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Holy moly it’s an armoured Ferrari 458 Speciale

LA-based company AddArmor fits lightweight protection to Maranello’s finest

Published: 17 Dec 2020
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Turns out armoured cars have come a long way since the massive, heavy military vehicles of old. This, folks, is a Ferrari 458 Speciale with enough protection to shrug off a round from a .44 Magnum. Crikey.

It’s the work of Los Angeles-based company AddArmor, who deploy the world’s lightest armouring for B4 levels of protection. 

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Somehow the armouring adds only 70kgs to the weight of the naturally aspirated Speciale, but AddArmor combines that with all of the factory carbon fibre options and a Capristo exhaust system to make the whole thing just 30kgs more than standard. Impressive. 

That exhaust also adds 40bhp and 65lb ft of torque by the way – a happy coincidence. 

The whole package has been designed in a way so that it can be easily converted back to standard, but this has to be the greatest armoured car of all time, no?

Oh, and all of this at the bargain price of just $625,000. Ouch.

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