Dartz has announced plans to offer a new Black Snake in China.
Designed to commemorate the "year of the snake," the model is based on the Mercedes GL63 AMG and is the firm's first non-armored vehicle.
In typical Dartz fashion, the Black Snake has a boxy exterior which begs for attention. Once you get past the gold accents and the diamond-encrusted hood ornament, it is interesting to note the truck has an aluminum body which is made using the same "kapsula” technology that was first employed on Joseph Stalin’s armored car.
The S-Class inspired cabin is elegantly appointed with wood trim, shark skin floor mats and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. Buyers can also select from a variety of exotic leathers including snake, crocodile, ostrich and whale penis.
Power is provided by a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that develops 557 HP (410 kW) and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system which enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
While the $1,000,000 (€743,165) price tag is certainly steep, owners will receive 56 grams of Mottra caviar delivered monthly for two years.