While the Golf Punk crew are officially the last people in Cape Town actually driving a Hummer, we pause to view a car that is as obscene now as the Hummer was then. Except this time it’s powered by bio-fuel!
I give you the Knight XV .
Just wait for the next pic..
Next to a Hummer..
Whaaahaha, that’s hilarious!
Lemmie break it down for you:
Inspired by the Gurkha military vehicle, the KNIGHT XV™ is an ultra-luxurious handcrafted, Bio-fuel powered fully armored SUV. The KNIGHT XV™ is powered by a V10, 6.8-liter engine and sits on a commercial class chassis. It provides 400 hp and 498-ft lbs of torque.
The KNIGHT XV™ is priced at $295,000 USD. Only 100 will be made available as a limited first run. Each vehicle takes 1,500 hours to build by hand.
The KNIGHT XV™ offers interior appointments including Wilton Wool luxury carpeting; Andrew Muirhead leather; 6-way electric leather boardroom-style seating; Tandem sunroof glass with privacy shades; Personal side-mounted lap top stations; LED cabin lighting; Alpine AM, FM, CD, DVD navigation and Bluetooth equipment; TV Monitors; Night vision and rear op camera system and Playstation 3 (PS3). The cabin’s 283-cubic-foot interior is larger than the interior of most SUV’s on the road today and can comfortably seat six professional basketball players.
The KNIGHT-XV™ is built using ballistic hardened steel making it fully armored including ballistic fiberglass fenders, bumper and up to 64 mm. (2.5 inches) transparent armor (glass).
The KNIGHT XV™ is 240″ in length, 98″ in width with a ground clearance of 14″ and stands at 100″. It’s wheelbase is 141″ and has an armored curb weight of 10,000 pounds. The vehicle holds 40 gallons of fuel and sits on four, LT40X13.50R20 Mickey Thompson Baja Radial ATZ tires with ballistic run flats.
• Wilton Wool luxury carpeting
• Andrew Muirhead luxury leather
• Spacious extended interior
• Leather 6 way electric conference seating
• Tandem sunroof glass with privacy shades
• Personal side mounted lap top stations
• LED cabin lighting
• Alpine AM,FM,CD,DVD Navigation and Blue tooth equipment
• TV monitors
• Night vision** FLIR PathfindIR Thermal imaging Camera (front & back) with rear op camera system
• PlayStation 3® (PS3) gaming console
• Cabin’s interior: 283-cubic-feet
Knight XV Specifications
Length 240″ (6096 mm)
Width 98″ (2489 mm)
Ground clearance 14″ (355 mm)
Height 100″ (2540 mm)
The KNIGHT XV is built on a Ford F350 commercial platform chassis (making parts easily accessible globally)
Engine: 6.8L V10 gas power plant with E-85 Ethanol Conversion system – Flex Fuel with California emission (making it certified in all 50 US States). Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are designed to run on gasoline or a blend of up to 85% ethanol (E85).
Horsepower: 400 HP and torque 498 ft lbs.
4 X 4: Four wheel drive with locking hubs 4.30 ratio limited slip differential transmission: 5-speed automatic
Brakes: Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes
Wheelbase: 141″ (3576 mm)
GVWR: 13,000lbs (5,896 kg)
Armoured Curb Weight: The finished vehicle weight is approximately 10,000 lbs. (4,545 kg)
Fuel tank: 40 gallons (US) (151Litres)
Air conditioning: Factory Air conditioning
Tires: Four LT40X13.50R20 Mickey Thompson Baja Radial ATZ with ballistic run flats
Vehicle armour: The armour specifications as well as the levels of armour are available upon request.
I don’t know – I think it just might be a tad over the top. You’d definitely struggle cruising around in the South of France, where the roads are the size of my pinkie.
Probably quite useful in Schweeberg, cruising around the ‘burbs..
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