The armoured Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard is bombproof

When it comes to driving from A to B, most of us have to make do with several airbags, a crumple zone and a seatbelt to keep us safe. The Germans have taken things a little further with their new Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard.

Think you're unpopular because somebody 'unliked' you on Facebook? Nah. This is the car for folks who have real enemies. The kind of enemies that might like to take them out with a sniper rifle or a rocket launcher.

Corrupt oligarchs, and arms dealers are probably high on the Mercedes-Maybach marketing program.

Armoured limousine

At 6.5 metres long, the Pullman Guard certainly makes a big target. That won't be problem however, as the luxurious behemoth is built like a bank vault. Which is ironic, because you'll need a bank vault to stump up the €1.4 million ($2.04 million) asking price.

Bullets, shrapnel, grenades, and bombs will hardly rattle the bespoke champagne flutes that come standard with the car.

he doors are armour-plated and weight so much that each comes equipped with motorised hinges to assist the hired muscle with opening them.

Mercedes-Maybach has designed the Pullman Guard from the chassis up, integrating all of the security features into the car's DNA, rather than adding them later as is often the case with these type of vehicles.

The result is an armoured car that actually drives like an elegant limousine, rather than an aircraft carrier.

Tank top

Mind you, with almost six tonnes to haul around, the Guard needs a mighty persuasive lump of metal under the bonnet.

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Mercedes-Maybach have delivered the required goods in spades, opting for a 395 kilowatt V12 bi-turbo power plant that can produce 830Nm of torque when it's time to get the hell out of there.

Creature comforts haven't been forgotten either, with rear face-to-face seating, allowing up to four passengers to do the deal on the move, away from the prying eyes of the CIA, or Mi6.

The two seats in row three are able to fully recline, making the Guard feel more like a private jet than an earth-bound conveyance.

Unfortunately, if you find yourself in dire need of such a secure method of getting around, you will have to wait until the second half of next year when the Pullman Guard is released. In the meantime, you can always pick up a second-hand army tank.