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Queen Elizabeth II Owned The 2nd Most Expensive Car In The World. Here’s Why It Was Special

While not as visually intimidating as its American counterpart, it’s a serious limo that can hold up to all manner of threats from the outside. The Bentley was more than capable of keeping the queen out of danger, whether that danger involved chemical attacks, explosions, or even just spikes intended to puncture the tires. As you’d expect, specific details about the reinforcements are classified by the British government in order to prevent potential attackers from finding a weakness, but according to Bentley, the special vehicle is equipped with Kevlar-reinforced tires, a cabin resistant to blasts, and it more than likely has armor plating in the doors, at least based on how other similar vehicles are reinforced. 

That’s only the start of the reinforcements and special features, though. The interior, for example, was designed in such a way that it could rapidly be made airtight in order to keep the queen safe from any airborne threats, such as a chemical gas attack. Though more information isn’t provided on this aspect of the modifications, Bentley says that it “specially strengthened” the glass and body of the limousine, as well, to help protect it from nearby explosions. The driver would be able to drive away at fast speeds to get away from a threat despite the limo’s mods and what is likely a very substantial weight, too. For reference, the aforementioned presential Beast vehicle weighs 20,000 pounds, according to NBC News, and it’s reasonable to assume the Bentley is similarly heavy. The special limo wasn’t made with only safety in mind, however.

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