I don’t know many cars that invite the kind fear that comes with seeing a Dartz Prombron barreling toward you in your rearview mirror. Lest we all forget, the Promboron is the all-conquering, military grade assault vehicle from the demented minds of Latvian manufacturer Dartz. On its own, the Prombron is already going to make your stomach quiver. But Dartz just had to create a special edition Black Shark "Spy Grey" model that’s as frightening as its name implies.
The model itself is based on a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. That’s a good thing because we won’t have to assume that it’s actually from another world entirely. But being based on the GL-Class is the only thing ‘ordinary’ about the Prombron Black Shark ‘Spy Grey’.
Everything about it speaks to the level of lunacy Dartz tries to share to the world. It’s got enough military-grade features to become an assault vehicle in its own right. It’s got a 6.0-liter, V-12 engine that’s been tuned to produce ungodly amounts of power. Heck, it even has electrochromatic privacy windows that I don’t even know how to properly encapsulate without getting little tinges in my arms.
In essence, the Dartz Prombron Black Shark is the car we all dream of owning. There’s nothing exotic about the Prombron Black Shark other than the fact that owning one will put you in the same class as fictional dictators from the fictional country of Wadiya.
Hardly the company to be proud of, but if it means sharing in the joys of the Prombron, none of that should even matter.
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The market for armored cars isn’t as prevalent as some of its contemporaries so it’s no secret that of the few automakers that provide this kind of high-security service, one of our favorites is Dartz.
These guys have a long history of building some of the most unique armored cars you’ll ever come across, and their latest offering strikes those same very chords. Limited only to the Chinese market, the Prombron Black Dragon is as imposing and intimidating as its name sounds.
Similar to what Rolls-Royce did when it built the Year of the Dragon Phantom, the Prombron Black Dragon is being built as an homage to the Chinese calendar. As you can expect from Dartz, these guys know how to bling their vehicles like nobody’s business and the Prombron Black Dragon, with all the scattered diamonds, rubies, and gold motifs, is yet another sparkling example of Dartz’s affinity for fancy customizations.
In addition to all the bling, the Prombron Black Dragon also features a 3+1 door configuration, an additional 23" in length to provide more legroom, satellite television, mobile WiFi, a 42" LCD monitor, and electrochromic glass just in case you’re going to need some privacy.
According to Dartz, only 12 models of the Prombron Black Dragon are expected to be built with one model expected to fetch a ridiculous price tag of $7 million.
Hey, if you wanna roll around town in a diamond-studded, armored SUV, you better have that kind of moolah to pony up.
Jay-Z is known to be a car addict, even though he’s trashed luxury cars in the past, but the latest vehicle on his wish list is more for protection than luxury or sport. The well-known rapper is in the market for an armored Dartz Prombron, not to protect him against the onslaught of fans that undoubtedly shower him with attention on a daily basis, but more than likely to protect his bootylicious wife, Beyonce, and their unborn child.
The Prombron is an armored SUV created by eccentric Latvian car maker Dartz that offers protection against AK-47s and rocket launchers. We sure hope Jay-Z isn’t letting his family get anywhere near this kind of danger, but it looks like the expectant dad is leaving no stone unturned in protecting his family. This vehicle offers multiple protection levels and, for aesthetics, a range of interior and exterior trims.
A standard Prombron comes with ten interior treatments, including a choice of snake, crocodile, whale, skat, chameleon, or elephant skins, and different "standard" carbon fiber or matte trims. The car is equipped with eight cameras and comes void of a door behind the driver.
Safety is obviously a big concern for the rapper, but we’d protect our families in the same fashion if we could, and we don’t have millions of adoring fans crowding us or our spouses.
The first episode of Top Gear Season 17 is set to be aired on June 26, but for all of those fans that cannot wait another moment to see the Top Gear UK trio at work, BBC has been kind enough to release a teaser trailer of what to expect.
The trailer will refuel your Top Gear obsession by showing clips of Jeremy Clarkson driving the McLaren MP4-12C, James May riding around in the Mini WRC racing car, and Richard Hammond cruising in the Dartz Prombron through city streets. A Porsche Boxster, a Citroën DS3 Racing, and an Abarth 500C will also be making their appearances, plus a short trip to Monte Carlo will help to wrap things up.
We may still have to wait 11 days for the full episode to grace our television screens, but this teaser trailer just cements the fact that Top Gear 17 is starting and will be better than ever.
If there ever were two off-the-wall companies that we wanted to get to work together, it would be the people from Dartz and Gray Design. Known for their peculiarities as much as for their penchant for unbridled luxury, both Dartz and Gray Design have become favorites of ours in their own uproarious way. So imagine our surprise when we found out that the two have announced the release of the Dartz Prombron Nagel, the world’s first armored sportback SUV that is capable of pulling yachts.
The Nagel is actually named after one Andrey Nagel who, together with Vadim Mikhaloff, drove a C24/55 Monaco RussoBalt sports car at the Monte Carlo Rally back in 1911. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Prombron Nagel was named after the legendary racer on the 100th anniversary of his Monte Carlo Rally victory. The car was designed by Gray Design’s very own Eduard Gray who used the platform of the Dartz Prombron and, with the help of the world’s safest KAPSULA technology, made it up to 15 meters in length and capable of pulling as much as five tons. In terms of design, it’s everything we thought it would look like if Dartz and Gray Design teamed up for a project, which means that it looks completely out-of-the-ordinary with odd angles, strange contours, and plenty of bulletproofing to go around. Performance numbers aren’t out yet, but word has it that underneath that hood, the Nagel will pack 2,000 horsepower with a projected top speed of 155 mph. Top speed seems kind of low so hopefully we will be pleasantly surprised when the figures are released.
From the minds of two companies that are far from conventional, the Dartz Prombron Nagel is the personification of an armor-carrying, 2,000-horsepower monster. Heck, it even looks the part.
Even in their press releases, you can tell that the people over at Dartz have a way of catching your attention. According to these guys, recent trends have shown that more and more ladies have paid closer attention to driving big cars. Armed with this nugget of wisdom, the tuning company that specializes in armored vehicles has built the perfect SUV for the ladies: the Prombron Iron Diamond.
A three-door, bulletproof monstorosity of an SUV, the Prombron Iron Diamond was built to cater to women that have a penchant for driving the biggest, baddest, and meanest set of wheels they can get their hands on. And if you’re to believe Dartz, it doesn’t get any bigger and meaner than the Prombron Iron Diamond.
In addition to it being bulletproof, the Prombron Iron Diamond also comes with ten interior treatments, including a choice of snake, crocodile, whale, skat, chameleon, or elephant skins. If animals aren’t your fancy, Dartz can also outfit the interior in the more ‘standard’ carbon fiber or matte trims. It also has eight cameras to help the ladies in their parking difficulties, as well as the noticeable absence of a door behind the driver to keep hardened crooks from getting inside the SUV.
While it’s hard to keep a straight face from all these descriptions, Dartz is quick to mention that the model that appeared at the Top Marques Monaco has been spoken for by a daughter of the Kazakh royal family, Princess Regina Abdurazakova from Kazakhstan.
Single ladies looking to ride to town in style should definitely hook themselves up with a Prombron Iron Diamond. At the very least, that chameleon-skin interior is a great conversation-starter.