We present the Marauder, the armored vehicle with protection against mines made by Paramount Group, in Johannesburg. Currently used by military personnel in Azerbaijan, South Africa, Jordan and the Republic of the Congo.
With a weight of 10 tons, it is the most extreme car a civilian can buy. Of course, after passing a background check proving “you’re not a villain”, the distance between you and the Marauder will be shortened to only 300,000 pounds (around 460,000 US dollars).
With capacity for 10 people, command and control systems, embedded weapons and missile launchers; It was developed to do reconnaissance missions and peacekeeping. The Marauder has an operational range of 692 kilometers.
|Type||Armoured personnel carrier|
|Place of origin||South Africa|
|Weight||Curb: 9,900 kg (21,780 lb)
Combat: 15,000 kg (33,000 lb)
|Crew||2 + 8 passengers|
|Armor||Ballistic protection: STANAG 4569 level III (7.62 × 51 mm AP WC Core at 30 meters) and mine blast protection: STANAG 4569 3a and 3b (single anti-tank mine (8 kg of TNT under the hull and under any wheel)|
|Engine||Cummins ISBe4-300 Diesel(221kW/300hp @ 2500rpm, 1100Nm @ 1200-1800rpm)
MAN D0836LOH Diesel(176kW/240hp @ 2300rpm, 925Nm @ 1200-1800rpm)
|Payload capacity||6,000 kg (13,227 lb)|
|Suspension||4×4 or 6×6 wheeles|
|Ground clearance||420 mm|
|700 km (435 mi)|
|Speed||100–120 km/h (tyre dependent)|
In the video made by Top Gear, Hammond explains what it would be like to handle a Marauder in daily life.