When we talk about a armored car Images of a representative sedan come to mind, such as a Mercedes S-Class or a BMW 7 Series, or their so widespread large-format SUV counterparts, say a BMW X5 or a Range Rover, but without a doubt, the last thing we would think of would be a sports carLet alone a Porsche 911.
The armored 911 turned out to be a “failed project”
Today we bring you what may be the only armored Porsche ever made by the Stuttgart companysince its elaboration was the result of the idea of offering its most distinguished clients an armored sports car, but given the costs that it would entail, it remained in this one off that we present to you today. It’s about a 996 pre-restyling, which places it between the years 1997 and 2001, in its Carrera version, and which is currently in the museum of the German firm. So the 996 was not only the first Nine Eleven water-cooled or the first to turn its back on the typical round headlights, but also the first (and only) Nine Eleven armored.
This 911 painted in a striking turquoise blue color was taken directly from the production lineand the first modification he received was some 20mm thick bulletproof glassso he had to say goodbye to frameless windows as such, although the sound insulation also increased considerably.
As for the bodywork, it has Dyneema reinforcements, a highly resistant polyethylene fiber with a great capacity to absorb energy, which weighs the same as steel, but is fifteen times more resistant. With all this, the safest 911 in the world is capable of withstanding shots from a 9mm pistol or .44 Magnum revolvermaintaining an appearance, both inside and outside, identical to conventional versions, an essential feature of any armored vehicle, as we already told you in Diariomotor.
However, in addition to the price, this armored 911 must pay an additional toll, and it is a performance drain as a direct consequence of the extra mass of those modifications, which makes it pass from 1.3 tons to 2.7 tons. So the engine 3.4-litre flat-six of the Carrera yielded a maximum power of 300 hp at 6,800 rpm and a torque of 350 Nm, figures with which unshielded conventional units achieve good records of 5.2 seconds in 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 280 km/h.
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