Knight XV SUV Gets 60 New Upgrades For A Better Apocalypse

We have to admit, the Ecoroamer is nice as far apocalypse-proof cars go. However, it is a little too big for comfort. What if that giant asteroid crashes while you're driving to the office on your everyday car? The solution, of course, is to buy a worst-scenario vehicle that's only marginally over-armored for clocking in at your cushy accounting job every morning.

You know, a ride like the Knight XV, a burly and rugged tank of an SUV that's bound to make Hummer-toting motorists who park next to you put down their heads in shame. When it was first unveiled two years ago, it was already awesome. Now that manufacturer Conquest Vehicles announced they are adding over 60 new upgrades and options, it gets even better.

Not that it's a ride Mad Max fans would shun in the first place. Sitting under the hood is a 6.8-liter V10 engine that can run on both regular diesel and biofuel. It puts out 400 horses, with 498 lb-ft of torque. Security features include multiple layers of armor, electrostatic window tinting to keep people guessing who's hiding behind all that steel, a built-in oxygen survival kit, an under-vehicle magnetic attachment detection system and blast protection to keep bombs and IEDs away. Standard luxury fare consists of ultra-suede seats, hand-crafted billet-aluminum and a leather steering wheel, among others. As for new upgrades, set includes an optional turbo kit, high-performance brake system (with 15.5-inch rotors and 12-pot calipers), right-hand drive conversion, carbon-fiber instrument panels, a multi-link air-ride suspension system and more.

We're not sure how much the Knight XV costs, but we assume it would damage you a pretty hefty sum. You can learn more about it from the Conquest Vehicles website.

[Conquest Vehicles via Truck Trend]