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Armoured vehicles sore in fear of terror attack

May 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Styling

Heads of state and wealthy business men in the UK are forking out up to £60,000 to customize their vehicles to make them bomb proof ahead of the Olympic Games.

Mark Burton, chief executive and president of Armormax, car modification company says, ‘’ The UK one of our two fastest growing markets, alongside South Africa. There has been a huge increase in interest and I would say it is around 200 per cent in the last year and a half. This is a trend that has been going on for a number of years here, probably since the bombings in 2005 occurred’’.

These modified vehicles are said to be able to withstand any terrorist attacks like bombs and rockets but you wouldn’t be able to notice the difference if one was to drive past you.

The UK based operation is in Ipswich, Suffolk with a work force of 12 people. Since they opened in 1993 they have enhanced and built up to 8,000 vehicles, including 40 heads of state’s cars and the Popemobile.

It’s a great idea and I’m sure many people would love to see an armoured range rover but isn’t this all a bit extreme?

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