It seems that the Ambanis are actively collecting armored vehicles in their garages. The richest family in India, who has Z+ security protection, has recently acquired their third latest-generation Mercedes-Guard S680, bringing the total number of armored Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles in their collection to 9 and the total number of armored cars in their garage to 10!
Nita Ambani, the wife of Mukesh Ambani, was seen in the convoy of the latest Mercedes-Guard S680. This new addition follows the recent acquisition of a Kalahari Gold S-Guard with the registration number “9999” and a black S-Guard. These specific registration numbers have been chosen by the Ambani family, and it is reported that the RTO (Regional Transport Office) opens new series of registration to accommodate their preferences, although these numbers come at a higher cost.
What’s even more interesting is that Mukesh Ambani had previously purchased two W222 Mercedes-Benz S600 Guards, both of which also had the same 333 and 999 number plates. Both of these previous-generation S600 Guards were finished in silver and were frequently seen being used by Mukesh Ambani. The previous-generation model was the most secure Mercedes available at the time of its launch, and he had paid around Rs 10 crore for them.
The previous-gen S-Guard offered VR10 level protection, capable of withstanding 15 kgs of TNT from a distance of 2 meters. Its underbody and base structure had been reinforced, with the body shell made up of reinforced steel. The vehicle was crafted using special steel to enhance its strength. The S600 Guard was equipped with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine that produced 523 bhp of power and a peak torque output of 850 Nm, paired with a 7-speed gearbox.
Safest Mercedes-Benz car ever
This new super-secure flagship sedan, the Mercedes-Benz S680 Guard, is currently the most expensive and protected S-Class model available. It has received VPAM VR 10 certification, which represents the highest level of ballistic certification for civilian vehicles. This certification ensures that the vehicle is not only bulletproof but also resistant to explosive charges. The new W223 S680 Guard is equipped with bullet- and blast-proof glass, featuring multi-layer construction and a polycarbonate layer for splinter protection. The glass on this sedan measures, on average, from 3.5 to 4 inches.
Under the hood, the brand-new Mercedes-Benz S680 Guard boasts a massive V12 engine that generates 612 hp and a staggering 830 Nm of torque. This 4.2-ton behemoth sedan has all-wheel drive, providing optimal traction and enhancing its dynamic capabilities in emergency situations. The car is equipped with specialized tires designed to continue functioning for up to 30 kilometers even after a potential flat, allowing occupants to reach safety. The new W223 Mercedes-Benz S680 Guard carries a price tag of a whopping Rs 10 crore, similar to the previous generation of this model.