Dartz didn’t make a name for himself by being subtle. Bold style is a common theme with its vehicles, and its latest creation does not deviate from this ethos. The angular, boxy exterior hides a Mercedes GLS underneath, but Dartz’s new model isn’t just about luxury. It’s also armored, if you haven’t noticed because of its dystopian design.
Dartz completely revamps the GLS and changes its name. This is the Prombron Black Alligator MMX Black Tiger Moon Edition. The black and orange color scheme is meant to mimic a tiger’s fur, with the carbon fiber accents serving as a great substitute for the creature’s stripes.
The company has used GBOL technology for vehicle armour, which will be the first application on a civilian vehicle. The technology makes the armored vehicle weigh the same as the original GLS, which is quite an achievement. Dartz doesn’t go into detail about the Prombron Black Alligator MMX’s powertrain beyond that it’s a V8, but he does note that customers will be able to get some extra horsepower from the engine.
The MMX has no visible door handles, but they are there and rigged to deliver an electric shock if the wrong person tries to enter. The armored SUV also lacks side mirrors. Instead, the cameras offer a rear-facing view. To keep prying eyes away, Dartz equips the SUV with a projector and electrochromatic windows that can switch from clear to opaque. They are also bulletproof.
Inside, the Dartz strays from Mercedes luxury and technology for its own flair, which includes replacing some of the displays with analog gauges and an assortment of gold accents and other garish materials like skin. alligator, shark and stingray. If your armored SUV with its electro-shock door handles isn’t enough to keep criminals away, you’ll be pleased to know that Dartz offers several biometric storage devices inside the vehicle for another layer of security. Dartz didn’t provide pricing details, but it won’t be cheap.