Prvy: A hulking armored SUV that can even stop machine gun fire!
If the figurative level of boisterousness was symbolized in a literal way by an automobile – that car must be the Prvy. Created by Riga-based Russian-Baltic Engine Company Dartz Motorz, the Prvy is an hulking, armored SUV with a familiar Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG chassis. In terms of power-train, the vehicle boasts of everything expected from a hefty contrivance, including a 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 engine (AMG’s pedigree), which is capable of achieving 557 hp power and 760 Nm of torque. However, beyond the robust specs, it is the sturdy body that makes the automobile special (special as to be used by Russian presidents!). This remarkable armor comprises of an advanced composite material made from titanium basalt fabric. The titanium offers a durable structure advantage, while the basalt improves upon the ballistic and blast resistance, along with insulation and sound-proofing.
When translated to practicality, this means the Prvy can easily counter bullets from most small and medium weapons, like assault rifles, sniper rifles and even machine guns. In fact, the high-end degree of protection is further enhanced with the integration of rails, grille and special titanium panels that protect the internal motor. Additionally, the SUV showcases what is termed as the anti-paparazzi system. This entails electrochromic glass windows that can easily thwart the intrusive camera flashes from outside.
The level of exterior robustness is equally complemented by the scope of opulence on the inside. In this regard, the Prvy boasts of its very own Apple TV along with an upper-end Bang & Olufsen audio system. And, if you thought that was ostentatious, the entertainment ambit is accompanied by amenities like a smart water dispenser with natural diamond filters, and a hookah made of gold!
The grand Prvy SUV is expected to make its commercial debut by 2017, with the pricing still not divulged. And, as we fleetingly mentioned before, the exclusive client list also includes Russian Presidents.