Thankfully, zombies are not real. You won’t find scores of undead wandering the countryside, and the sociopolitical structures of the world have not yet fully broken down. If the apocalypse does come, however, I know exactly what I’d like to be driving.
It’s called the Sentry APC, and it’s built by Canadian armored vehicle manufacturer Inkas. We’ve talked about the brand before on DT, shining a light on the firm’s Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, but the group’s latest creation makes the G-Class look like a child’s toy.
The armored personnel carrier is dubbed a “tactical attack and defense vehicle” by Inkas, and that’s a title that speaks to the inner 10-year-old inside us all. Sure, the APC is tough, mean-looking, and technologically impressive, but it’s also just plain cool. It’s essentially the Dwayne Johnson of cars.
Since it was originally designed for SWAT and military duty, the off-roader’s ballistics protection equipment is state of the art.
The Sentry can be fitted with dual layers of overlapping bulletproof armor, shielding the occupants from 7.62 × 51mm rounds. That’s the same ammunition the U.S. military uses in the M60 machine gun.
The APC was also tested to meet CEN Level BR7 ballistic standards, which is the highest level of protection measured by the current metrics. Perimeter armoring of the passenger compartment, engine bay, and mechanical components help the vehicle reach its nigh-invulnerable status, but the multilayer ballistic glass certainly didn’t hurt either.
Up to eight passengers can fit inside the Sentry, and it turns out they’re guarded from much more than bullets.
“The vehicle provides a high level of protection and comfort to its passengers in any climate condition, from extremely low temperatures to tropical heat waves thanks to the extra layer of cabin insulation and smart ventilation system,” says Inkas. “The vehicle’s configurable seating arrangements allow its occupants to efficiently operate the vehicle while maintaining tactical positions.”
With all that gear, the 4-by-4 is no featherweight, so it enlists a 6.7-liter, 362-horsepower turbodiesel V8 to lug it all around. It’s no gas-sipper either, so Inkas bolted up a nearly 40-gallon fuel tank.
The Sentry APC is a bit of everything — mobile command center, armored personnel carrier, medical evacuation vehicle, and bulletproof off-roader. And with its 360-degree camera and emergency lights package, it’s almost impossible to sneak up on.
Think of it as an automotive grab bag for the end of the world, which is exactly what you’ll need to survive. Just remember, if the going gets rough, there’s always the escape hatch.