Dartz, the Latvia-based company that will be forever remembered for the Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition with its true- and then faux-whale penis leather dressed interior, has returned with an announcement for a new future product.
The firm's new model is named Nagel Dakkar after Russian racing driver Andrew Nagel who the 1912 Monte Carlo Rally.
And since you're surely wondering what B.N.U.D.S. stands for, we will allow Dartz's unedited press release to do the explaining:
Bespoke - as every car will be made specially for You
Noble - as this car will be sold under world one of the oldest car labels
Urban - as will be excellent for city ride - and doesn't matter narrows streets of Monaco, of wide highway in LA.
Desert - car will be bsed on tubular frame and designed by famous SAM - Saxon Automobile Manufactur which is wellknown with their rally car with all perfomance issues
Safety - using titanium tubular farme in new car will be achieved unseen before safety for "civil" cars."
The Latvian company released two different renderings of the Nagel Dakkar, a pencil sketch by its own Alex Isaev and a more professional looking CGI made by German designer Pochwatta.
Dartz says the body and the interior of the SUV will be customizable while the underpinnings will remain the same and include a 650hp Mercedes-Benz AMG 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V8 engine.
Production will start in 2013 with prices for the base model ranging from €250,000 to €300,000 when it comes to Euro notes and $390,000 to $468,000 if you pay in good ol' US dollars – we have no idea why there's a difference between the two currencies.
For more things that don't make much sense, hop over the break to read the rest of the press release from Dartz.
Story References: Dartz via Autoblog.nl
Dartz Press Release:
Attached - scetches from two car designers we are working with - DARTZ stuff designer Alex Isaev (pencil pictures) and German designer Pochwatta.
Our joint team now are in discussion how will look future, and - as we are bespoke car builders - may be it will have different bodies.
That's for sure, as our customers must have choise.
As all we know no ladie will come to party in same dress as other.
But, yes, they always come to this party in same cars.
yes, expensive, yes luxury - but - YES - similar.
DARTZ-SAM car will solve that issue, as on titanium frame we can put on "dress' or car body you want, you choose, you dream.
DARTZ-SAM will world one&only unique car which will mix highest quality of german engeneering and car building traditions with insane russian luxury.
DARTZ-SAM will be favorite car in Your garage - as when you will wake up don't knowing what's your plans for today, you can easy jump in in DARTZ-SAM - you can go off-road, all-road, or any-road.
DARTZ-SAM - car where you can make billions, like in business-pullman, and non-stop go to win rally.
WHY NOT? You work hard - You deserve it!
DARTZ-SAM plans is to get as minimum 1,3% of world luxury SUV market, but that's minimum, DARTZ already get request from Chinese government company which they signed contract at 2011.
As uniting of such out-of-box thinking teams look very promising.
Wealthy people need personalized cars and there are ten's of bespoke sportcars makers - but there are zero bespoke SUV makers.
That make people to buy regular SUV's and invest hundred's of thousands to upgrade them.
But anycase this are just regular cars, with expensive, but regular upgrade.
DARTZ-SAM sales plan on nearest years:
2013 10 units
2014 20 units
2015 40 units
2016 40 units
2017 40 units
Car price is planned Eur 250,000 - 300,000 for base model.
8 cylinder AMG Mercedes V8 Bi-turbo
Performance 650 HP, 850 Nm (626 lb ft)
Top speed 250 km/h
gear double clutch gearbox
Clutch AP Racing
Sinter metallic Differentials Sadev
Titanium tubular frame chassis Base for all the vehicles
Carbon Kevlar chassis Extremely light
Length 4620 mm (4-door / 4920mm)
Width 2000 mm Height 1700 mm (250 mm clearance)
Unloaded weight 1890 kgs / 1990 kgs
Wheel base 2910 mm (4-door / 3210mm)