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J.R. Smith Buys $450,000 Armored Vehicle From “Fast Five” Movie

Gurkha F5 (photo. Terradyne Inc.)

Gurkha F5 (photo. Terradyne Inc.)

The 2012-13 Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith signed a three-year $18 million contract (originally reported as a four-year $24 million deal) to remain with the New York Knicks this summer. Now we know of at least one purchase since the new deal.

Page Six reports that Smith showed up at Meatpacking District restaurant Catch on Thursday night behind the wheel of a Gurkha F5 Armored Vehicle. Made by Toronto’s Terradyne Armored Vehicles for the military and police, the Post says the armored truck costs $450,000.

If the souped up Gurkha F5 looks familiar, perhaps you’re thinking of it’s appearance in Fast Five.

We’re only 50 percent sure the Fast Five connection is why J.R. made the purchase.

[Page Six; pic via Terradyne Inc.]

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  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Defensive driving? ;) He made the dough so he can spend on anything he wants to buy. As for me, less armor more speed.

    RB