Russian President Vladimir Putin travels around Moscow cocooned in a seven-tonne armoured car that can resist bomb and chemical weapons attacks, it has been revealed.
The giant Aurus Kortezh limousine has run-flat tyres, night-vision cameras, 6cm reinforced glass, an air compression system to protect against gas attacks, armour plating and an emergency exit through the boot.
It also recognises road signs and limits its speed. And when faced with inescapable collision, the Aurus can automatically move the passenger seats to a safer position, tighten all the seat belts and then close all the doors and windows.
The $1.7 million vehicle has a 4.4-litre V8 engine and is 7m long.
It was built for the famously…