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 |  Dec 27 2011, 2:45 PM

Many expectant parents prepare for the birth of their child by buying an SUV. So what’s rapper Jay-Z looking to buy to transport his little bundle of joy? An amored Dartz Prombron.

Built to withstand AK-47s, rocket launchers, screaming fans and pushy paparazzi, the Dartz is an amored SUV that offers plenty of protection. It even comes with a few stylish choices that make it feel less like a tank and more like a family vehicle.

The Dartz Prombron comes with ten interior treatments, which include snake, crocodile, whale, chameleon, or elephant skin, as well as a variety of carbon fiber or matte trims. To see everything around you, the Prombron comes equipped with eight cameras – so you can see impending missile strikes or photographers getting ready to take a shot.

Do you think Jay-Z is going a little overboard protecting his growing family or is he justified shopping for an amored SUV? Let us know in the comments section below.

[Source: Top Speed]


 |  May 10 2011, 3:31 PM

One of the wildest car companies on the planet at the moment has got to be Dartz Prombron. This Russian automaker has made quite a few headlines with their over-the-top SUV’s featuring such optional extras such as diamonds and whale penis upholstery (how did they even find a supplier for that!).

Now they have teamed up with Grey Design (no, we haven’t heard of them either) to create an armored sportback called the Nagel. The model is named after Andrey Nagel who won the Monte Carlo rally in 1911. This special edition vehicle is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of that win. Nagel, an editor in chief of Avtomobil magazine was the first Russian to win this event and is still seen as a national hero.

The vehicle bearing his name is designed to pull yachts, and if the company’s claim of 2000-hp is to be believed, it won’t have any issue pulling a boat.

No date has been announced when the first Nagel will hit the parking lot of a marina.

 |  May 04 2010, 3:33 PM


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.

[Source: Dartz]