World’s Fastest Armored Car Tested on ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’

Jay Leno recently played the role of East Coast wise-guy on his CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage. The segment involved Leno driving AddArmor’s APR-tuned Audi RS7 to evade a staged attack from Joe Vega, AddArmor’s VP of Research & Development and a former U.S. Special Mission Unit Operator. Jay demonstrated the Audi’s on-board smokescreen capability, drone-denial frequency-jamming and other military-bred technology to illustrate various modern ways a vehicle can be used tactically.

The show’s set-up involved Jay fending off a pursuit and potential attack using the AddArmor Audi’s taser-like shock handles and pepper-spray dispensers. Jay then asked the AddArmor team about high-tech armoring for civilian vehicles. “The idea behind adding armor is to create a mobile saferoom that protects its passengers from any type of attack and provides peace of mind that cannot be achieved in an unarmored vehicle,” AddArmor CEO and former Special Forces Mission Unit Commander Pete Blaber explained to Leno.

AddArmor President Jeff Engen, a former law-enforcement officer, added, “We wanted to show that our armor is so light that we can get this car up to nearly 200 miles per hour. Our lightweight armor is a big differentiator from a lot of our competitors using steel.”

Engen then demonstrated the B4-level armoring by shooting four rounds from a 9mm handgun into the Audi’s ballistic glass.

To view the show (Episode 501), please visit

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