Dartz. Keeping it classy as always.
Early last month, Latvian-based automaker Dartz revealed its Hummer H2-based Prombrom Black Stallion, built specifically for an unnamed Hollywood movie being shot somewhere in the EU. All we know about it is that Gorillas were involved. Anyway, Dartz founder and CEO Leonard Yankelovich (just call him Leo) got back in touch with CarBuzz regarding a second Prombrom Black Stallion. Only this time it was ordered by a Czech company called Euphoria Trade for road use. Unlike the Hollywood vehicle, this new one is road legal.
Like the movie car, this latest modified Hummer H2 features the same sharp and angled exterior lines with that angry-looking front grille. The body, once again, is made from carbon fiber and Kevlar and is inspired by the world's first four-engine bomber designed by Igor Sikorsky, an engineer originally from Kiev. In typical Dartz fashion, the interior is beyond insane. Leo tells us there's a mix of exotic wood, alligator, stingray, and Nappa leather upholstery and trim throughout, including the interior roof lining.
There's even a biometric handgun safe located under the alligator skin-covered hand rest. Turns out that's not good enough for the client as Dartz will later install an even larger biometric safe for his AR-15.
Under the hood lies a twin-supercharged 4.0-liter V8 and a 48-volt hybrid superstructure EQ Boost from the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600. All told, it produces 558 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque, though Leo claims output can be increased to 1,000 hp.
Obviously, this is not your typical Hummer H2. Its $300,000 starting price tag reflects that. Leo also made it clear the H2 was not his first choice of vehicle in this case; the Prombrom Black Stallion can also be based on the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class. A Landaulet 6x6 variant is also in the works.
How many examples are planned in total? Three examples will be finished in 2020, one Landaulet 6x6 and two regular variants, though we don't know for sure whether they'll be H2 or G-Class-based. The Landaulet will also be the world's first bulletproof 6x6. We know we're not alone in wondering whether the Dartz Prombrom Black Stallion is road legal in the US. Why shouldn't it be? The Hummer H2 and Mercedes G-Class most certainly are.
And besides, who wouldn't want alligator and stingray leather? If that's not crazy enough for you, then Dartz will be more than happy to come up with something even more outlandish.