The Cadillac Escalade is synonymous with American luxury, and has evolved into a cornerstone of the brand. And while there are plenty of options from the factory, you can also customize it so that it becomes a bullet proof lounge on wheels through a third party. Quality CoachWorks, based out of Southern California, has come up with a seemingly impenetrable Cadillac Escalade capable of repelling assault rifle rounds without tarnishing the luxury associated with the vehicles history. If anything this Cadillac Escalade becomes more luxurious than its base model. Be prepared to shell out some cash though.
Bulletproof Cadillac Escalade: Details
It’s important to note that “B6” is the highest level of civilian protection allowed in the aftermarket and can stop 7.62×55 mm rounds when fired from an R1 rifle. The 2022 B6 Escalade comes equipped with B6 bullet resistant panels everywhere it can fit them and features B6-level bullet reinforced glass all the way around, which the company claims is capable of protecting against prolonged blunt object strikes. The 2022 Escalade also features a PA system and run-flat tires.
If you thought that was wild, the interior gets an overhaul like something out of a private airplane. The 2022 Coachworks Escalade comes with leather second-row captains chairs that feature heating, ventilation and massage capabilities. Also installed is a Samsung TV and aircraft like foldout tray tables, should you need to send an email or watch a ball game while on the run. No power-train or chassis upgrades have been unveiled by the company however we know there to be two power plants available for the 2022 Escalade. The 6.2L V8 capable of 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque and the more modest 3.0L turbodiesel V6 that can produce 277 hp and 460 lb-ft or torque.
Ballistic protection will run you about $80,000 and upgrading the interior will cost an extra $75,000. The base 2022 Escalade is currently priced at $77,990 after destination fees are applied. If Cadillac isn’t your style, there is always the Inkas armored vehicle package you can apply to your 2021 Tahoe or Suburban.