The Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is one of those personalities who does not need an introduction. The actor is known for his powerful persona and his popular movies in India and across the globe. The actor is also known for his influence in Bollywood; however, recently the actor has been on high alert. He recently received a number of death threats from a well-known gangster, and following this, the actor bought himself a brand-new bulletproof Nissan Patrol SUV. The actor has imported this SUV from the UAE and was recently spotted in Mumbai.
The video of Salman Khan and his bulletproof Nissan Patrol has been shared on YouTube by Cars For You on their channel. It starts with a shot of the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan exiting a dubbing studio in Bandra, Mumbai. The actor can be seen followed by a number of security personnel. It can then be noted that the actor sits in the rear left passenger seat of the car. The actor is generally seen sitting in the front passenger seat; however, this time one of his security guards was seated there. Lastly, a few more armed bodyguards can be seen clearing the way for his car to leave the main gate of the studio.
Bulletproof Nissan Patrol
For those who are unaware, the Nissan Patrol is the Japanese manufacturer’s flagship SUV, which it does not offer in India. This car is more common in the Gulf region and Southeast Asia. Salman Khan has privately imported it from the overseas market. The model is well-known across the world as one of the greatest options for bulletproofing. It was reported that the actor bought this SUV as a security measure, as he recently received multiple death threats from Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. Bishnoi is the same gangster who ordered the shootout of popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala.
In terms of the powertrain, the Nissan Patrol that Salman Khan owns is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 petrol engine. This massive engine produces a maximum of 405hp and 560Nm of torque, which is plenty to haul this extremely heavy armored vehicle. The SUV’s huge engine also comes paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission, and it comes standard with four-wheel drive. A rear-locking differential is also included in the model. In addition, a 4.0-liter V6 petrol engine is offered in the UAE market.
Many might not be aware of this fact, but the Nissan Patrol is one of the most iconic SUVs in the global SUV market. This model has been in production since 1951 and is currently in its sixth generation. The tough, body-on-frame Nissan Patrol has solidified its image as an indestructible vehicle, making it a legend in the SUV market. The current-generation Patrol has been sold in foreign regions since 2010, and by the end of 2019, it underwent a second redesign. The SUV’s new front end was improved. This tank of an SUV measures 5.1m long and nearly 2m wide, providing plenty of space for all three rows of seats.
Salman Khan’s Bulletproof Toyota Land Cruiser LC200
Apart from the bulletproof Nissan Patrol that Salman Khan has recently acquired, he also owns a bulletproof Toyota Land Cruiser LC200. The actor occasionally uses this SUV to attend parties and events. This one has also been customized by the actor to become fully bulletproof. According to prior reports, it has been bulletproofed by specialized aftermarket garages that have also equipped this rugged SUV with top-notch ballistic protection. While specific details of the armor remain undisclosed, it mostly adheres to international protection standards, possibly even rated VR9 or VR10.