The very first Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard has just been delivered in Russia and has already been tweaked by the crew over at TopCar.
As you would imagine, TopCar decided not to mess with the subtle exterior styling of the S600 Guard and have instead focused solely on the cabin. Crocodile leather has been used heavily across the seats and is joined with soft Nappa leather as well as diamond shaped stitching on the seats, floor mats and the sides of the transmission tunnel.
In case you didn’t know, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard features protection to the level of VR9. What this basically means is that the car includes some serious ballistic protection and it is actually the first production vehicle to have been comprehensively certified for the highest ballistic protection in the VR9 resistance class.
To create such a sturdy car, Mercedes-Benz has installed thick steel across all cavities between the body structure and outer skin. Special aramide and PE components have also been installed to provide further splinter protection with intelligent overlapping systems at critical points utilised to ensure it is safe from all around. As for the windows, Mercedes-Benz hasn’t said how thick they are but did confirm they feature a polycarbonate coating inside for splinter protection.
Beyond being able to withstand gunfire, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard provides comprehensive protection against explosive devices with special armouring covering almost the entire underbody of the car.
Beneath the protected body, the S600 Guard features a massive V12 engine delivering 530 hp as well as 830 Nm of torque. This power is transferred via a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. Due to the added weight of the S600 Guard, it is electronically limited to 130 mph.