Dartz, the Latvian custom special-vehicles manufacturer that builds cars for the world’s most extravagant motorists, has showcased the prototype of its next vehicle called the Prombron Black Alligator. Leo Yankelovich, founder and owner of Dartz, teased the vehicle last year in December by releasing a few images of the front end. The Black Alligator was officially unveiled on July 1st at the Gumball 3000 rally; However, Leo stressed on the fact that it’s still a pre-production prototype and not the real car. Named after a helicopter used by the Russian army, the Black Alligator is based on the Mercedes-AMG GLS63.
Under the hood lies a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8, but the engine has been modified to provide anywhere between 700 and 1600 horsepower depending upon what the buyer wants. The body of the armored car is made out of a combination of Kevlar, carbon fiber and titanium in order to keep weight in check. There is very little information on the interiors, but the cabin features a $30,000 alligator skin steering wheel encrusted with 292 black diamonds and two rubies. The brand also encourages the buyers to closely follow the production process and provide input to ensure that the cars are unique and built according to their taste. The Dartz Black Alligator is available to order now and the pricing has been kept confidential.