A Superb for those who often find themselves exposed to heavy gunfire.
Skoda has unveiled a bulletproof and blast resistant version of the Superb in UK. This version, which has been under development for the past three years, is made in collaboration with a UK-based convertor.
This armoured Superb – PAS 300 certified – is based on the Euro-spec Superb wagon and remains indistinguishable from the standard car. The car achieves the armoured status by using elements like bullet-resistant glass, armoured occupant cell, high strength steel, run flat tyres and composite materials in its construction. Also included is emergency lighting and a siren system.
The car draws its power from the familiar 2.0-litre TDI engine, which is good for producing 187bhp. However, since being bulletproof also means some additional weight, the armoured Superb has different suspension and brakes to cope with the extra bulk.
The car will go on sale in the UK very soon. and orders are open for everyone, including civilians. The car, which takes four weeks to build, is priced at £118,688 (~ ₹1.06 crore), which is roughly four times the price of the standard car. This makes it the most expensive Skoda ever.