Believe it or not, there is a company called Armormax, which converts vehicles turning any vehicle to a bullet proof cars. The picture that you see in this story is the first bullet proof Tesla Model S P100D in the world.
To make the Tesla bullet proof, they covered it with armor and in a special proprietary material called Armormax. It is a light synthetic fiber laminate and ballistic glass.
The windows are actually 5 centimeters thick.
Armormax states that it has 3 objectives when making this Tesla Model S bullet proof.
1. To secure the entire passenger part of the Tesla to prevent threat from perceived threat (a powerful rifle).
2. To keep the original appearance of the Model S.
3. To keep the original performance of the car.
"International Armoring combines safety with style with the all-electric armored Tesla Model S. Without compromising the Tesla’s sleek sedan design, IAC armors this eco-friendly vehicle to be able to withstand any attack. Additionally, with Tesla’s “Bio-Weapon Defense Mode” air filtration, this armored Tesla will be protected against the worst. The armored Model S comes in a variety of trims with various features and battery sizes. Only trust your armored Model S with Armormax lightweight protection for security no matter where you travel," states the company's website.
According to Dutch iTAVISEN it costs 72,000 dollars and takes 650 hours of work to make a bullet proof Tesla Model S.
To make this Tesla a bullet proof car, the company had to remove all of the walls, floors, ceilings, doors and posts. The new floor is reinforced and must be able to withstand attacks from, for example, a hand grenade.
In terms of performance, Armormax claims that it has not gotten any worse and that the electric car contains all original functionality besides one thing: the windows can not be opened. This makes sense, given the thickness of them.
While making this car bullet proof has only added 550 lbs to its weight, it is still a significant amount of extra weight that will negatively affect the performance. What do you think? If you need bullet proof security, is it better to get a Model S and affect the range negatively or just get a gas car and drive longer distances? Please let us know your opinion in the comments section below. If you liked this article and think it may help your friends, consider sharing or tweeting it to your followers.