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UN Secretary General gets bullet-proof Hyundai Equus

By SYF77 on 22 Dec 2012

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Hyundai has just delivered an armored Equus limousine to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon. Coincidentally, Mr Ban hails from the same country as his new ride, that is South Korea.

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The bulletproof Equus is built on a stretched version of the Korean automaker's flagship luxury sedan platform. It weighs at 8,448 pounds.

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This special Equus was reported to be developed in cooperation with Stoof International, a German company that specialises in building such vehicles. The car is capable of withstanding bullets from common assault rifles up to 7.62x51 in calibre.

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Despite weighing much more than the regular model, Mr Ban's Equus is still powered by the same 5.0-litre V8 GDI engine which develops 424bhp. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Since Mr Ban is unlikely to be interested in winning the traffic light drag race, there should not be any issue.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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