The Latvians are at it again. Bonkers as usual.
Dartz is unlike any other carmaker. The Latvian company's tagline is "Bulletproof opulence trusted by billionaires, tzars, superstars, generals and dictators since 1869." Sacha Baron Cohen's Admiral General Aladeen character from the movie "The Dictator" had a custom-built, gold-plated Dartz. Going over the top with every imaginable feature is the norm and customers expect nothing less. One, uh, interesting example: whale foreskin leather interior. Couldn't make that up even if we tried.
Our friend and Dartz founder and CEO Leonard Yankelovich, or simply Leo, reached out to us to reveal his latest bonkers project, the Dartz Prombrom Black Stallion.
First thing you need to know is that it's not named after a horse, but rather a Sikorsky helicopter. Unlike previous Dartz creations, the Prombrom Black Stallion is not based on the Mercedes-Benz GLS. Unfortunately, he couldn't tell us what serves as the basis this time around, but it looks very much like a Hummer H2 is lurking underneath all that exterior madness.
The Black Stallion is supposedly a one-off, built specifically for an unnamed Hollywood production set to be filmed somewhere in the EU. Leo refused to elaborate because "they will kill me. Signed a non-disclosure." Leo did send us the included image of a gorilla statue above the front skull emblem as a hint (no, it's not a Godzilla movie). He also sent us a ton of exterior photos plus a few other details he's revealed to no other publication.
But let's examine this thing's styling first. It's wild, full of sharp and angled lines and a front grille that resembles fangs chomping down on something. The body is made of carbon fiber and Kevlar. Look closely and you'll notice a lack of door handles. They're supposedly there but are hidden. Sensors are used instead that only recognize the vehicle's owner.
No interior shots were provided but Leo did reveal a few interesting tidbits. While there's no whale foreskin leather this time around, which drew the ire of animal rights activists, Leo instead opted for stingray and alligator skin.
And speaking of exotic animal skins, they're not limited to the vehicle's interior. Leo explained that the gas tank cap is covered in alligator skin while the wheel caps, featuring the same skull emblem found on the front grille, are wrapped in stingray leather. Why? Because "why the f-ck not??" as Leo so eloquently put it. That human skull emblem is also wearing a pilot's leather cap and goggles, another possible hint regarding the movie the Black Stallion will appear in. Chances are the movie will involve some level of action with car chases and things blowing up.
And when there's violence, there are guns. Leo revealed the Black Stallion features two biometric safes for automatic guns in the trunk. A gasoline-powered engine is under the hood, but we don't know for sure whether or not it's a V8. It probably is, and Leo made clear his disdain for diesels and EVs.
We'll hopefully know more in the near future about the Dartz Prombrom Black Stallion's Hollywood movie debut and whether or not private orders could be taken. Anything, no matter how crazy, is possible from Dartz.