• Aug 1, 2012

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?

Dartz promises this class of vehicle will be more exclusive than a Lamborghini Urus, and more capable than one of Bowler's Land Rover-based ground-pounders.

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.

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At Top Marques Monaco 2012 was signed MOU between DARTZ MOTORZ COMPANY, Inc owner Leonard F. Yankelovich - www.dartz.us and Saxon Automobile Manufactur owner Sven Knorr www.sam-mercedes.de. about new car designing and manufacturing.
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.

Or

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.

$390,000-$468,000

car specifications:


Engine
8 cylinder AMG Mercedes V8 Bi-turbo
Capacity 5.5L
Performance 650 HP, 850 Nm (626 lb ft)
Top speed 250 km/h

Drive train
Gearbox 7
gear double clutch gearbox
Clutch AP Racing
Sinter metallic Differentials Sadev

Body
Titanium tubular frame chassis Base for all the vehicles
Carbon Kevlar chassis Extremely light

Dimensions
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:

http://youtu.be/kud7KSSfV-g

DARTZ PROMBRON' Iron.Diamond at Cote d'Azur:
http://youtu.be/XZ529hPOw9k

Best regards,
Leonard
P.S. Feel free to contact me in case of any question!


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  • 18 Comments
      Irony
      • 2 Years Ago
      "there are ten's of bespoke sportcars makers - but there are zero bespoke SUV makers. That make people to buy regular SUV's" "But anycase this are just regular cars" Lol. I haz to laugh at the russians.
      The Calligrapher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fake information again. Dartz is a Latvian automaker. Still living in the 80's? Lativa is a NATO member.
      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      My god, who is their designer? Those two sketches look like they were done by a high school student.
        A_Guy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        I downvoted you 'cuz I thought you were talking about the image in the headline, but then I saw the sketches. MY GAWD. Terrible. I tried to upvote you afterwards, but their system doesn't allow for that kind of craziness.
          MotionDesigner
          • 2 Years Ago
          @A_Guy
          No worries. Today's technology can't keep up with that type of craziness. I understand.
        maxximtl
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        That's what I was wondering. It looks like someone wasn't paying attention during social studies.
          MotionDesigner
          • 2 Years Ago
          @maxximtl
          You guys who downvoted maxximtl (and upvoted The Wasp) obviously didn't get his comment.
          The Wasp
          • 2 Years Ago
          @maxximtl
          Do social studies normally play a role in automotive design?
      slingshot80
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly, ugly, ugly.
      futuramautoblog
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course it will be more exclusive than Lambo Urus, since no one will be buying this junk!
      TrippulG3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a Michael Bay-designed Lancia Stratos... but for some reason, I kinda like it.
        MotionDesigner
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TrippulG3
        Please, for all that is holy in the name of automobiles, don't put "Michael Bay" and "Lancia Stratos" in the same sentence.
      yesaninsider
      • 2 Years Ago
      That 'car' makes me want to punch kittens. So ugly it's angering. I'll eat my hat if it gets built...and looks anything like that 8yr old's 'rendering'.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks pretty good actually.
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 2 Years Ago
      say what you want about this thing but I can't stop saying BNUDS in my head over and over again. Then I think about the ways to rearrange the letters to make it funnier.
      Jarod Forney
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those wheels were taken right off of a 1993 pontiac grand am GT.
      yuppiescum
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why don't they just cut to the chase and name it the douchemobile?
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