KNIGHT XV - The World's Most Luxurious Armored Vehicle $629,000. Civilian version of AAVI’s Gurkha F5
When I saw this thing, I knew something about it looked strangely familiar, but it just couldn’t quite place it. At first I thought it was just the resemblance to your run-of-the-mill Hummer H2, but that’s not it. Then I remembered the Lamborghini LM002, and while there’s certainly a resemblance to Lambo’s 80’s SUV, that’s still not exactly what I was seeing.
Then it finally hit me, as soon as I scrolled down the comments on the YouTube posting: This is the Intruder from Grand Theft Auto V brought to life! The Knight XV certainly has over-the-top video game design cues and is every bit as ridiculous as you’d expect any vehicle that shares so much with a digitized ride from the super-popular video game series.
There’s no denying, the Knight is attention-grabbing from every angle. It’s massive dimensions put it somewhere between huge SUV and small semi, while the angles and edges make it as polarizing as anything we’ve ever seen. You’re definitely either going to love this thing or hate it, there really isn’t much room for lukewarm responses. The interior is somewhat less-garish, and looks to be well equipped. Considering the nearly-$700,000 price tag, though, it ought to be very well equipped and ultra modern while wrapping the occupants in pure luxury, and it seems to handle that well.
Under the hood, the engine cranks out a respectable 400 horsepower and 500 ft/lbs or toque from the naturally aspirated 415 CID V10 engine. The portly cruiser will hit a surprising 153 MPH top speed and is fully armed against gunfire, wrapping the occupants in luxurious safety and luxury. The Knight XV will set you back about $629,000, so go ahead and order two of them so you’ll have a backup! While I don’t expect to run into too many of these on the street, I do wonder what others who just happen to run up on one would think about it.