Dartz is a Latvian company that is deeply routed in history. It is the world’s oldest armored car brand. The Armored manufacturer was started in Riga, RBVZ in 1908. The vehicles were manufactured under the RussoBalt brand. The very first serial car left the factory in 1909. Between 1911-1912 RussoBalt, which was specially named RussoBaltique became a winner in the Monte Carlo Rally. Russo Balt was awarded by HSH Monaco Prince Louis and, after coming back home, he got St.Anna order from Russian Tzar Nikolai II. In 1912 Russo Balt introduced the world’s first armored SUV, presented it to Russian Tzar Nikolai II, and became the official supplier for the Russian Tzar Army.
In 2009 both cars PROMBRON (ex.RussoBaltique) and DARTZ.KOMBAT were presented to HSH Monaco Prince Albert II at Top Marques Monaco 2009 show. A specially made Monaco 100 Edition was made for the show, which quickly became show stopper and head turner. After the success of the 2009 Top Marques Monaco, DARTZ began scaling up the luxury armored suv’s, which promised to be world’s most luxurious and safest armored suv’s. The cars are not only made by unique armoring technology which was created for soviet tanks, but they are also equipped with the most lavish of interiors and finishes. For the special Monaco 100 Edition customers also received a diamond-ruby encrusted key and three natural silver bottles plated with natural gold of RussoBaltique Vodka Drink Edition.
DartzKombat is the car equipped with 7-cm-thick bullet-proof coating. Therefore, there is no surprise that DartzKombat weighs close to 3 tons. Energy is supplied by a 4-cylinder engine block with 8.0 liter capacity and producing the output of 456 horsepower. According to Dartz, that power enables Kombat to reach a maximum speed of 240 km / h.
Prombron has also created the L4P Ladies, it is the only armored SUV created for women by Dartz. It has 999hp with 3 doors (2 front, 1 passenger), 8 cameras video system, Telefunken-Leibowitz car audio-video-tv system, and white Gold Eagle badge. New owners also receive 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of the rarest sustainable RussoBaltique Caviar and the world’s most expensive RussoBaltiqe vodka. These cars will be limited worldwide to only 10.
The company recently decided to cater for the Chinese. In cooperation with Dartz and the Chinese Automobile Trading Company, this is the first vehicle the collaboration has come up with. It features matte black paint for the ultimate night camouflage, and various super heavy-duty protection aspects. The exhaust, for instance, is made of tungsten as are the badges and gauges. The Dartz also has bullet-proof windows all round, bullet-proof 22-inch wheels and plenty of Kevlar coating around the exterior. Interestingly, the Dartz Prombron Black Russian China Edition comes with a Rogue Acoustic audio system.
DartzKombat will be featured at this years first Top Marque Macau and will be it’s second outing in China since it’s officially unveiling earlier this year at the Qingdao exhibition.