Most Indian politicians have high security around them and many of them use heavily armoured vehicles. There are many manufacturers who provide armoured vehicles but they cost a lot of money. Most of the armoured cars are bought from regular dealers and then given to specialists who work on them to install armour and make them bulletproof. Aftermarket armour in a vehicle is also a much cheaper option than buying factory-made armoured cars. Here is a video of a Toyota Land Cruiser that belongs to the chief minister of Punjab. The video does not mention the name of the chief minister though.
The video has been made by TurboXtreme and it gets you a closer look of the armoured Land Cruiser LC200. This is a 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser LC200 but it looks like the latest version of the SUV because of the aftermarket kits that have been installed on it. The looks have been transformed to look like the latest LC200 available in the market. Well, apart from the looks, this video explores how different the regular LC200 is from the armoured version.
The video shows the windshield of the cars that are fixed and cannot be opened. The windshield glasses are much thicker than the ones that we see on regular cars. The window glasses thick cladding to hold it in the place, which is an easy way to identify armoured vehicles. Even though the car has the power window switches, they do not function.
The video also shows him driving the car around on the roads. Since this is an armoured vehicle, it is much heavier than the regular version of the Land Cruiser LC200. While the exact weight remains unknown, the video claims that it may weigh around 2,600 kg. Now coming to the engine, the video wrongly mentions that it is powered by a 5.7-litre V8 petrol engine. However, in India, Toyota offers the diesel version only. This Land Cruiser is powered by a 4.5-litre V8 diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 261 PS and peak torque of 650 Nm. The engine transfers the power to all the four wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is a full-time 4WD system that gets function like Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, Toyota A-Trac traction control system, Multi-Terrain Monitor and more. The Land Cruiser LC200 is quite capable and wade through 700mm of water.
Since the engine is in a stock condition, it does feel a bit sluggish due to the increase in weight. There is kevlar in the doors, which make them quite heavy and make them difficult to open. Also, the video shows the kevlar in the roof, underbody and engine bay. The tyres also get special liquid that ensures that the tyres do not leak air due to bullet holes.
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