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by David Zalstein

Lamborghini Urus not wild enough? Eterniti Artemis not exclusive enough? Bowler EXR S not extreme enough? Then start saving your pocket money because Russian automaker Dartz has released design sketches and a rendering of its new Dartz Nagel Dakkar all-terrain vehicle – a vehicle, it says, is in a class of its own.

According to Dartz the Nagel Dakkar isn’t just a new model but the first of a new class of cars it refers to as ‘BNUDS’ – Bespoke Noble Urban Desert Safety.

The second car named after Russian rally driver Andrew Nagel – a man Dartz considers its “grandfather” – the Nagel Dakkar sports a 485kW/850Nm Mercedes-Benz-sourced 5.5-litre twin-turbo AMG V8 and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox tied to a titanium tubular frame and carbon Kevlar chassis.

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Good for a top speed of 250km/h, the Nagel Dakkar is planned to be priced around 250,000-300,000 euros ($293,000-$351,000) – for the base model.

Dartz says the car will mix high quality German engineering and car-building traditions with “insane Russian luxury”.

While the images suggest the path Dartz may take, the team behind the ultra-SUV is still in discussions over the final look, with the bespoke car builder saying it might end up with a different body.

In its best broken-English press release, Dartz says it can provide buyers with “[the] car body you want, you choose, you dream – go off-road, all-road, or any-road.”

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Special edition gold Dartz Prombron SUVs, another extreme model, featured in the recent Sacha Baron Cohen movie, The Dictator.




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