An armored luxurious limousine from famous carmaker Maybach? Yes, Maybach is introducing a fortressed yet comfortably luxurious Maybach Guard that still offers the performance and individualization level typical of Maybach vehicles. Derived from the Maybach 62, Maybach Guard also features an array of integrated safety systems in response to the needs of businesspeople and high-ranking government officials.
For instance, Maybach engineers integrated into the body shell of the vehicle a special armor made from highly specialized steel and high-tech Kevlar. This composition renders the armor to be lightweight yet almost impenetrable. Because of its light nature, the armor added only 406 kg to the overall weight of the Maybach Guard, sans any compromise on the handling system and on the performance of the vehicle.
Since the base of the Maybach Guard was designed for the extra weight, there was no need to implement tweaks on the drive train, suspension and the braking system. In fact, the Maybach Guard is the only armored car that could accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250 km/h. Interestingly, the integration of armor has been done so flawlessly that it has become almost impossible to distinguish a Maybach Guard from a typical Maybach 62 saloon.
Likewise, this special armor has been certified by independent state bodies that usually conduct on-the-spot quality control checks and could immediately withdraw their certification if needed.
Once the other special protective features have been integrated into the Maybach Guard, this armored limousine is transferred to a standard assembly room in the carmaker’s production site in Sindelfingen, where it will be crafted according to the highest standards of the individualization process. In fact, the Maybach Guard is available with almost the same standard and optional features as on the Maybach 62.