Bulletproof Hyundai Equus is Specially Built

There's a lot to love about the new Hyundai Equus luxury sedan. But imagine for a second if the stunning auto were to be equipped with bulletproof material and made into a premier limousine. Quite the fantasy, right?

Well, for one lucky driver, this automotive concoction is a reality. Of course, this "lucky driver" isn't exactly your average citizen. Green Family Hyundai has just heard word that the U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, is the envied new owner of a bulletproof Hyundai Equus limo.

Built as a stretched version of the Equus flagship sedan, the fancy ride premiered at the Moscow Auto Show earlier this year. Developed in tandem with the experts at German-based Stoof International, the Equus limo is given a rating of VR7. Translation: the armored automobile can stop rounds from common assault rifles up to 7.62X51 in caliber.

Though the model's 5.0-liter V8 engine isn't pushing its total 8,448-pound weight anywhere zippy fast, we're thinking a bit of sacrificed speed isn't a bad tradeoff for world-leader-status protection. What's more, industry experts are already noting that the high-profile, bulletproof Equus easily holds its own amongst refined luxury brands putting forth similar options.

Will the ultra-safe, premium Hyundai machine be making it to Moline, Davenport, Rock Island and Bettendorf anytime soon? Only time will tell. For now, the U.N. Secretary General is the only one to hold the keys. For more information, be sure to stay tuned to our dynamic Hyundai blog and contact our team with any questions.

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