This $740,000 bulletproof Mercedes SUV has an escape hatch, a night-vision system, and will protect you from up to 33 pounds of explosives — take a closer look

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus
  • German tuning company Brabus has a new line of bulletproof and explosion-resistant G-Wagens called the Invicto series.
  • The Invicto Mission, the most extreme of the bunch, features steel plating, armoured doors, military-style seats, a reinforced chassis, and an intercom system.
  • Plus, the Mission can be upgraded with some unique add-ons like an escape hatch, an “anti-drone system,” a fire-extinguishing system, and night-vision capabilities.
  • Brabus currently has an Invicto Mission model listed for sale for just under $US740,000 at current exchange rates.
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German tuning company Brabus, known for putting its spin on Mercedes-Benz models from the Smart Car to the S-Class sedan, has a new line of heavily armoured G-Wagens called the Invicto series.

The Invicto lineup has three models – Pure, Luxury, and Mission – which range from fairly unassuming to utterly over the top. The Invicto series is not only bulletproof, but is also rated to withstand a 33-pound blast of TNT, according to Brabus.

The Mission model – basically a tank in the form of a G-Class SUV – comes with standard features like run-flat tires, roof rails, and an intercom system. Plus, buyers looking to drop a bit more dough can spring for some bonkers add-ons, like an escape hatch, an “anti-drone system,” a night-vision feature.

If that all sounds appealing, it may just be your lucky day. On its website, Brabus has an Invicto Mission – packed with upgrades – listed for sale for just under $US740,000 at current exchange rates.

Take a closer look at the Brabus Invicto Mission below.


Brabus, a company that specialises in customising Mercedes-Benz models, has released a line of pricey armoured SUVs that look equally fit for heads of state or wealthy folks trying to survive an apocalypse.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

The bulletproof off-road SUVs are based on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and come in three flavours, titled: Pure, Luxury, and Mission.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

The Invicto lineup ranges from the fairly inconspicuous Pure model to the completely over-the-top, quasi-military Mission version.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

Like all Invicto SUVs, the Mission is built around a “shelter cell” made from hot-formed steel plates.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

It also has bulletproof windows …

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… armoured doors …

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… and run-flat tires.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

According to Brabus, its Invicto SUVs are certified to be explosion-resistant vehicles.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

The company says they can withstand a blast equivalent to 33 pounds of TNT at a distance of 13 feet.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

To test the vehicles, several thousand shots were fired at each material, screw connection, and joint.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

To carry the additional 2,200 pounds of armoured upgrades, the Mission rides on a reinforced chassis and a heavy-duty suspension system.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

Plus, the Mission comes with special seats — complete with five-point seat belts — that are meant to accommodate protection vests.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

Other standard features on the Mission include a digital-display rear-view mirror …

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… an intercom system …

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… roof rails for auxiliary lights and sirens…

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… and a dual-touchscreen system for controlling various special functions.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

But the optional features are where the Brabus Invicto Mission really gets wild.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

Mission buyers can pay extra for an escape hatch …

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… a heavy-duty front winch …

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… a night-vision system …

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… a fresh-air system …

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

… and fire-extinguishing capabilities, to name a few.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

The brochure also mentions potential upgrades like a “folding protective shield” and an “anti-drone system,” which Brabus says is a “very restricted product.”

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

Not to mention, since we’re are talking about a famous tuning company, Invicto buyers can opt for a tuned, twin-turbocharged V8 engine rated at 800 horsepower.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

Brabus says that the Invicto Mission acts as the perfect escort vehicle, but also is comfortable enough for everyday use.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus

If you’re into that sort of thing, Brabus is currently selling an Invicto Mission — with plenty of added bells and whistles — for a cool $US739,000 at current exchange rates.

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Brabus Invicto Mission. Brabus