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New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Will Use Armoured Jaguar XJ Sentinel As Official Car



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As Hardline Brexiteer Boris Johnson take the keys to the controversial residence in 10 Downing Street today, the new Prime Minister, just like his predecessor–Theresa May, will also take the keys to the chauffeur-driven Prime Ministerial car — an armoured Jaguar XJ Sentinel.

Johnson, a former Mayor of London and British Foreign Secretary, known for driving around in cars like Toyota Previa and Citroen AX, will now be ferried around with a luxury car that boasts of heated and cooled rear massage seats, night vision, a 20 speaker Dolby 7.1 surround sound system, two HD televisions and a state-of-the-art communication system for conference calls.

The 3.3 tonnes B7 level/VPAM9 classified Sentinel also doubles as a rolling fortress, as it can withstand a blast from 15kg of high explosives and sustained gun and grenade attacks.

Just like the U.S Beasts and Russian made Aurus Senat, the British-made luxury car is also equipped with an independent, self-contained oxygen supply to protect the new Prime Minister and other passengers against chemical or biological attack. It can also release tear gas and other crowd dispersants when the need arises.

The Sentinel is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine producing 503 bhp. This engine will take this humongous car from standstill to 60mph in 9.4 seconds and a top speed of speed of 121 miles per hour (195 km/h).

The current fleets, which are estimated to have cost up to £300,000 or about ₦136m, was first seen in use on 13 May 2010, when newly appointed Prime Minister David Cameron arrived at 10 Downing Street. The armoured Jaguar Sentinel is escorted by Range Rover or Land Rover Discovery vehicles and police motorcade outriders.