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If you thought Hummers were politically incorrect, just wait until you see the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition SUV from Latvia’s Dartz. Costing upwards of $1,450,000, the highly-modified SUV features exclusive materials such as whale penis leather for the seats, gold plating for the window surrounds, gauges encrusted with diamonds and rubies, and an exhaust system made from tungsten.
The whale penis leather, incidentally, is the same as that used by Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis on the yacht Christina O.
Other features include Kevlar coating for added protection and three bottles of one of the world’s most expensive Vodka, RussoBaltique.
Two different versions are offered, both with V-8 powerplants. The ‘base’ model develops up to 400 horsepower, while the range-topper puts out a heady 536 hp, and both offer “rocket grenade-proof” protection.
The company behind the vehicle is the spiritual successor to the early 20th century car company RussoBaltique, which built armored vehicles for Tsar Nicholas, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky.