Check out this SA built armoured bakkie

Check out this SA built armoured bakkie

Pretoria-based vehicle-armouring firm SVI Engineering have revealed their latest Max 3 armoured bakkie.

The car is based off of the Toyota Land Cruiser 79 and is able to withstand ballistic and general riot threats according to the company.

The company designed the steel shell and has kept the 4,5-litre V8 turbodiesel engine in its original condition. The engine offers up 151 kW and 430 N.m, with top speeds hindered slightly due to the heavy metal.

The car is manufactured to withstand at minimum assault rifle fire and anti-personnel mines. The company envision it to be an optimal car for mining security, riot control, civil security, anti-poaching and convoy protection.

Although the price fluctuates depending on the extras added and whether it is a single or double cab, the starting price is R1.6-million, excluding VAT.

Watch this intimidating machine in action:

Picture: SVI