Mercedes' New S600 Limo


You’re looking at the future of transportation for politicians, royalty and high-powered executives everywhere. The armored S600 Guard Pullman is the latest Mercedes-Benz limousine to hit the driveways of posh estates worldwide, and it comes with a bevy of security and luxury features.

The main selling point, though, is security; the press release touts its ability to protect against terrorist attacks. We think that’s the first time we’ve ever read the word “terrorist” in a car press release. The armor has passed rigorous testing and can withstand small-arms fire and small explosive devices, like hand grenades. The tires are run-flat, the fuel tank is self-sealing and there is a fire extinguishing system.

It also has a 517 horsepower twin-turbo V-12 engine to move all that heavy armored sheet metal from place to place, and its color and interior treatments can be completely customized, for those discerning dignitaries. 

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