Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in India and it is well-known that the family spends a lavish life in the most expensive house in India. Since the Ambani family is so prominent and popular, they receive a lot of threats and most of them are made to Mukesh Ambani, the head of the family. This is why Mukesh Ambani only moves around in bulletproof cars despite owning the most luxurious cars from around the world. Since bulletproof cars take a lot of time and money to make, Mukesh Ambani used to own only two of them. Recently, he got the delivery of an all-new bulletproof car – the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard, which is the most expensive bulletproof car in his garage and is likely to be the most expensive vehicle of all the cars that the Ambani family owns.
The bulletproof line-up in the Ambani garage already consists of the likes of BMW 7-Series H0Security and Mercedes-Benz S-Class guard. The new bulletproof sedan – Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard is the top-of-the-line armoured vehicle from the German luxury car manufacturer. Mukesh Ambani booked it a few years ago and received the delivery of the vehicle only a few months ago. Since a lot of customisation happen in such vehicles, it may take years to complete. Also, there is a massive backlog on such armoured vehicles as only a limited number is manufactured in a year.
While Mukesh Ambani himself has not been spotted with the vehicle yet, the armoured vehicle was spotted parked outside the Antilla by Automobili Ardent. This is the latest W222-based S600 Guard, which is an upgrade from his current S-Class Guard, which is based on the W221. While the exact price of this vehicle is difficult to know because of the level of customisation that happens to these vehicles, an estimated price of at least Rs 10 crore to say the least.
The W222 Mercedes S600 Guard has been designed to look as regular as possible. That’s to ensure that the vehicle’s appearance does not give out the fact that it is a bulletproof vehicle. The silver-coloured car looks extremely plush and luxurious. This is the armoured version of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan and comes with VR10 level protection, which makes it the first civilian vehicle in the world to get this certification. It translates into withstanding steel core bullets fired directly at the car and even 15 kg of TNT blast from a distance of 2 metres! It comes with a long list of features including the reinforced base structure and a special underbody armour with polycarbonate-coated windows. The vehicle is made up of special steel and the body shell is made up of reinforced steel.
The S-Class S600 Guard is extremely heavy compared to the regular version of the car because of the added armour. Even the suspension of the vehicle has been re-tuned to handle the extra amount of weight. The power comes from a 6.0-litre V12, bi-turbocharged petrol engine that develops enormous power of 523 Bhp and peak torque of 850 Nm. There is a seven-speed automatic transmission.