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Old 14th January 2009, 21:44   #1
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Knight XV Armoured Biofuel SUV to be Displayed at Barrett-Jackson Event

The eco-conscious drug dealer in your family will be happy to know that the Knight XV is available for purchase at the famous Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event, being held this week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Called the "most secure, luxurious" SUV in the world, the XV is completely covered in armor outside, comfortably seats six inside, and runs on biofuel.

Specialty armored-SUV maker Conquest Vehicles used ballistic hardened steel and ballistic fiberglass fenders and bumpers to make the Knight XV as impenetrable as possible. Windows and windscreens are made from a bulletproof 2.5-inch (64mm) thick transparent material. Armor can be added or subtracted depending on the customer's need.

Drawing inspiration from the Gurkha military vehicle used by the U.S. Army, the Knight XV is aimed more towards the private sector. The Gurkha, made by Florida company Armet Armored Vehicles, is also used by the Russian Foreign Ministry and various SWAT teams. It is based on a Ford F550 chassis.

Conquest president William Maizlin said, "Since launching the KNIGHT XV at SEMA to the auto industry in November, the demand by auto enthusiasts and media to see and experience this vehicle has been so positively overwhelming that we decided to feature it at Barrett-Jackson so the public could see it in person for the very first time."

Although built to run on bio-fuel, Maizlin says the car can also run on petrol or diesel. The Knight uses a 6.8-liter V10 getting 400 hp and 498 ft-lb of torque. Like its inspiration, it is also built on a "super duty Ford modified platform chassis." It is a massive vehicle, at 240-inches long, 98-inches wide, and 100-inches tall. The Knight XV has a 14" ground clearence, 141" wheelbase, and weighs in at 12,000 pounds (5,443 kg). Custom designed, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels are wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja Radial ATZ ballistic run-flat tires.

Inside the Knight you will find six individual six-way powered leather seats, Wilton Wool carpeting, and a sunroof. Each seat gets its own side-mounted lap top tray. Entertaining your passengers is easy, thanks to the Alpine entertainment unit, LCD monitors, and a Playstation 3. LED ambient lighting, and a night-vision capable rear camera are also included. There is plenty of room for everybody in this 283-cubic-foot cabin.

At a paltry $310,000, how can you not afford to protect your family with the Knight XV? Only 100 will be produced in its first run, each being handbuilt.

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Why are all such SUV's seeking inspiration from the Humvee?
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Why are all such SUV's seeking inspiration from the Humvee?
The Humvee was the main vehicle responsible for a transformation of the US military services,finding application in combat and in regular use. Due to its success, many other countries began developing their own SUV-combat vehicles.

The interiors of the KnightXV seems a tad bit cramped,though.
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The interiors of the KnightXV seems a tad bit cramped,though.
The KNIGHT XV offers interior appointments including Wilton Wool luxury carpeting; Andrew Muirhead leather; 6-way electric leather boardroom-style seating; Tandem sunroof glass with privacy shades; Personal side-mounted lap top stations; LED cabin lighting; Alpine AM, FM, CD, DVD navigation and Bluetooth equipment; TV Monitors; Night vision and rear op camera system and Playstation 3 (PS3). The cabins 283-cubic-foot interior is larger than the interior of most SUVs on the road today and can comfortably seat six professional basketball players.

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The cabins 283-cubic-foot interior is larger than the interior of most SUVs on the road today and can comfortably seat six professional basketball players.

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Ah,thats sounds much better.Considering the average SWAT officer,anywhere from 6'-6'6", 200-300lbs; the cabin might be a close fit with the cops in their full gear.
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So, this one got inspired BIG time..

Knight XV Armoured Biofuel SUV-knight.jpg

Pics had come through mail. a Hummer Vs Knight mail.
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That thing sure looks BadA**!
LOL at the pic above, it looks like it could eat the humvee for lunch and yet be hungry for more!
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This thing is awesome!! Looks and is indestructible..magnum size,luxury,functionality,power,is green and safe.Even from bombs! I like it..btw how can that 6.8 litre V10 run both on gasoline & diesel????
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It sure does make the Hummer look civilized and timid!
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If only there was a hummer H1-alpha along with that... then we could see what is what.

H2, H3 are kinda timid.
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Perfect vehicle to escape in when Zombies/Aliens/Monsters attack.
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Pics had come through mail. a Hummer Vs Knight mail.
man it's damn big . Almost the size of a mini-bus.
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its a truck yar!!can we have a pic of some indian car like swift with these two!!
i think it will look like scaled model!!
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i think Dr manmohan singh should chuck his 7 and get a pair of these for himself and mrs gandhi.
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My God!! What is THIS thing?
They re-cycled a tank or something??
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