It would be great to own a bulletproof car in SA, for obvious reasons.
Problem is, bulletproof cars are extremely expensive and the conversions are only available on high-end cars like the Audi A8. What if you want a cheap off-road bulletproof car?
It may surprise you, but something like that is available in India. An online shopping firm called Snapdeal is currently offering a bulletproof body kit for the humble Mahindra Scorpio.
This body kit offers various bulletproof add-ons, which can withstand direct fire from a 9mm pistol. It also comes with a fire resistant fuel tank and a real-time tracking device.
The kit can be imported to SA, but it’ll cost around R224 598 before taxes.
Add that to the standard price of a Scorpio in SA and you get a grand total of R470 000.
Not cheap, but still cheaper than paying millions for a bulletproof luxury sedan.