Dubbed the Nagel Dakkar, Dartz says that it will be the first Bespoke Urban Desert Safety (B.N.U.D.S.) vehicle ever made.
The Russian automaker Dartz is known for creating some of the wildest SUVs and the newest member of the lineup is no exception to the rule. Dubbed the Nagel Dakkar, Dartz says that it will be the first Bespoke Urban Desert Safety (B.N.U.D.S.) vehicle ever made, thus defining an entirely new class of vehicles. The name "Nagel" comes from a Russian driver by the name of Andrew Nagel who managed to win the 1912 Monte Carlo rally.
The rendering of the Nagel Dakkar comes from German designer Pochwatta, while the other two sketches have been created by designer Alex Isaev. Dartz mentioned in the press release that these body styles can be customized and modified to meet the customer's requirements.
Under the hood of the Dartz Nagel Dakkar there will be a Mercedes-Benz-sourced V8 5.5-liter bi-turbo engine which will pump out 650 hp (484 kW / 659 PS) and 626 lb.-ft. (847 Nm) of torque. That horsepower will be sent to a 4WD system via a dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission.
The Nagel Dakkar's bodywork is going to be made from carbon fiber while the vehicle will sit on a titanium tube frame chassis. Production is expected to start in 2013 when Dartz plans on rolling out 10 units, while the following year the production will be doubled. The vehicle will cost anywhere between $390,000 and $486,000. If all goes according to plan, Dartz wants to increase the annual production rate to 40 units in the years to come.
Check out the press release for the full scoop on this Dartz Nagel Dakkar.