0-60 mph sprint time of 4.4 seconds, and although Inkas offers lightweight armor packages, we doubt if this BR6 car can keep it in the fours. The interior of the Inkas S580 remains just as luxurious and quiet as the standard car, and for those that are interested in more safety options other than the regular armoring and bulletproof glass, Inkas offers plenty.
Optional safety systems include fire suppression systems, an onboard oxygen supply, and even night vision cameras. To keep plebeians away from your luxury tank on wheels, Inkas also offers options such as sirens, intercoms, stroke lights and a PA system. All it really needs is a holy water dispenser. With all that extra weight loaded on, Inkas also offers a set of heavy-duty brakes and heavy-duty wheels. Inkas isn't specific on pricing, but says that armoring an S-Class S580 can cost anywhere between $50,000 and $500,000, excluding the cost of the car itself. Mercedes-Benz builds its own armored S in-house. It's called the S680 Guard and comes with more power, a VPAM VR10 level of protection. and an asking price of over half a million dollars.