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Worst vehicle ever?

Posted by Christopher Shea  October 27, 2009 03:29 PM

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Subtlety in motion: the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition

Feel like showing up that neighbor who rubs his eco-conscientiousness in your face with that smart-ass, wedge-like Prius, yet also feel that the Hummer is 1) showing its age; 2) watered down by smaller, plebeian iterations like the H3; and 3) somewhat less manly after the shift in ownership to an obscure Chinese company? If so, your vehicle may have arrived.

A Russian armored-car builder, Dartz, has announced a four-ton, four-wheel-drive armored vehicle that can withstand a grenade-launcher attack yet does not sacrifice luxury in the persuit of security. The truck's bullet-proof windows are gold-plated, its exhaust pipes fashioned of tungsten, the gauges encrusted with diamonds and other jewels.

In the pièce de resistance (or something), the seats of the Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition will be covered with what the company describes as "whale-penis leather." According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Dartz web site boasts that this is the same material that Aristotle Onassis used to cover the barstools in his yacht Christina O.

The company supposedly plans to introduce the $1.6 million vehicle at a luxury-auto show in Monaco next year. No word on whether it is headed for the U.S. market, or on gas mileage, but buyers will get three bottles of very expensive vodka, gratis.

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1 comments so far...
  1. Get that nut from Whale Wars after these people. ;)

    Posted by Stephanie October 30, 09 08:38 PM
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