Kim, Kanye Drop $1.5M on Crazy Armored Cars

Anything to keep baby North West safe

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 13, 2013 10:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are leaving nothing to chance when it comes to the safety of baby North. They've ordered two customized armored cars, and are plunking down more than $1.5 million in the process. The bullet- and bomb-proof vehicles were suggested to Kanye by good pal and fellow new dad Jay Z, a source tells the Daily Star. Kanye will drive a Chevrolet Kodiak based on President Obama's "Limo One," while Kim will have a Prombron Iron Diamond.

The military-grade Iron Diamond is designed to weather landmines and even rocket-propelled grenades, just in case Kim should be traveling through a war zone with her child. (One model of the SUV also features upholstery made from whale foreskins.) "Kanye is fully aware that his new family is so high-profile they attract the attention of weirdos and psychopaths. He aims to leave nothing to chance," says the source. That means both he and Kim will also travel with two bodyguards at all times ... and Kanye is even considering hiring body doubles who would walk around carrying a baby doll to fool potential kidnappers. (Another way in which Kimye may be following in Jay/Bey's footsteps: They're not planning to sell baby pictures of North, TMZ reported yesterday.)

This Dec. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Kanye West, left, talks to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks in Miami.
This Dec. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Kanye West, left, talks to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks in Miami.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, file)
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