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Most-Wanted: Meet the King of Bulletproof Cars

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Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) --- Armoring your vehicle is the latest craze among the uber-wealthy. Texas Armoring in San Antonio is the biggest private vehicle armoring company in the world, protecting celebs like T.I., Mel B and Steven Segal. They produce about 200 vehicles a year and project that number to double in the next five years do to a spike in demand in the U.S. CEO Trent Kimbell tells Bloomberg what it takes to keep this niche business on the top of the vehicle security market. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Yunusa Abdulrazak (14 days ago)
This guy basically just described Femi Otedola
Ninja (19 days ago)
And if you are broke come with me
Akenture (21 days ago)
The linustechtips twin
MoeTV (22 days ago)
Why couldn't you build xxxtentacions i8😩
Kingfish 85 (22 days ago)
Id love some armor for protection in stockton cali. Ive seen my share of shootings. Not fun.
Orange Juice (22 days ago)
Its booming because drug cartels
Squid Rider (23 days ago)
I'm poor and need protection, so I guess I'm F'd lol.
Leaobardo Rendon (23 days ago)
cartel 🤔😂💯
keiwanne Tyler (23 days ago)
Where is this place
John V. (23 days ago)
Trevor Philips (23 days ago)
when you need to make it back to the warehouse but spot a tail on the minimap ...
Pethello (1 month ago)
"our profits are usually pretty small", of all the things he said, this is the only one i do not believe him.
Edwin Jeremiah (1 month ago)
Can u armoured Toyota Highlander of 2013 model?
Alberto Portugal (2 months ago)
My anus is a carproof whatever I didn’t think this through
Riviere Marc (2 months ago)
I love americans everything there is superior. In Europa in south africa they proved thousand time how they don t need to do that because all the whole world knows it
J.J. D. (2 months ago)
mel b -lol has been steven s. has been t.i. has been nuff said
MotionInMotion1975 (3 months ago)
I love having an armored SUV. The problem is that once you get rid of it to get a new one, the armoring is worth nothing, you can only sell the car for as much as 10% more than its original value.
Nainoa Usita (3 months ago)
they forgot to add the small hole so u can shoot back lol
Nicholas Littlejohn (3 months ago)
Luxury vehicles attract dangerous attention.
Evan Faraday (4 months ago)
Can these be for any type of car? Even a sedan. Say a Subaru Wrx?
Em Love (4 months ago)
Bitch needs to wear pads on his pits 😂 so gross!
Angela Johnson (4 months ago)
you still have to get out of the vehicle some time Ed Moore from Maryland
Dean Manickum (4 months ago)
Would love to bring this operation and market bullet proof vehicles in Durban, South Africa.
fistteam (5 months ago)
@25: "30wreight-wround type ammunition"...What, was he drunk during this production?!? LOL
California Wynn (5 months ago)
He talks to damn much about who he works for bad for biz
saul chm (5 months ago)
so they blow the head gasket to do that smoke
Savage Days (6 months ago)
If 2PAC was in this car the day of the shooting....HE should been alive today. TRUE STORY 😂😂😂
renge99O9 (6 months ago)
Meanwhile, the U.S. Military left thousands of MRAP vehicles overseas simply because they didn't want to pay to ship them back to the USA. Costs about $12 grand to ship one back, cost between $600 grand and $1 million to build each one. You paid for them, but you can't buy them back.
SATAN (6 months ago)
50 cal and your screwed
W8MPX (8 months ago)
You can bullet proof you own car without paying a high price
Cailou (8 months ago)
Can it stop my Ejaculation ?
Rex Luminus (7 months ago)
Cailou Yes it can. It has a rejection ejection lever.
exotic_ sk11s (8 months ago)
But can it run roblox at 103038282 fps at 4k rez?
no name (8 months ago)
Y'all take EBT
Flipped (8 months ago)
"on this episode of demolition ranch, can it stop the 50BMG?"
henry Sanson (8 months ago)
I doubt their earnings are little lol
david sanders (8 months ago)
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Dutch Schultz (9 months ago)
Is it from fema& are oun us army? Just wondreing. Does anyone heard anything about the victims in Florida& Houston. I hope you all look into it. Dont let them take your firearms away. Dont go with us army. Go with your local or state militia..PLEASE IN THE NAME OF GOD TO LOOK INTO THIS
iwan (9 months ago)
so it can also stop a 50bmg?
you mean the Pit Bull VX?
Sergio Zamorano (9 months ago)
Titanium is the most powerful material for armor.
Joemammasdaddy (10 months ago)
what if were not rich, yall offer Vetrans discounts
Im not rich and i dont need protection but i still want one :(
Tony Nyangi (10 months ago)
50 cal proofing??????
Nik Murphy (11 months ago)
Oh yes, I am most certain that people are climbing over themselves to kidnap Steven Seagal.
MR BOLEUS (11 months ago)
America is a place with the highest number of sheep for shearing.... That's the power of capitalism....
RL R (11 months ago)
Scary Spice needs an armored vehicle...hilarious!
Noah Jones (1 year ago)
if your rich*
John Marston (1 year ago)
I would love to see an armoring company for the people. Everyday people could use stuff like this, we need protection too, it's not just the rich. If I could I'd buy one for my mom and my girl.
notruyet (1 year ago)
How about Machinegun? can that car protect it?
DJ.Spikes Hostage (1 year ago)
what about the tires?
Rex Luminus (7 months ago)
DJ.Spikes Hostage. No luck in that department. Unless you buy ...am................ Or you can install 4 extra..... Wheels. Made of.... Some vehicles are equipped with those. Yes.
brod7676 (1 year ago)
only if you are rich
MichaelJacksonHDCLIPS (1 year ago)
There's a lot of poor people here in the comment just Being jealous of the rich
Elie (1 year ago)
aren't u supposed not to mention your customers for security reasons?
Diego Station (1 year ago)
Bullet proof cars are sick asf
Rex Luminus (7 months ago)
Diego Station. There are 100% bulletproof cars even the tires!!! No. Shi!!. BTW. $50-100 K only.
Michael Grey (1 year ago)
at :31 shows three ppl who no one is going to care for once they realize who is in the vehicle.
Nawh Yawl (1 year ago)
so u take a hundred thousand dollar vehicle, charge 400,000 to armor it...then say ur profits are low. yeah, right! the people actually doing the work probably earn under 20 bucks an hr too.
Paul Archibald (1 year ago)
I'm into electric / solar panel vehicles do they make bulletproof electric vehicles?
Dragon Ball (1 year ago)
young dolph
Siriyak Cr (1 year ago)
aslong as there is weapon industry/manufacturing US won't be safe, this because people from internal or external they are participate in crime
Siriyak Cr (1 year ago)
where there is a weapon there is crime example American/Russian/Afghanistan/Iran/Iraq/Pakistan so.on in India there no such weapon shops so that people don't try kill other or themselves like Batman premier so here they don't need such car ultimately they have come out of car and even presidents got killed even though they had such car
Macmittens411 (1 year ago)
what if there was an accident and they needed to break the glass to get you out??
Al Je (1 year ago)
If you're not rich, don't come to us!!!
john Stinglette (1 year ago)
This company sucks, I still got shot
BeenuZz (1 year ago)
west africa lol. With all the rpg there, that light armor looks like a joke to waste money on.
Ricardo Ellison (3 months ago)
BeenZz Yes, with a cheap rusty old Soviet-era RPG-7..it would sail thru this armor..& spray the insides of the vehicle with molten copper..,incinerating its occupants.
D. M. Cook (1 year ago)
The way things are going, armored vehicles will be a standard in America by 2020! These crooks and cartels are breeding like cockroaches!
I'm not Anonymous (1 year ago)
1:52 funny how they say that "More Americans believe gun violence is rising" when actually it is becoming less common.
Gregory S Hutchison (1 year ago)
I stick with the BMW 7 High Security and the S600 Guard that I drive regularly now. Vr9 and Vr10 ratings respectively.
Nicholas Littlejohn (3 months ago)
SONGS N STUFF! (4 months ago)
Your my driver!
Robert Bidochon (1 year ago)
+Gregory S Hutchison  Oh, ok. Your 7er uses the 4.4 V8 or the 6.0 V12?
Gregory S Hutchison (1 year ago)
I can't upload videos of the actual vehicles due to security concerns, but there are videos already uploaded of each vehicle.
Robert Bidochon (1 year ago)
Can you upload videos on both of these please?
Twisted Soul (1 year ago)
Shut the fuck up telling us ur profit is so small u fucking piece of shit
Twisted Soul (1 year ago)
ArsenalFanSince '02 bitch don't act like 8th grader I ll fuck u up , profit what makes these business survive u dumb fuck
GunnerSol (1 year ago)
Purplesasquatch don't bother this guy is an idiot that even a 5th grader would understand economics better. with a biz like this there can't be such a huge profit, it's just enough but not over the top as you think
Twisted Soul (1 year ago)
Purplesasquatch did u listen to him he said high demand I hope u understand what's high demand mean
Bulby (1 year ago)
I already explained it but you won't listen, it's not likely a company buying cars and rebuilding them with armor and James Bond type features has high profit margins. The market is small, the materials and labor are expensive, and they also have to maintain a front.
Kwashiem Brownseed (1 year ago)
Going to need this for some protection against stupid hairy trigger finger Cops.
Kofi Boateng (1 year ago)
if your rich and want an armored car
Ali AL-Khresheh (1 year ago)
shoot the wheel
Rex Luminus (7 months ago)
rcairforceone (1 year ago)
Run flats.
Cidao Aparecido (1 year ago)
I guess americans watch too many movies to buy shit like this lol
FaZe CrAzY626 (1 year ago)
i like how he went right off the bat "if you are rich"
Cole's World (1 year ago)
Could you just get the doors and windows bulletproofed? I think that would be sufficient for most people and maybe somewhat affordable.
kbflorida888 (15 days ago)
Dont become desired. You wont need protection.
ljguy300 (21 days ago)
Automotive body sheet metal is pretty thin. You could punch a hole with a pick or screwdriver. Bulletproofing the doors and glass wouldn't be enough protection.
RivalsAirsoft3 (8 months ago)
Those are the two most expensive parts; lightweight ballistic material and bulletproof glass
Kyle Burdick (8 months ago)
XperiencE you'll get both if u don't get bullet proofing for the engine and windows
XperiencE (11 months ago)
HERO I prefer the bullet getting into my engine then my head
Mr Ranger (1 year ago)
I demand this be provided to us for free. Call it Obama-armor to go along with my Obama phone and Obama care.
Rex Luminus (7 months ago)
Mr Ranger yeeeesss thaaaat would be soooo cooool!
HERO (1 year ago)
+Kim Jong un The world would be better off not giving you one
Kim Jong un (1 year ago)
HERO (1 year ago)
Not everybody needs bullet proof cars...
Thomas Peralta (1 year ago)
he plays for the seahawks
Thomas Peralta (1 year ago)
my dad has a bulletproof car he is rich
Johannes R (1 year ago)
Can you have your vehicle equipped with the James Bond gadgets without the armor or is it like take all or nothing
Johannes R (1 year ago)
Because I don't need an armored car, but I love these features
nx330mustang (2 years ago)
The very political ruling class elites, uber rich, etc., that demand armored cars and protection with guns via private security or govt security, but they want to disarm the rest of us by banning our guns and banning armored vehicles along with body armor for us peasants? Anyone see the irony in that? As if our lives mean less than theirs?
SONGS N STUFF! (4 months ago)
Yes the life of an un-educated person is worth a lot less.
Rex Luminus (7 months ago)
nx330mustang. Yes in most cases. True. Life goes on. Be safe Kids.
I.T. Intern (2 years ago)
I would love to use these when I vacation in mexico...
JIGGY NIGGA JOVANY (22 days ago)
Spring Branch 713 Kelvin N 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Maria Reyes how are they wannabes if they robbed you....
XperiencE (11 months ago)
Iván Estrada I Think you are the dumb one
Maria Reyes (1 year ago)
Prime Raptor nigga mexico is really messed up, immidietly entering mexico little wanna be thugs will pull next to you asking for a fee if you dont want to get shot, i know from personal experience
Downtime (1 year ago)
lmao so its OK to murder people cause they dont want to work for you.
Smile Hard Productions (2 years ago)
T.I. can't legally own an armored vehicle, he's a convicted felon! Lol.
Nidal Al Saleh (2 years ago)
my favorite car of all time is the chevy suburban from 2000-2006 or less
Hourani (2 years ago)
Steven Segal really need an armored vehicle ??
MAT T (1 year ago)
He is a paranoid troll!
Erick G (2 years ago)
I had a client from Mexico who bought their product. Let me tell you something. Quality and protection isn't their business.
Alexander Carter (2 years ago)
I wanna see this guy on shark tank.
Rocco Lucio (2 years ago)
yeah protecting the ritch and famous, who gives a shit about them focus on the poor and the middle class
+Rocco Lucio Of course they focus on the rich. Like the middle class can pay 80k-1 million for a car, so basically your comment is nonsense.
Rocco Lucio (2 years ago)
+DJ Jesus.He Died for your spins a charity? who in the world is talking abou t a charity you dumbass, your stupid comment doesn't even make sence, watch what you say online before commenting what are you like 12 years old?
Rocco Lucio (2 years ago)
+DJ Jesus.He Died for your spins yeah I know how much does it cost depending on the vehicle anywhere from $80-800k and if you want to buy one already made, you will spend $1-3 million us dollars depending on the vehicle, do a research.
Rocco Lucio (2 years ago)
+DJ Jesus.He Died for your spins yeah I know how much does it cost depending on the vehicle anywhere from $80-800k and if you want to buy one already made, you will spend $1-3 million us dollars depending on the vehicle, do a research.
+Rocco Lucio Do you even know how much it costs to make a vehicle like this? They're a company, not a charity!
Deepak R (2 years ago)
Protecting Oil company Executives...wow. Greedy insane people get the best pie.
Florence Kamau (2 years ago)
my car was armoured
bingo bongo (2 years ago)
years ago the italian mafia were trying to kill a government official but his cars were seriously armoured. so it was noticed that he had to use a particular bridge to get home each day. so they blew the bridge up. killing him. these cars cant protect from determined people
Andrea (4 months ago)
Minh Tran Van Yeah, Giovanni Falcone. A mob member in Italy was killed with a rocket launcher too.
Minh Tran Van (1 year ago)
Bridge or part of highway? Because your story is similar to the assassination case of Judge Giovanni_Falcone.
Holland Sobering (1 year ago)
shawn wallace if you know what he is referring to, you would know that they used such a huge device to blow the bridge that a "bombproof car" would of simply become a flying projectile, not to mention the extraordinary concussive blast...quickly killing everyone inside
Shawn Wallace (2 years ago)
bombed proof cars
Mike Leib (2 years ago)
usa not allowed to talk to me anymore
Lincolnator (2 years ago)
Hi, I'm from the USA. I'm talking to you rn
lol bad kid (2 years ago)
u dont make much money off ur cars......................... mmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ok m8 do u bullett proof them with ur bag sweat or something dumb loser fag hahahan
Jason Velez (2 years ago)
chinx needed this
FPSGHoST808 (2 years ago)
What if I just want to armor my Toyota so it doesn't get fuckin smashed up off-road
Rex Luminus (7 months ago)
FPSGHoST808. That's doable. No problem.
Black Berry (2 years ago)
Steven Seagal...................... AHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHHAAHAH I thought he could karate chop twist neck in a blink of an eye using the power of his massive fupa!
tegra2012 (2 years ago)
Steven SEGAL hmmm
Private Account (2 years ago)
"56% of Americans believe gun violence has risen in the last 20 years." I don't care what they believe, the statistics say otherwise.
Lincolnator (1 year ago)
Oh look another mass shooting under Obama.
Private Account (1 year ago)
Oh look at that, both of your comments are gone now. So sad.
Private Account (1 year ago)
And you're obviously a troll.
Eddy Velazquez (2 years ago)
I'm coming here with my Lamborghini to get fully armed
Lincolnator (2 years ago)
Get a Ford GT.
Give My Opinion (2 years ago)
give me the 500 k hell make it one million dollar version.
Saloman A. (2 years ago)
'Our profits are pretty small' YEAH RIGHT!!!
Rex Luminus (7 months ago)
Saloman A. They wouldn't do it for a small profit ! Not everybody is going to his business . That's a false statement too. Dream on.
jeff ghant (2 years ago)
They have a low profit margin per car but since they sell a lot, they are able to make good money.
Reggie Rodriguez (2 years ago)
Of course Steven Seagal is gonna have a reinforced car, he's also packing heat. I just would feel bad for anyone that dares to harm Mr Seagal
Google User (1 month ago)
Reggie Rodriguez Segal is not that important. He needs a truck like this strictly for his ego and a toy.

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