Bulletproof SUV Starts at $2 Million


The Karlmann King is a $2 million SUV that is not only designed with the facets of a diamond, but it's bulletproof as well. According to the company, the vehicle is a custom-made stealth fighter on the ground, and the $2 million price point is actually for the base, bullet-penetrable model with a carbon fiber exterior.

The costs go up if you want add-ons such as armored bodywork. The bulletproof design might also cut down on your fuel efficiency, as it adds about 3,300 pounds to the 10,000-pound frame. SUVs typically tip the scales from 3,500 to 4,500 pounds; the Hummer H2 only weighed 8,600 pounds.

The car has a 6.8-liter V10 engine and was designed by IAT Automobile Technology out of Beijing. According to the carmaker, more than 1,800 people collaborated on the project.

While the control panel has ordinary features for controlling the lights and AC, it also has controls for a coffee machine, refrigerator (likely for the bar), TV lift, air purifier, and indoor neon lights.

Other features include a lavish interior, a PlayStation 4, and private safes - yes, that was meant to be plural. But if a car is locked and bulletproof, why would it require a safe essentially within a safe?

The car tops out at 87 mph, which makes sense since you're essentially driving a tank.

According to multiple reports, at $2 million the Karlmann King is the most expensive SUV in the world. 


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