Top 15 Most Expensive Armored Cars in the World

By CarsFellow 18 Min Read

It would be quite idealistic and, at the same time, naïve to believe that only heads of countries and CEOs of multi-billion dollar conglomerates may be the only people in need of an expensive armored car in the world. Sadly, this is not necessarily true. Keep in mind that assassinations, accidents, and abductions take place daily and happen all over the world, which means that people who don’t put much value on their own lives may be in danger. Naturally, most people, even those who consider themselves wealthy, can’t afford to get a high-end civilian armored vehicle. On the other hand, if money was not the issue, here are the top several armored cars that you would want to consider.

Most Expensive Armored Cars in the World

1. Lexus LS 460 L

Lexus LS 460 L

The first massive advantage of this Lexus is the fact that it doesn’t look like an armored vehicle. Fortunately, it has numerous armored elements, which make it completely resistant to small-arms fire, which can come in quite handy for several reasons. A word of caution, small arms are not to be mixed up with light weapons, which are somewhat more potent. Truth be told, this is more of a crossover between a luxury car and an armored car, making it perfect for those who don’t want to forsake elegance and speed for the sake of safety. Does it go without saying that the latter is a top priority but why should you choose if you don’t have to? The cost of this vehicle is somewhere in the $300,000 range, depending on various other features and factors.

As for the optional equipment and accessories, which is a feature that has the potential to make a difference, there are several things to consider. First of all, you need to take a look at the light-weight armoring package, to get the most pragmatic protection out there. Second, you might want to consider a siren and an intercom system, which can be crucial in the moment of crisis. Lastly, equipping the vehicle with a reliable fire suppression system is yet another great idea worth considering. All of this combined will make you much safer, yet, it will also substantially add to the price.

2. Huron APC

Huron APC

Previously, we discussed a vehicle that does its best to at least appear as a civilian vehicle and now, it’s time that we proceed with something opposite. Huron APC is the type of vehicle that you would most likely expect to encounter somewhere in the war zone. Keep in mind, nonetheless, that this can be a good thing, in a scenario where you have a legitimate reason to fear for your life. Just think about it, the very presence of this vehicle will act as a strong deterrent for your attackers. After all, prevention is the best kind of protection.

What you can’t see at first glance is the fact that Huron is surprisingly fast and light, especially for the vehicle of its stature. This too can sometimes be a key to your survival. Those who are willing to get some more work done on this vehicle can get some armor for its other mechanical components and even invest in a multi-layer ballistic glass. Naturally, engine bay armoring is one of the most sought optional equipment that people are interested in.

3. BMW 750 Li Sedan

BMW 750 Li Sedan

Because BMW is one of the most popular luxury vehicle brands in the world, it was inevitable to encounter at least one high-end armored vehicle on this list. Speaking of which, the amazing BMW 750 Li Sedan both looks the part and protects its passengers. Moreover, at a $340,000 starting price, it’s only slightly more expensive than the Lexus we’ve discussed above while being a superior vehicle in most aspects.

While it may not look that special from the outside (well, more than any other BMW for that matter), this particular vehicle has its entire compartment protected. We’re talking even about the tailpipe, the fuel tank, and the front fenders. Most importantly, it’s specifically designed for all-terrain driving, which means that you’ll have an easy escape route no matter what happens. Nonetheless, this also means that repairs may be somewhat more complex, which is why you need to have someone able to provide expert mechanical services on luxury vehicles.

4. Audi A8 Security

Audi A8 Security

The above-discussed Lexus may have appeared as an expensive armored vehicle, yet, this was before you could make the comparison with the $700.000 Audi A8 Security. This vehicle is incredibly sleek and it does an outstanding job of protecting your life while keeping its security features completely obscure to the general public. Also, unlike the Lexus LS 460 L, it’s resistant to high-powered gunfire and not only small arms fire. Moreover, the above-listed feature is thoroughly tested and, during the process, it was required to pass Audi standards, which are highly valued and respected in the automotive industry.

The simplest way to describe this vehicle and all that it represents is to say that it’s incredibly like the 2015 Audi A8 L, only with parts made from materials that are commonly used for military vehicles. As for the interior and the engine, things are the same as with the Audi A8 L. While comparing this particular vehicle to some others from this list may seem like comparing apples to oranges, it’s important to mention that the Audi itself believes this to be the most secure model that they have ever built. This alone is supposed to carry a lot of weight.

5. Cadillac Escalade ESV

Cadillac Escalade ESV

One observing this vehicle from the interior would easily conclude that a person purchasing this car puts luxury first and safety second. The best thing about this vehicle, nonetheless, is the fact that this is not a choice that they would have to make, seeing as how they can have it all at the same time. This is due to the ingenuity of the engineers making it, who used an extra strong chassis to make an interior-centric vehicle design. Moreover, the 40 mm glass can both protect the passenger from direct gunfire and provide them with the ultimate privacy.

The vehicle itself costs around $350,000, which makes it fairly affordable, considering some other entries on this list. Additionally, with the idea of building your vehicle (in terms of choosing features) and even the possibility of buying a used Cadillac Escalade ESV, you can reduce these costs even further. On the other hand, if the price is not an issue (which is the hypothesis we took as our starting point), then a brand new 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV would be the most obvious choice.

6. Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is purportedly outstanding amongst other prepared shielded limousines accessible. Produced by INKAS, the G63 AMG accompanies numerous upgrades to both the outside and inside of the vehicle, taking security and extravagance to another level. All-dark matte cowhide inside, altered lights, impenetrable glass, surveillance cameras, and more are altogether included. The proprietor of this million-dollar vehicle can sit back and relax knowing they are completely secure. The G63 AMG incorporates ballistic covers, bullet catchers, a back bulkhead, fuel tank security, and an assortment of extra features, which is reflected in its price of $1,000,000. The perimeter of the passenger is ensured and protected. The armored floor is also fully protected or in other words, it can withstand blasts and shrapnel



The Russian maker, Dartz, has released the $1.5 million Kombat T98, as the most costly armored vehicle on this rundown. Notwithstanding, numerous individuals may know it now as the Prombron. This defensively covered SUV is luxurious to the point that the entire interior is upholstered with 100% whale-penis hide. Whale-penis leather is super soft. As indicated by its site, the T98 is prevalent among the political figures of Russia and the Princes of Europe. However, nothing is preventing the filthy rich men from making it a basic vehicle of their convoy despite their affiliations. The T98 highlights precious gold-covered window trimming and diamond-encrusted gauges of white gold. It comes straight from the sequential construction system finish with bulletproof protection and blasts-safe reinforcement that secures the 8.1 liter V8 motor and, obviously, the valuable travelers inside.

8. Bentley Mulliner Division with Armor from Mulsanne

Bentley Mulliner Division with armor from Mulsanne

The Bentley Mulliner Division auto is another sumptuous model that spikes its sticker price to $400,000 when combined with top-of-the-line armor from Mulsanne. This specific model can withstand powerful gunshots, synthetic dangers, and explosive assaults from all four sides. The speed of this car can accelerate from zero to 60 kilometers each hour in only 5 seconds with the most extreme speed of 184 miles because of its Twin Turbocharged 6.7-liter 505-torque fuel motor.

9. Maybach 62S with Armor from Rijck

Maybach 62S with Armor from Rijck

Maybach vehicles are as of now costly as they may be. In any case, when the popular Swiss armoring organization Rijck incorporates its contributions to the Maybach, anticipate that it will be exceptionally costly. Rijck has made an intensely armored Maybach 62S that can prevent a powerful expert rifleman’s rifle shot from 10 meters away. The engineers and architects could achieve this accomplishment without changing the delightful interior and exterior structure of the Maybach. It has a built-in AMG V12 Biturbo 5980cc 620-strength gas motor. The sticker price for this Maybach-Rijck collaborative workpiece is $352,000.

10. Knight XV

Knight XV

As the highest point-of-the-line vehicle from one of the world’s heavily clad vehicle producers Conquest Vehicles, the Knight XV is completely an uncommon find. Due to its rarity, just a hundred vehicles of its sort were produced. Every car incorporates V10 motors, military-review structures, high-quality opaque or transparent armor-protecting windshields, metal composites, and ballistic aluminum. Other than its armor highlights, the vehicle is essentially a lavish lodging room on wheels, with the inside outfitted with a bar, satellite TV, warmed seats, cooler, media center, and a black box, to keep your fatigue off amid your movement. No wonder, $629,000 is worth the features.

11. Nurol Makina NMS

Nurol Makina NMS

Talking about the expensive armored cars you can’t leave out the Nurol Makina NMS. This 4X4 beast of a machine was first introduced back in 2017 in Turkey at an International defense industry fair where it was declared to be a powerhouse that could go at a top speed of 140 kilometers per hour. Its resilience knows no limit as it can run splashing through the water up to 3 meters high. The 6.7I V8 diesel engine fitted in this 10,000 kg vehicle with ABS makes it unstoppable. According to its manufacturer, its glass can endure heavy firing owing to its V-shaped hull and STANAG protection making it a perfect combat vehicle with maximum protection for the troops.

12. BATT X


BATT X, another engineered miracle that was manufactured by Ford is a heavily armored vehicle that has been labeled as the newer bigger version of BATT APX. This 4X4 with automatic transmission can go up to 128 kilometers per hour and has a built of NIJ III Armor levels which makes it almost impenetrable. A standard model which itself is a unique force has an armored hood, fully protected roof, and blast-mitigating floor. It can be customized according to your needs.

13. Red Bull’s ‘Armored Moon Vehicle’ Land Rover

Red Bull’s ‘Armored Moon Vehicle’ Land Rover

Next up we have the Red Bull’s ‘armored moon vehicle’ which has been the topic of discussion on every possible Red Bull event. Unveiling this massive Raptor-looking 4×4 which stands on Land Rover Defender 130 was all about showing land domination. Equipped with a 2.5L diesel engine, this car can go up to 120 km/h and is perfect for off-road rumble as well, though it has been stated to serve military purposes as well. Formerly it was designed in blue color but later it was decided to be black which only adds to its Alpha look.

14. Carmor Mantis

Carmor Mantis

An Israeli company, Carmor came up with an outstanding innovation calling it Mantis. Do not mistake it for its name as it weighs 7 tons with the power to withstand and carry 3 tons more. This heavily secured 4×4 vehicle provides special mobility owing to its unique structure which ranges in the middle of large ATVs and militarized commercial pickup trucks. It has a wide windshield which provides a 180-degree view to the driver and having a V6 turbocharged diesel gives it an edge over other similar vehicles. It resembles a cockpit as well as a race car due to its non-existent dashboard being replaced by touchscreen panels.

15. The Tumbler

The Tumbler

Breaking through the walls, jumping off the roofs while taking bullets directly to the front, and hitting back the enemies with missiles is only possible by one car in the world and that is the Tumbler used by the fictional character of Batman in the Dark Knight Rises. Although many speculations about its build have been going around the hurdle faced is the millions of dollars that it will require. It is 15 feet long and 9 feet wide weighing around 3 tons. It could go up to 257 kilometers per hour, thanks to the 5.7 liter GM engine it comprises.


As you can see, different vehicles offer different features, often even taking a different approach to the same situation. While some vehicles and car manufacturers aim to make the most secure vehicle possible, others tend to do so, while concealing this feature altogether. It’s not that hard to see the reasoning behind both of these ideas. Even vehicles that aren’t as safe as some others on this list usually end up costing less, which means that they’re available to those who wouldn’t be able to purchase them, to begin with. In other words, it all comes down to your preference.

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