South African agency Armormax has unveiled its newest providing, a bulletproof Jaguar I-Tempo. The cellular safety specialists used high-grade ballistic glass and lightweight armor to make sure efficiency wouldn’t be sacrificed for energy.
In whole, solely 200 kilograms (440 lbs) of weight was added from the armor conversion. Armormax’s I-Tempo has a B4 ballistic safety ranking, which implies it will possibly stand up to assaults from handguns and shotguns as much as a .44 caliber.
Apparently, Armormax’s work doesn’t void the I-Tempo’s Jaguar guarantee. Each firms labored collectively on the undertaking, with Jaguar offering loads of technical help. Armormax’s Managing Director, Grant Anderson, said the next (by way of Carmag):
“This undertaking introduced an amazing alternative to problem ourselves and broaden our capabilities. We instantly concerned the technical group at Jaguar Land Rover South Africa to help they usually had been improbable in serving to us perceive the intricacies of this electrical automobile. We’re proud to say we constructed this automotive to our excessive commonplace regardless of the challenges and left the bottom automobile very a lot unchanged”.
It is presently not clear if the Armormax I-Tempo can be obtainable exterior South Africa, though the reply might be sure in case you are rich sufficient.
Armormax didn’t present pricing for its I-Tempo because it varies considerably relying on the quantity of armor and devices you need (sure, that is proper – Armormax additionally does smoke screens and electric-shock door handles). Nevertheless, the corporate’s web site suggests most builds value within the area of $30-90k plus the donor automotive.
As for the Jaguar I-Tempo generally, it is presently in its fifth 12 months of manufacturing with US sales continuing to slow. The I-Tempo lineup presently begins at $71,300 with just one battery obtainable, a 90 kWh unit able to 246 miles of EPA vary.