Ask The Guy Behind Crazy Ultra-Luxury SUV Maker Dartz Anything

Leonard F. Yankelovich just told me his title at Dartz was 'RFE' — Responsible for Everything. He also asked me, several times, if it was okay for him to post NSFW pictures in here. I said yes. So, get ready for what may likely be the bonkers-est Q&A we've ever had. » 3/11/15 11:41am 3/11/15 11:41am

Come To Our Q&A With The Head Madman At DARTZ Tomorrow At Noon

Over the years at Jalopnik, we've poked plenty of fun at Dartz, the people who introduced the world to whale penis leather and genuinely bonkers standards of opulent lunacy. But deep down, I've always respected how far they push things. If you're going to do something, may as well go all out, and Dartz does just that. » 3/10/15 8:30pm 3/10/15 8:30pm

Crazed, Whale-Penis Loving Loons At Dartz Now Want To Touch Your Kids

Oh, Dartz. Sweet, crazy, Dartz. You do not disappoint. You may remember Dartz as the company that broke new lack-of-taste ground on 6-wheeled G-Wagens or the company that introduced whale penis leather into our collective nightmares. Now they just want some time with your kids. » 1/28/15 3:24pm 1/28/15 3:24pm

1,500 Horsepower, Retina Scanner, 'Shock' Doors: All Options On This SUV

Dartz, the batshit-awesome Russian luxury war-machine shiller, will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of "Russia's Motorized Infantry" this month by releasing a vehicle with an options list that literally reads like a Bond car loadout. » 10/14/14 6:35pm 10/14/14 6:35pm

Dennis Rodman Parties With Latvian Million-Dollar Armored Car Company

For reasons beyond my comprehension, the Latvian million dollar armored car company Dartz released a press release consisting of nothing but two pictures of their boss partying with Dennis Rodman. » 8/04/14 5:45pm 8/04/14 5:45pm

Dartz Armors 6-Wheel G-Wagen Against Good Taste, Makes Rap Video

Dartz, the Russian car company made from the chemically distilled, depraved desires of Russia's wealthiest degenerates, is at it again. Previously known for using whale penis leather in their SUVs, they're now leveraging the appeal of another colossal dick: Vladimir Putin. » 6/24/14 9:09pm 6/24/14 9:09pm

Dartz Turned A 6x6 G-Wagen Into The MRAP From Die Hard 5

Remember that Mercedes G 63 AMG 6x6 we saw dressed up like an evil Tonka Truck, peeking out of a jet plane? It was built by Russian luxo-warmachine factory "Dartz" for a customer who wanted them to recreate the 6-wheeled monster military truck from Die Hard 5. » 5/15/14 8:59am 5/15/14 8:59am

Dartz Prombron White Horse Has Gold Trim, No Whale Penis

Saddle up, comrades— the next iteration of the loud and proud Russian paramilitary SUV known as the one and only Dartz Prombron is here; codename: White Horse. » 3/11/14 5:31pm 3/11/14 5:31pm

​The Five Most Fantastic Vanity Cars

The Youabaian Puma debuted earlier this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and I think it's great. It's hilarious, it's loud, and its logo is possibly a thong covering the globe. And that's what's great about all vanity cars – they are always unique. » 11/23/13 12:40pm 11/23/13 12:40pm

Kanye West Just Bought Two Of These Crazy Armored $1,000,000 SUVs

People revere Kanye West like he's the second coming. These people, it seems, also scare him. So much so that he bought two Dartz Prombron armored SUVs from Latvia. Is Yeezus scared? » 8/12/13 2:07pm 8/12/13 2:07pm

$1,000,000 Latvian Truck Comes With A Jewel-Encrusted Snake And (Fake)…

It's the year of the Snake in China. That means it's time for automakers to start pandering to the hugely expanding Chinese market! » 1/25/13 12:30pm 1/25/13 12:30pm

A Good Day To Die Hard Will Be Full Of Mercedes Vans And Trucks

Hollywood loves to disguise Budapest by adding a few extra Ladas parked on the streets, with fake communist monuments in the background and blue street signs everywhere to make it look like Moscow. Since it's a much nicer experience to shoot a movie here than over in Russia, that's exactly what they did once again… » 1/25/13 9:30am 1/25/13 9:30am

Insane Latvian Car Company Invents Totally Insane New Class Of Insane…

Dartz, probably the best of all the Latvian car makers, has made some of the most epic armored trucks — and movie posters — of the last decade. » 8/01/12 4:00pm 8/01/12 4:00pm

Insane Latvians Just Made The Most Bad Ass Die Hard Poster Ever

Dartz, our favorite of all the insane Latvian armored car makers, will be supplying Bruce Willis with some armored transport for the next Die Hard film, A Good Day To Die Hard, that's due to be released in 2013. » 7/11/12 10:00am 7/11/12 10:00am

Would You Pay $750,000 For The Dictator's Pam Anderson-Approved SUV?

Sasha Baron Cohen's new flick The Dictator features the titular character driving around in a gold-plated armored SUV built by the Vodka enthusiasts at Latvian truck-maker Dartz. To celebrate the tie-up, Dartz announced a $750,000 version of their battle truck called the "Gold Aladeen Edition" after Cohen's fictitious… » 4/23/12 2:00pm 4/23/12 2:00pm

This is Sasha Baron Cohen's gold-plated SUV from "The Dictator"

Here are the first pictures and video of the gold-plated DARTZ Kombat armored trucks driven by Sasha Baron Cohen in his new film "The Dictator" — based loosely on a novel the CIA believes was written by Saddam Hussein. » 8/30/11 10:10am 8/30/11 10:10am

Dartz finally scores a Playboy bunny with the Prombron

Which do you think has a harder time on a rockpile — the woman in the old-fashioned Playboy bunny getup, or the Prombron of Leo Dartz? This video still needs something else, like a hundred tiny giraffes with wings. NSFW language. » 8/25/11 4:30pm 8/25/11 4:30pm

Bugatti wrapped in red chrome by Dartz

Let's face it: Once you've clad a military truck in fake whale-penis leather, what do you do for an encore? Perhaps wrapping a Bugatti Veyron in red chrome will do the trick. At least for Kostyantyn, the adult-toy-superstore king of Dnipropetrovsk. » 7/26/11 3:00pm 7/26/11 3:00pm

Sacha Baron Cohen will drive an all-gold armored truck in "The Dictator"

Only one thing could bring together Pamela Anderson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Saddam Hussein, and whale penis leather: Russian carmaker Dartz, who will provide a golden armored car for the filming of the fantasy Saddam Hussein biopic "The Dictator." » 6/27/11 2:00pm 6/27/11 2:00pm

Kazakh "Paris Hilton" to get armored Russian car built by models

Yesterday was International Womans' Day? Sorry, gals, we forgot! Russian boutique carmaker Dartz didn't, and, somewhat honoring IWD, it's building a version of its SUV for the daughter of a Kazakh oil king. Also, no whale penis for the ladies! » 3/10/11 10:00am 3/10/11 10:00am