By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1

AN ARMOURED off-roader capable of withstanding blasts from ballistic missiles ploughs through a military vehicle testing facility

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Videographer / Director: Paramount Group
Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson
Editor: Kyle Waters

Explosive performance: Marauder's can handle the blast of a land mine

With its six cylinder turbo diesel engine, the Marauder - which is described as the world’s most unstoppable vehicle - can hit speeds of up to 120km per hour on road, and is strong enough to survive a land mine explosion.

The armoured vehicle makes a splash

The military vehicle makes light work of rough terrain, despite weighing up to 18,000kg' when fully kitted-out with protective casing.

The Marauder smashes through a wall

The Paramount Group, who make the vehicle, have received thousands of enquiries from members of the public eager to buy one of the Marauders.

But the company only sells them to governments. 

Red alert: The Marauder makes light work of bricks

Nico de Klerk from the Paramount Group said: "It is a clean sheet design, one of the world's most advanced and modern armoured vehicles, it has very high levels of protection as standard against land mines and ballistic attacks.

Time for reflection: A profile of the armoured vehicle

"Only sovereign governments can purchase the vehicles.

"Also only governments that are approved by the South African government and the UN.

"It is by far the world's most iconic armoured vehicle."

Double trouble: The vehicle can hit speeds of 120km per hour on road

Footage shot at testing facilities in South Africa shows the Marauder smashing through walls and withstanding an explosion from below.

A profile of the Marauder in South Africa

The Marauder is also filmed driving through water and tackling muddy hills.

The vehicle leaves a dust trail

It was originally developed for peacekeeping and reconnaissance missions, and holds a crew of two in the front with space for eight fully equipped troops in the back.

The usual suspects: A line-up of ultra-safe Marauders

The tough and versatile Marauder has become one of the best-known armoured vehicles in the world since its launch in 2007.

Men at work on a Marauder

It was filmed being put through its paces at the Gerotek testing facility outside Pretoria, and the Paramount Group's very own Battle Creek facility near Rustenburg.