It’s rare to hear of a vehicle more opulent than the million-dollar plus Dartz Prombron, but leave it to the brand to outdo its old status quo.
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Final Bespoke Slant Nose Porsche 911
It’s the second day of AutoGuide’s Dream Car Garage list. This time News Editor Luke Vandezande compiled his list of the 10 cars, a word used loosely at points, that he would pick if money weren’t a factor.
Bespoke programs are wildly popular in the high-end car market, but this one-off from Porsche is probably one of the most interesting 911s to come from the Porsche factory.
There isn’t another one like it. From the leather-backed gauges to the adjustable boost meter and limited slip differential and a six-speed manual transmission, this is what every Porsche product of the time should have been.
Dartz, the Russian vehicle maker that specializes in armored SUVs, released a teaser of what its working on next: the Nagel Dakkar, named after the famous Russian driver Andrew Nagel.
If a special vehicles automaker wanted to build a bespoke automobile specifically for China’s wealthiest, it would adorn the automobile with every imaginable luxury appointment and would dedicate its masterpiece after the Year of the Dragon.
In Chinese culture, the dragon represents power, prosperity, and good fortune. Earlier this year, Rolls Royce took this opportunity to offer the elite ‘Year of the Dragon’ Phantom for $1.2 million. Aston Martin also celebrated Chinese New Year with special “Dragon88″ offerings for its Vantage S, Virage, and DBS models, exclusively for the Chinese Market.
Dartz decided to follow suit by introducing a Dragon of its own. The Latvian premium armored vehicle company announced 12 Dartz Prombron Black Dragon edition SUVs for a cosmic sum of $7 million dollars each. What should one expect to receive from a vehicle that’s priced to compete with a 4 bedroom luxury apartment in New York City?
The Dartz Prombron Black Dragon not only receives all the standard armor specifications, but also features a golden Dartz logo encrusted with diamonds and rubies as well as extravagant wheels with inlaid gold machine-gun bullets and dragon designs. For its interior, passengers will enjoy a 42-inch TV, an electrochromic roof, and piano-black flooring. Finally, the special Prombron offers a wheelbase stretched by approximately another two feet. Surprisingly, the $7 million price tag does not entail a dragon penis upholstery package, mythical creatures are harder to find than the whale penis used in previous Prombrons.
Chassis and powertrain comes from GM, with a choice of either a diesel or gasoline V8.
GALLERY: Dartz Prombon Black Dragon
Check out the video of the ridiculous rolling luxury bank vault below:
Russian armored vehicle company Dartz claims its ultra-safe Prombron Iron Diamond SUV is perfectly suited for women. It now seems, however, that what they meant to say is that it’s perfect for women to pose with in revealing outfits.
At least that’s the message we’re getting from the company’s latest YouTube video, which includes a PlayBoy bunny and some RussoBaltique Vodka.
You can watch the video after the jump, but consider yourself warned – it’s a little risqué for some offices. Still, this is hardly the most shocking thing Dartz has done. This is the same company that once offered a what penis interior.
Watch the video after the jump:
Dartz FR is taking the world by storm with their amazing wrap jobs, with their recent chrome red Bugatti Veyron catching our eye. This time around, they’ve taken a Ferrari F430 and wrapped the entire exterior with black leather vinyl.
Yep, forget matte black, this 4.3L V8-equipped Italian exotic now roams the streets garnering plenty of looks and stares thanks to its unique finish. The F430 project was a collaboration between Dartz FR and MS Motors, one of their partners in car sales and custom parts.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen leather-wrapped cars, having spotted this leather-wrapped BMW X6 in the past. We’re certain it won’t be the last either, but we’re curious as to when (not if) this “craze” will hit the Stateside and how popular it’ll become.
[Source: GT Spirit]
GALLERY: Dartz Leather Wrapped Ferrari F430
It might not be as fancy as the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc, but Dartz out in Cannes, France has done their own fancy version of a Veyron. Apparently this Veyron has been all over, getting tuned by TAM Auto Engineering in Dubai before it was shipped over to France where Dartz outfitted it with a full red chrome wrap – which might be the first of its color and kind – some wheels, and interior upgrades.
We can’t imagine what this Veyron looks like in person, but we’re guessing it’s even more blingy in real life.
Check out a video of the red chrome Bugatti revealing itself to the world after the break.
Ladies, don’t you hate it when you show up to your kid’s soccer game in the same SUV that all the other moms are driving? And are you tired of always being shot at as you run your daily errands? Dartz has heard your concerns and has come up with a solution – the Prombron Iron Diamond.
This SUV, which in this case stands for Safety Urban Vehicle, was created with women in mind. A three-door, bullet proof, car-pooling machine, the Prombron comes available in ten possible interior treatments including “skat” and you can rest assured that no one else will be pulling into Chuck E. Cheese’s parking lot in this beauty. The proud owner of the Prombron pictured above is a Kazakh heiress, so unless you run in the same social circles as her, we’d say it’s a safe bet that you’ll stand out at the next PTA meeting.
Red Sea Distribution, an Indiana based importing firm, is bringing two European oddities to North America. The Zenvo ST1 is a $1.25 million sports coupe with a twin-turbo, mid-mounted 7.0L Corvette V8 that makes 1,104 horsepower and hits 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Only 15 will be made, so act fast.
Readers of this blog will be doubtlessly more familiar with the Dartz Kombat, the belligerent Russian uber-SUV that only costs $225,000. While the whale penis skin has been phased out, you can still get all kinds of bulletproofing, just in case you ever become as wealthy and important as one of Dartz’s home country oligarch consumers.
[Source: Red Sea Distribution]
Dartz, the Russian custom car shop that famously outfit their Prombron SUV in leather made from whale penis, have taken their animal skin fixation to the next level, but wrapping a Bentley Continental GT in some kind of white snakeskin material.
Dartz’s promotional materials are written in barely decipherable Borat-like English at the best of times, but this Bentley is absolutely devoid of any text, so we’re going to assume that a wealthy Russian oligarch decided to pay tribute to his favorite 1980′s hair-metal band by wrapping it in a snakeskin pattern the color of acid-washed jeans.
Gallery: Dartz Bentley Continental GT
A couple decades after the fall of Communism, Russian firm Dartz is set to make the most conspicuous, ostentatious and absurd vehicle to ever hit the road. The Dartz Prombron Car With The Golden Wheels (yes, that is the name of the car) really does feature gold wheels (as in, gold plated, not gold colored) with 50 caliber bullets used as the design for the wheel spokes. It also comes with a gold window tint applied at a former Soviet space-equipment factory. The seats are a lowly vinyl, but they are the same snakeskin pattern used by former Russian President Boris Yeltsin in his executive jet. And as a homage to James Bond, the car will come with a solid gold Mauser handgun with solid gold ammunition.
No official specs or pricing has been released, but you can bet it will be expensive. The Dartz Promborn presents a pretty good case for central planning and state control of natural resources. Even the most ardently hedonist would be hard-pressed to justify such profligacy.