Karlmann King Luxury Truck Is Ready To Put The ‘Gold’ In Golden State

California, also known as the ‘Golden State’, is home to some of the most expensive cars in the world. Among them you’ll find plenty of luxury SUVs, such as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes G-Class (in all shapes and sizes) and so on.

Yet, none of those nameplates compare to the Karlmann King, arguably the most bonkers take on the Ford F-550 ever. This luxury armored truck was built by Chinese company IAT and it will set you back at least $2 million.

Go all in with the options list and you could be looking at $3.8 million, which would be enough to land you just about any hypercar on Earth. Of course, a hypercar wouldn’t be able to provide you with such high levels of safety, luxury and comfort.

Slowly but surely

While this truck may not get you where you need to go quickly, it will sure enough get you there safe, thanks to its armored bodywork and massive dimensions. The Karlmann King is 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) wide and weighs no fewer than 6 tonnes (13,227 lbs) – it could probably plow through most obstacles on the road.

Its Ford-sourced 6.8-liter V10 engine is said to produce some 400 HP, which might sound like a lot, but given how much it weighs, it only results in an 87 mph (140 km/h) top speed.

As for when you just want to cruise around and relax, that’s when features such as ambient lighting, its retractable widescreen TV, refrigerator, Nespresso machine and electrically operated pop-out tables come into play.


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