The British manufacturer is presenting the Jaguar XJ Sentinel at this 2010 Moscow International Motor Show, which is the armored version of their luxury sports saloon.
The Jaguar XJ Sentinel offers a B7 level of ballistic protection to its occupants and as you imagine it targets governments, security organisations as well as private individuals.
Powering the Jaguar XJ Sentinel is a 5.0-litre naturally aspired direct-injection V8 that uses a 6-speed automatic gearbox and which delivers 385 PS (283 kW) and 515 Nm (380 lb-ft) of torque. On paper the Jaguar XJ Sentinel can hit 100 Km/h from a stand still in 9.7 seconds and its top speed is of 195 Km/h.
Keep in mind that all the metal plates and protective layers of Kevlar make the armored Jaguar XJ Sentinel weight a total of 3,300 Kg.
More details regarding the Jaguar XJ Sentinel can be found in the official press release below, with pricing details expected to be published at a later date.
Jaguar press release :
Jaguar is launching an armoured version of its stunning new XJ luxury sports saloon at the 2010 Moscow International Motor Show.
The new XJ Sentinel offers the ultimate in discreet protection, being
virtually indistinguishable from the standard XJ model, yet featuring a
state-of-the-art armouring package which provides occupants with up to
B7 levels of ballistic protection.
Benefiting from Jaguar Land Rover’s extensive experience in the
armoured vehicle market, the XJ Sentinel is supplied with a full
three-year 50,000 mile factory warranty, along with comprehensive
after-sales support from specialised technicians.
“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 engineers focused on ensuring that the XJ Sentinel retained
the real-world usability of the standard car. Based on the long
wheelbase XJ, the armoured vehicle maintains that model’s luxurious
interior package, its compelling blend of comfort and agility, and
convenient servicing using regular dealer equipment.
The Jaguar XJ’s aerospace-inspired lightweight aluminium body
structure also makes it possible to offer a very generous 500kg payload
for passengers and luggage without compromising vehicle performance.
Comprehensive Armouring System
The XJ Sentinel is equipped with a purpose-built armouring system
which has been specially developed to ensure that the vehicle offers
outstanding occupant protection, while being almost impossible to detect
from outside the car.
Constructed from specialised high strength steels with Kevlar
backing, the armoured inner cell was engineered in partnership with
Centigon, a leading global specialist in vehicle armouring. The XJ
Sentinel offers ballistic protection up to B7 level (BS EN 1522 level
FB7 and BS EN 1063 BR7-), blast protection against 15kg TNT equivalent
detonated within close proximity of the vehicle, and substantial under
floor grenade protection.
To ensure that the armouring meets the latest national and
international standards, the protection offered was certified by
QinetiQ, a globally recognised independent blast and ballistic testing
Engineered Without Compromise
Just like the other models in the highly-acclaimed XJ range, the
Sentinel has been engineered without compromise to deliver sophisticated
performance, peerless vehicle dynamics and reassuring levels of active
and passive safety.
The Sentinel is based on the long wheelbase XJ saloon powered by the
refined and responsive 5.0-litre 385PS AJ-V8 Gen III naturally aspirated
direct-injection V8 petrol engine, which is paired with a six-speed
This powerful and sophisticated powertrain ensures that the XJ
Sentinel is capable of swift and agile performance, accelerating from
0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and achieving a top speed of 195km/h.
The Sentinel’s chassis, which features the advanced Adaptive Dynamics
system with continuously variable dampers, has been comprehensively
uprated to cope with its increased body weight. Jaguar’s dynamics
specialists have tuned the suspension and steering to ensure that the
armoured model offers the same qualities of poise and agility found in
the standard XJ.
Impressive stopping power is provided by a new high performance
braking system which has been sourced from the formidable 510PS
Supercharged non-armoured XJ model, while active safety is further
improved by the XJ’s full array of advanced traction and stability
To enhance passive safety, the Sentinel retains full functionality of
the standard XJ restraint system, including dual-stage driver and front
passenger airbags, side thorax airbags and side curtain airbags.
Total Luxury and Real-World Usability
The comprehensive occupant protection offered by the XJ Sentinel has
not been achieved at the expense of comfort or practicality. Jaguar
engineers have ensured that the armoured model retains the supreme
luxury and real-world usability which are core features of the standard
The design of the armoured inner cell has been optimised to maintain
the extremely spacious interior package of the long wheelbase XJ, which
provides rear seat passengers with a full metre of legroom.
With its elegant and contemporary style, the cabin surrounds
occupants with beautifully-crafted leather and veneer surfaces, creating
a supremely relaxing, comfortable and luxurious environment.
A generous 500kg payload – maximised by the XJ’s lightweight
aluminium body structure – means that the Sentinel is comfortably able
to accommodate four occupants along with their luggage and additional
This day-to-day practicality provides government organisations,
security forces, businesses or high net worth individuals with a
discreet yet highly desirable form of armoured transportation.
Complete Support Package
XJ Sentinel customers benefit from a comprehensive support programme, both before and after purchase.
A dedicated security consultant works closely with the customer
during the sales process, to ensure their full requirements are met. A
wide range of specialised optional security and vehicle features are
available and can be tailored to meet individual requirements.
Once the vehicle is in service, the customer has access to a full
support package including driver training and on-site servicing from
dedicated specialists when required.
The XJ Sentinel has been carefully developed to allow regular
servicing and repair to be carried out at Jaguar dealers, using standard
diagnostic equipment, and is covered by a full three-year 50,000 mile
XJ Sentinel Specifications
|ENGINE||5.0-litre V8 Petrol AJ-V8 GEN III|
EEC-Nm (lb ft)
0-100km/h – sec
Gross vehicle weight
Up-rated suspension with active dampers front and rear
Jaguar High Performance Braking System
Strengthened 19" Aleutian Alloy Wheels with 245/45 19" Dunlop Self Supporting Technology®
Run on Flat tyres (RoF)
An extensive range of exterior paint colours, interior colours themes and optional equipment is available.