Why would you want an “expedition-spec” J76 Toyota Land Cruiser armored sufficient to repel small-arms hearth and hand grenades? Simply because. That is all the rationale you want. And Canada’s Inkas is pleased to reply that want with this, a 2023 70 Collection Land Cruiser, particularly, the J76. It is “designed to be a dependable bulletproof SUV for numerous operations,” the place “numerous” positively means extra life-threatening and maybe extra jungle-y than the typical journey to The Nice Barrier Reef. The armor bits begin with BR6-level plating that surrounds your entire passenger cell with ballistic metal at a minimal thickness of 0.3 inches, plus armored skid plating that doubles as a blast protect.
The multi-layer bullet-resistant glass can be rated to deflect rounds like 7.62mm NATO, .223/5.56, and .308. Very important elements get their very own measures, just like the module defending the battery and engine ECM. The additional weight means element work like bolstered door hinges, and a high-clearance suspension with uprated coil and leaf springs. Naturally, run-flat tires maintain the present transferring below hearth. All of this will probably be helpful seeing as this J76 would not be in the slightest degree swift. The 4.5-liter V8 turbodiesel makes 202 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque in normal kind to maneuver 4,993 kilos earlier than armoring. Endurance is one other matter, the inventory truck claimed to go greater than 750 miles on a tank of gasoline.
Cameras present video surveillance inside and out of doors the automobile. Specialist gear like a sensible locking system permits the Land Cruiser to function a money transit automobile — a Brinks truck for the backwoods, because it had been.
The off-roading gear is extra four-wheeler than expedition, however the clientele for this rig is not probably to hang around within the woods for lengthy stretches of time on objective, anyway. Up high, there’s an aluminum roof rack, in entrance, a customized bumper with a winch.
Pricing begins at $180,000 U.S., and every truck takes as much as two months to construct earlier than particular choices are figured in. Inkas solely makes use of factory-new Toyotas for the construct, however says it could actually provide the upgrades on any present 70 Collection Land Cruiser.