Dartz, builder of absolutely wild and rare SUVs, has just announced its latest future product offering. The Russian automaker is promoting a new soon-to-be-built vehicle, called the Nagel Dakkar. According to the company's spectacularly awkward press release, the aggressive beast you see above will define a new class of vehicle; B.N.U.D.S., which stands for Bespoke Noble Urban Desert Safety. How's that for acronyms?
According to the press release, the "Nagel" in Nagel Dakkar comes from Andrew Nagel, a Russian driver who won the 1912 Monte Carlo rally.
Dartz has provided a rendering of the vehicle from German designer Pochwatta, as well as a pair of sketches from designer Alex Isaev. Dartz says that these bodystyles can be modified and customized to the buyers liking.
At the heart of the Dartz is a Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 making 650 horsepower and 626 pound feet of torque. Power is sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox to a capable four-wheel drive system.
According to Dartz, the bodywork will be rendered in carbon Kevlar and the vehicle will ride on a titanium tube frame chassis. It will cost anywhere from $390,000 to $486,000, and Dartz plans on rolling out ten units in 2013, 20 units in 2014, and aims to max out capacity at 40 units per year for the following three years. That would make it one exclusive luxo-ute. Attempt to decipher the Dartz-spec press release for yourself by scrolling below.
Now desiging process is launched and DARTZ-SAM are ready to receive first orders.
This won't be just new car model - will be new class of cars we call it B.N.U.D.S.
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 based 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.
For that moment DARTZ-SAM car model name is NAGEL DAKKAR - this is second car we name after famous Russian Driver Andrew Nagel who not only come first at Monte carlo rally 1912, but also crossed Dakkar desert at deep 1913 on Russobaltique car - DARTZ grandfather.
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)
Video or SAM car perfomance:
DARTZ PROMBRON' Iron.Diamond at Cote d'Azur:
P.S. Feel free to contact me in case of any question!