The 2020 Living Vehicle Is a Swanky Luxury Apartment on Wheels The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookah Editors’ Recommendations Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected For some one-percenters — dot com moguls, athletes, supervillains — just leaving the house means taking their life in their hands. The world is a terrifying place full of terrorism, potential kidnappings, and RompHims. Even a full-time security detail can only do so much. The solution? A custom, bulletproof luxury SUV, of course.According to Toronto’s INKAS, this custom Bentley is the world’s first commercially available armored Bentayga SUV. At $500,000, it’s certainly in the running for the most expensive. It, of course, includes a long list of stock luxury features. A heated wood and leather steering wheel, signature surround sound system, customizable ambient lighting, 24-way climate and massage seats, and a heads-up display are standard. It’s all powered by a 6-liter twin-turbo W12 powertrain pushing 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to propel the 5,300-pound SUV from 0-60 in an impressive 4.4 seconds.It’s clear, however, that “impressive” isn’t enough. For its standard armoring package, INKAS surrounds the passenger compartment with perimeter protection, including layered, high-quality, bullet-resistant glass, reinforced door hinges, and other forms of structural hardening. The engine compartment is also strengthened to protect the battery and electronic control module. The entire affair rides on a reinforced suspension and run-flat tires. If that’s not enough to keep you and your loved ones safe, the list of available options is virtually limitless. Heavy-duty wheels, a siren/PA/intercom system, rugged brakes, and a fire suppression system are all on the table. Fully loaded, the INKAS Bentley Bentayga will stop standard assault rifle fire and even hand grenade attacks.INKAS is part of a rapidly growing niche that customizes luxury vehicles as mobile fortresses for the world’s elite. It’s an arms race, of sorts, and only the fastest, most luxurious, and most expensive can win. AddArmor is currently leading the charge. The Wyoming-based shop can upgrade almost any vehicle — from family sedans to work vans to luxury SUVs — with state-of-the-art armored protection and military-grade attack countermeasures. Its $350,000 bulletproof Cadillac Escalade recently made news for its almost absurd level of tech, including electrified door handles, pepper spray dispensers, and a smokescreen system. For around $200,000, the company can deliver a customized Audi RS7 that’s touted as the world’s fastest armored car topping out at more than 200 mph.If the Bentayga’s half-million-dollar price tag is too rich for your wallet, INKAS’ catalog includes more “affordable” alternatives. Armored Land Rover Range Rovers, Toyota Land Cruiser GXRs, Nissan Armadas, and even Toyota Sienna minivans are all available. If you can dream it — and, more importantly, pay for it — INKAS can deliver. The Bond-Inspired AddArmor Audi RS7 Is the World’s Fastest Armored Car
29 January 2010On her first district visits since assuming the top United Nations post in Timor-Leste, Ameerah Haq this week saw first-hand the strides made by the Timorese police force, who are gradually assuming responsibility from the world body’s peacekeeping force. Ms. Haq, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, stopped earlier this week at police stations in Lautem, the easternmost district in the country and the first in which the UN mission, known as UNMIT, handed over responsibilities to the Timorese National Police (PNTL) last May.“I am impressed by the level of organization and professionalism displayed by PNTL officers in Lautem district, as well as the continuing working relationship with UNPOL [UN Police] officers who now focus on monitoring and mentoring their PNTL colleagues in that district,” she said.The official also visited neighbouring Baucau, which is set to assume responsibility over policing duties pending final preparations by the Government. There, she met with the local Acting District Administrator Antonio Guterres, judges, lawyers, prosecutors and court officials.“The courts and police are part of one justice system,” she underscored. “For citizens to have confidence in the rule of law, both aspects of the justice system need to function well and be responsive to the needs of communities.”The UN has been handing over policing responsibilities to Timor-Leste as part of the gradual transfer of the security functions it assumed in 2006 after dozens of people were killed and 155,000 others – or about 15 per cent of the population – were driven from their homes in an eruption of violence in the newly independent country.Last month, the PNTL resumed responsibility over the Police Intelligence Service, the seventh police entity that UNMIT has handed back.PNTL has already resumed responsibility in four districts – Lautem, Oecusse, Manatuto and Viqueque – as well as for the Police Training Centre and the Maritime Unit.UNMIT, set up in 2006 to replace several earlier missions in the small South-East Asian country that the UN shepherded to independence in 2002 after it voted to separate from Indonesia, currently has some 1,550 police and 30 military liaison officers on the ground.