The folks at the Russian company Dartz take tuning Mercedes-Benz models to extremes most people would consider impossible. Two of their recent creations include an armored G63 AMG 6×6 in pink camouflage and another one with a portable smoking room. Now, it’s giving the GL-Class some attention, and the result is a dream for those extremely paranoid about their safety.
The Dartz Prombron Black Shark takes it name from a Russian attack helicopter. As the teaser image (above) suggests, it’s packed to the gills with enough armor and security equipment to safely escape a small army. In fact, some of the Black Shark’s features sound like the stuff of science fiction.
The body is reportedly made from bullet resistant Kevlar-titanium, which Dartz claims is “to prevent the use of magnetic mines.” It’s also allegedly available with military tech like a road analyzer, distance explosive detector and signal jammer. If that’s not enough, the door handles disappear into the body and have what the press release calls an “anti-paparazzi shock-device.” Don’t worry about someone breaking in though because a fingerprint and retina scanner is offered, as well.
The interior is just as opulent as the exterior is secure. It includes things like a Bang and Olufssen stereo, champagne holder with sterling silver hand polished flutes, a humidor, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and much more.
The mechanical bits are still somewhat of a mystery. Dartz says buyers can choose from either a V8 or V12 engine with tuning available up to a claimed 1,500 horsepower.
Dartz is only building five Black Sharks and says more information is coming around October 19. Scroll down to read the press release about this super-secure Mercedes.
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