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Dartz takes a bite out of modesty with over-the-top Black Alligator SUV

Dartz takes a bite out of mode...
Prombron Black Alligator Presidential Edition
Prombron Black Alligator Presidential Edition
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It's not for everyone, but the alligator does provide interesting contrast in the seats
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It's not for everyone, but the alligator does provide interesting contrast in the seats
Dartz Black Alligator seating
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Dartz Black Alligator seating
"Scaly" seat back
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"Scaly" seat back
Dartz reveals the new Prombron Black Alligator
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Dartz reveals the new Prombron Black Alligator
"Scaly" seat back
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"Scaly" seat back
Black Alligator rotating badge
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Black Alligator rotating badge
If you're tired of regular leather-wrapped steering wheel designs, this might be a nice change of pace .. or it might not
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If you're tired of regular leather-wrapped steering wheel designs, this might be a nice change of pace .. or it might not
The "alligator" in Black Alligator
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The "alligator" in Black Alligator
Alligator is matched with 14K gold buttons
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Alligator is matched with 14K gold buttons
Black Alligator steering wheel badge
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Black Alligator steering wheel badge
Gold steering wheel buttons
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Gold steering wheel buttons
Dartz reveals the new Prombron Black Alligator
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Dartz reveals the new Prombron Black Alligator
Black Alligator dash
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Black Alligator dash
An animalistic dashboard design
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An animalistic dashboard design
Dartz Black Alligator
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Dartz Black Alligator
The black box-style key case is an interesting touch
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The black box-style key case is an interesting touch
Dartz Black Alligator key case
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Dartz Black Alligator key case
Dartz Black Alligator key case
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Dartz Black Alligator key case
The flight recorder that the Dartz key box was modeled after
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The flight recorder that the Dartz key box was modeled after
The flight recorder that the Dartz key box was modeled after
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The flight recorder that the Dartz key box was modeled after
Putting the details together
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Putting the details together
Dartz's big, brutal vehicles will be available to drive in a forthcoming mobile game
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Dartz's big, brutal vehicles will be available to drive in a forthcoming mobile game
A Black Alligator package tweaked for the Chinese market: Prombron Golden Eagle Chinese Rooster Year Edition
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A Black Alligator package tweaked for the Chinese market: Prombron Golden Eagle Chinese Rooster Year Edition
Black Alligator key pouch
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Black Alligator key pouch
Dartz even "tunes" the key
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Dartz even "tunes" the key
Dartz Black Alligator key
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Dartz Black Alligator key
Dartz reveals the Prombron Black Alligator 
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Dartz reveals the Prombron Black Alligator 
Prombron Black Alligator Presidential Edition
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Prombron Black Alligator Presidential Edition
Prombron Black Alligator Space Ranger Edition
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Prombron Black Alligator Space Ranger Edition
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'Tis the season to think about ensuring your well-being in a fresh, new year. So why not cocoon yourself in a punishing SUV that looks like a colorful cinder block on wheels? The Prombron Black Alligator is the latest option in Dartz's stable of SUVs so ostentatious even the most shameless of dictators and oligarchs must blush a little when driving in public. The package drenches the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 in carbon, Kevlar, alligator skin, and, for those who need a little protection from the cruel world outside, Kevlar-titanium armor. Also available for buyers: 1,600 hp and a cascade of precious stones.

You might not recognize it under all that sharp-cornered bodywork, but in the belly of the great black 'gator rests the Mercedes-AMG GLS63 and its biturbo V8. Dartz offers engine upgrades in several levels: 760, 850, 1,100 and 1,600 hp. That last option gives the Black Alligator a little more bite than even the 1,500-hp Black Shark.

The exterior, too, is a customer-guided affair, so long as the customer wants "unabashedly extreme and aggressive." Dartz will overhaul the body with either non-armored Kevlar and carbon fiber, or bulletproof Kevlar-coated titanium armor.

From the first images, we see a big, brutal battering ram of a front-end, with modern touches like distinctive daytime running lights. Any sign of the GLS63's original curves have been erased by hard angles and strong, thick lines, the gentle Mercedes grille swallowed by something that looks more like a grate for heavy machinery. "Light" and "subtle" are words that will henceforth never be seen within four paragraphs of the Black Alligator.

If you're tired of regular leather-wrapped steering wheel designs, this might be a nice change of pace .. or it might not
If you're tired of regular leather-wrapped steering wheel designs, this might be a nice change of pace .. or it might not

The interior is where Dartz really gets reptilian, injecting the upholstery with real alligator sourced from beasts hunted down in the wilds of Mississippi. That scaly skin is mixed with exotic wood, diamonds and other opulent materials. Access inside that unique cabin is delivered by a personalized, hand-made key that ships inside a box dressed up like an airplane black box.

Dartz doesn't say how much all this natural and unnatural upgrading will cost, but for the huge majority of folks who can't afford the real thing, there will soon be another option. Dartz plans to launch a mobile game in conjunction with T-Bull, offering players the opportunity to take the wheel of six of Dartz vehicles, including the Black Alligator.

A video game actually seems like a more fitting destination than real streets for this odd-ball SUV package.

Source: Dartz

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2 comments
TErber
Hmmm... proof that no amount of money can compensate for lack of taste...
Martin John Smith
Designed by an 8-year-old for mental 8-year-olds.