Jaguar launches bulletproof XJ Sentinel

Do you regularly find yourself under fire from M16 assault rifles when popping down the road for your weekly shop?  Do you often come back to your parking space to find your vehicle’s been obliterated by TNT?  If so, Jaguar’s latest car may be right up your street.

The XJ Sentinel looks like a normal long wheelbase Jaguar XJ but offers an armouring package to protect its occupants with up to “B7” levels of ballistic protection, blast protection against 15kg TNT equivalent detonated within close proximity of the vehicle and substantial under floor grenade protection.  Perfect for Dr. Evil then.

“The XJ Sentinel was designed and developed in partnership with industry leaders, and incorporates the very latest armoured vehicle systems to deliver extremely impressive levels of protection, while maintaining a very discreet appearance,” said Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Jaguar Cars.

“The XJ Sentinel is the ultimate armoured luxury limousine. It offers governments, security organisations and private individuals, the highest level of security, with advanced design, refined performance and a beautifully-crafted cabin. The XJ Sentinel will be the vehicle of choice for the most discerning,” he added.

Jaguar XJ Sentinel - Complete with hand gun, TNT and grenade protection

The Sentinel is based on the long wheelbase XJ saloon powered by the refined and responsive 5.0-litre AJ-V8 Gen III naturally aspirated direct-injection V8 petrol engine, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Due to the severe level of modifications made to the XJ, the 379bhp Sentinel weighs in at a hefty 3,800kg, meaning 62mph from standstill takes 9.7 seconds before maxing out at 121mph.

Given this, our advice would be to avoid any Autobahn gunfights.  Check out the level of protection the XJ Sentinel offers in the table beneath.