This Aston Martin Vantage Is Hiding A Shocking Secret

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And its not under the hood.

The world is a dangerous place these days: Russia is bombing independent countries with surprising impunity, and Will Smith's hands are handing out free facial reconstruction vouchers, so its best to keep you and your family as safe as possible. We all know that driving is one of the most dangerous parts of our daily routine, especially if you're someone famous with a potential target on your back. That's why armored vehicles exist. We've covered numerous armored builds over the years, most of them being either heavily geared SUVs, or subtle luxury sedans like the armored Mercedes-Benz S-Class. What's a lot rarer is an armored sports car. This bullet-resistant Aston Martin Vantage by AddArmor (full name: AddArmor by Quality Coachworks) is one slick-looking bunker on wheels, and despite its added protection, it can still boogie.

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The Aston Martin Vantage is one of the British carmaker's most iconic models, and exudes class and style, so it's a good thing that this armored version still looks stock. AddArmor has done such a good job with this Vantage that only the owner or builder could tell the differences at a glance. This real-life Bond car features bulletproof ballistic glass, a blast-resistant steel roof, an exhaust shield that prevents assassins from sticking smelly stuff up your pipes, and a fuel-tank shield for obvious reasons. This Aston rolls on special run flat tires, and features lightweight Kevlar body armor with a total weight of 450 pounds. Our favorite part is the special door handles that will shock you if you try any funny business.

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This Vantage's 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds has most likely shifted into the four second range, but its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine still offers enough poke to see off most terrorist-operated vehicles. AddArmor doesn't like to make public its prices, but armoring for smaller cars starts at $32,500 excluding the vehicle itself. With the final V12 Aston Martin revealed a few weeks ago, the age of electric Astons is upon us. This might be a good thing for the armor industry, as all that instant EV torque means more armor can be carried with less of a performance penalty.

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