While this Armormax Tesla is not “faster than a speeding bullet”, it doesn’t need to be!
Armormax claims that this is the world's quickest armored car and we're inclined to agree.
The lightweight armoring shouldn't slow down the mighty Tesla Model S P100D too much, so expect 0 to 60 MPH to still be in the 3-second territory.
As for protection, Armormax states the following as standard (but lists several optional upgrades available):
Standard Armoring Details
OPAQUE ARMOR Entire passenger compartment armored with light synthetic fiber laminates and air hardened, heat treated ballistic alloys Includes doors, roof, floor, pillar posts, etc. while minimizing weight added weight
BALLISTIC GLASS Original glass replaced with layered glass, acrylic, polycarbonate laminates Maintains the original appearance and design with superior optics
OTHER FEATURES Reinforced suspension Run-flat tires Elitus Overlaps system Armored battery, radiator protection, ECM and fuel tank
Operable windows available
We had hoped the video would show us the Tesla taking some rifle rounds or withstanding a blast. Unfortunately, the video reveals nothing of that sort. Actually, we can't even see the armoring in the video or in the images from Armormax, which is a let down for sure. You'll find some additional details at Armormax's site here.
Pricing is by quote only.
This latest Tesla Model S P100D was upgraded by Armormax in Utah. It can withstand rifle and bomb blasts.
Press blast from Armormax below:
Fastest bulletproof car in the world – Tesla Model S P100D just completed by Utah’s Armormax
Tesla is one of the most desirable cars in the world, and if you need to make sure that your Tesla (and your passengers) are super secure, you can looking into armoring it. Most armoring processes add thousands of pounds, but this option is only a few hundred, keeping your Tesla moving fast and efficiently. This press release comes to us from Armormax®.
International Armoring Corporation’s lightweight armoring division, Armormax®, has just armored a 2018 Tesla Model S P100D. The Tesla Model S P100D base vehicle is currently the fastest production sedan in the world – traveling from 0 – 60 mph in 2.4 seconds. Armormax® is the lightest and strongest synthetic fiber laminate armoring in the world – weighing 80% less than traditional steel armor.
The Armormax® (www.armormax.com) armored Tesla provides protection from high powered rifles, as well as high powered handguns. With only 550 lbs of added armor weight (standard armoring companies add 3,000 pounds!), the decrease in performance is negligible. This Armormax® armored Tesla maintains its original appearance and functions.
This vehicle is the first armored Tesla Model S P100D in the world and was armored 100% using Armormax® proprietary lightweight molded armor; NO ballistic steel was used. The vehicle was ordered by a Middle Eastern businessman, and it was designed and armored in Ogden, Utah. International Armoring Corporation invites the media and other interested parties to view this recently completed armor Tesla at its manufacturing facility in Ogden, Utah.
About International Armoring Corporation (IAC): Founded in Utah in 1993 on the premise of designing the lightest most technologically advanced armored passenger vehicles. Nearly 25 years later, IAC is a world leader in the design and production of the finest armored passenger vehicles having armored over 9,000 vehicles. This includes vehicles for 45 different world heads of state, Popemobiles, tractors, Snowcats, celebrities, sports figures, Corporate CEO’s and militaries. IAC’s proprietary armoring material, Armormax®, has been certified as the lightest in the world. This is a huge advantage as it helps maintain vehicles original performance reduces service visits and increase the life of the armored vehicle.