The Range Rover Sentinel that meets VR8 ballistic standards has been spotted testing in India.
Thanks to the images provided by MotorOctane, the temporary registration plate visible in the candid image suggests that the Sentinel is not here for homologation or testing purposes.
The Sentinel is the first Range Rover to meet VR8 Ballistic standards and is completely engineered by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division.
The Sentinel might look identical to any other Range Rover, but under the skin, it's a fully armored fortress.
The SUV is equipped with multi-laminated bullet-proof armor class instead of a conventional glass and the passenger cell is made from a specially developed six-piece armor shell made from strengthened-steel.
For extra security, the car comes with a self-sealing fuel-tank, back-up battery, and a 100mm opening in the driver's window for passing documents and very small takeaway orders.
In the event of an attack, the 20-inch alloy wheels are equipped with run-flat tires. If the doors are blocked, there's an emergency escape system behind the rear seats.
The sentinel can withstand TNT explosions, stop armor piercing bullets and protect the passenger even if grenades go off on the roof or beneath the vehicle.
Land Rover builds the Sentinel at its Oxford Road facility, UK and is developed based on the standard Range Rover Autobiography.