Perhaps most impressive of all is that the Land Cruiser 300 retains its driver assists, with the cameras and sensors sited behind the windscreen being unaffected by the thick glass. “Since the new Land Cruiser 300 is both lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, it’s even better suited to receiving our painstakingly developed B6 solution,” explained the company’s Nicol Louw.
The ultimate protection does come at a price, though. SVI notes armoring for Toyota’s iconic SUV will set you back R981,823 (approx. $61,300). This excludes tax and the cost of the Land Cruiser, of course. If you’re interested, SVI says the build takes four months to complete. Even though South Africa uses right-hand-drive vehicles, the specialists will be able to provide a left-hand drive version for international markets.
The additional mass of the armoring should bring the total mass up to around 7,450 pounds but the available 3.5-liter gas-powered V6 or 3.3-liter turbodiesel should prove powerful enough. Remarkably, the armored LC300 is lighter than BMW’s planned bulletproof i7.