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McLaren helped design British Foxhound armoured vehicle [video]

McLaren played a role in developing a $1.4 million armoured vehicle for British troops to use in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The Sun newspaper said the British formula one team, as well as BMW and world rally engineers, helped with the design of the new Foxhound truck, which arrived in Afghanistan last week.

The Foxhound has a top speed of 113kph, a V-shaped bottom to deflect bomb blasts, can be driven even with a missing wheel, and can have an engine replaced in just half an hour.

"This government has spent 270 million pounds on 300 of these high-tech, British-built vehicles to help keep our troops properly protected," said British defence secretary Philip Hammond.

 

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 Aesthetics Aesthetics
religious motorsport fanboys wont be impressed haha
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June 22, 2012 9:52 am
 NYyanks NYyanks
it's cool, but was it really THAT necessary to bring McLaren in to design a military vehicle exterior? probably not.....
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June 21, 2012 10:26 am
 inlinesix inlinesix
I was expecting to see Lewis and Jensen driving around in those with sunny smiles and talking about how awesome it is.
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June 21, 2012 10:18 am
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
looks kind of top heavy
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June 21, 2012 10:01 am
 henaz henaz
The video is comical.
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June 21, 2012 9:49 am