Bulletproof Rolls Royce is like a house, but more expensive and more comfortable
Picture the scene: you're on your way home after a successful business merger meeting. Your driver is piloting your average Rolls Royce when you pull up next to a competitor in his Rolls. But his is special.
He's being whisked around town in a longer, heavier, and more bulletproof Phantom. Your car looks like a used Cavalier by comparison. You are shamed, and the event haunts you forever, shattering your nerves and gutting your career.
German auto up-fitter Klassen is offering the rare ability for you to be the crusher of corporate dreams in your very own stretched Rolls Royce Phantom. Klassen adds over a meter in length to the Phantom while also making it bulletproof.
When I say bulletproof, I don't just mean it is certain to shame anyone in a lesser vehicle. I mean that it is literally proofed against bullets. Real bullets. From real guns. The minimum level 7 ballistics protection in this car will stop 5.56 mm full metal jacket rounds from most typical military assault rifles, with some parts of the car being able to stop much larger .30-06 rounds.
Klassen won't tell us how much heavier the new car is, but with the stock unit approaching 3 tons, it's a safe wager to say this new car won't be setting any new 'ring lap times with its completely unchanged 571 HP engine. However, I'd gladly trade some red light racing for this car. Who cares if you lose from inside your mobile marble throne room?
I'm sold. Can I have one for Christmas?
This is a difficult car to make. Klassen has to cut a brand new Rolls Royce in half and splice it back together while also adding the armor (armour if you're in Europe), and keeping the original quality that you buy a regular Phantom for.
There is a six month wait after ordering your new mobile stronghold, which is a great opportunity for you to scrounge up Klassen's asking price of €2,521,008.40 without VAT, or around $2,801,672. When you account for 19 percent VAT, the total price is a cool €3,000,000, or around $3,333,990.00.
If that seems like a steep sum, just remember: you can sleep in your car, but you probably can't shoot at your house.
At the end of the day, though, I'd still take a Toyota Century.