Dartz Teases 1,500 HP Mercedes GL-Based SUV

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Latvian coachbuilder Dartz is teasing a new product based on the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV.

The company known for offering classy interior upholstery selections including whale penis (yes, whale penis) seats is back at it again. This time, they plan to offer a new utility vehicle called the Black Shark, named after the Russian attack helicopter. Dartz plans to announce complete details for the Black Shark on October 19 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of a Russian infantry division.

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Powertrains are being sourced from Mercedes-Benz in both V8 and V12 form and the company says the Black Shark will boast up to 1,500 hp. Along with the actual vehicle, customers will also get two Vertu luxury smartphones that work in conjunction with the car to offer extras like the ability to book a private airplane in two taps and access to Vertu’s concierge service.

All models come with standard bulletproofing and electrochromic windows that can switch between being transparent and opaque. It also has an electric shock device to stave off peasants paparazzi and is built to withstand mine blasts. It also offers a biometric security system that uses retina and fingerprint scanners.

Pricing hasn’t been announced for the Black Shark, but you can count on it numbering in the millions.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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