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Old 12th May 2011, 15:19   #1
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Default World Most Expensive Armored Car! Dartz Prombron Nagel

Here is a Armored Car from Russia, the "Dartz Prombron Nagel " which cost about 2M Euros!

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The formerly Russian and now the Latvian Riga-based company Dartz Prombron has teamed up with gray design from Sweden. Long the 5.30 and 2.20 wide Super slide 2012 will come on the market. Dartz Prombron on vehicle armor is specialized, also the nail is designed to provide maximum protection to passengers. The manufacturer promises fast performance: because the drive strong Monster engine to provide a 2,000 PS, where it's a tuned V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette. The target speed is 250 km/h.
Courtesy: Dartz Prombron: 250 km/h im Panzer-Nagel - Yahoo! Autos
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Just a thought: The outside appearance of armoured cars are usually required to be discrete so that it can easily blend into the cars/vehicles on the road. This car looks good but also sticks out like a sore-thumb. IMO it makes it an easily identifiable target.

The US Armed Forces used to rely on old Mercedez Benz cars (5-10 year old) which were recently armored whenever they travelled outside the greenzone in Baghdad, Iraq. The primary reason being there were already so may old Mercedez Benz on Iraqi streets that no one would bother noticing one.

Like the concept of an armoured speed boat though
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Perhaps the outer shape and the cuts/ wedges etc., are to enable the car go into stealth mode. and avoid radar detection..
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Just a thought: The outside appearance of armoured cars are usually required to be discrete so that it can easily blend into the cars/vehicles on the road. This car looks good but also sticks out like a sore-thumb. IMO it makes it an easily identifiable target.
I don't know...may be the Dartz approch is "Different but still safe". i guess it is for those who wants to show off and be safe without being inside a tank!..anyway that's what i would be doing if i had the chance to buy it!
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Perhaps the outer shape and the cuts/ wedges etc., are to enable the car go into stealth mode. and avoid radar detection..
it seems so. because with those 2000 PS it surely can fly.
from front it looks quite aerodynamic though or isn't it?
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The car look downright ugly IMHO.
Whats the point of flaunting the armor and thus attracting attention?


@smsrini: I agree on the stealth mode part . Perhaps.
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Seems like Swat Kats inspired car, though there would be doubts about it "Flying Low" !
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Also the ground clearance is a bit odd. Maybe I am used to see super cars hugging the road.

And surely it will attract attention like anything.
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for that kind of money, i'd rather buy a house and a Knight XV.
relatively cheap at about 400,000 USD.
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Just a thought: The outside appearance of armoured cars are usually required to be discrete so that it can easily blend into the cars/vehicles on the road. This car looks good but also sticks out like a sore-thumb. IMO it makes it an easily identifiable target.

The US Armed Forces used to rely on old Mercedez Benz cars (5-10 year old) which were recently armored whenever they travelled outside the greenzone in Baghdad, Iraq. The primary reason being there were already so may old Mercedez Benz on Iraqi streets that no one would bother noticing one.

True. So is the case with armored Range Rovers or armored BMWs for that matter! I guess, Dartz wants to sell the concept of "armored" than being anything else as that would be something different to penetrate the sports car market?

Also, we never know, they might just come up with the idea of stealth as well !!!
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for that kind of money, i'd rather buy a house and a Knight XV.
relatively cheap at about 400,000 USD.
Is this another Darts creation? It sure look like one...a Hummer competitor.
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Is this another Darts creation? It sure look like one...a Hummer competitor.
nope.
this is canadian.
hummer competitor?
it looks it could eat a couple of them!!
Look for TGs news piece they idi for this.
apparently "it can withstand gunfire for 24 hours"
"its a car, why would you stay in one spot for 24 hours, you can drive away!"

amazing thing!
http://conquestvehicles.com/knight-xv.html

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nope.
this is canadian.
hummer competitor?
it looks it could eat a couple of them!!
Look for TGs news piece they idi for this.
apparently "it can withstand gunfire for 24 hours"
"its a car, why would you stay in one spot for 24 hours, you can drive away!"

amazing thing!
Conquest Vehicles | Knight XV
It looks similar to Darts Kombat.

DARTZ.KOMBAT vs HUMMER / window film safety security equipment armored car manufacturer
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I think given the price tag, this is for the super rich Russians to travel in a super corrupt Russia.

Inconspicuousness is useless because anybody trageting a particular rich Russian guy will plan and will be easily able to figure out which old mercedes is varrying the guy.

Also angled surfaces on the outside will provide much better armoured protection than the standard vertical and horizontal surfaces on other vehicles.

Tanks don't look cute - but they do the job.
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Mileage kya hai?

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