World’s most expensive armored SUV goes on sale for $500k

The world’s most expensive and fastest armored SUV, that featured in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie ‘The Dictator’, has been listed for a whopping 500,000 dollars.

Ten of the Dartz Prombron Aladeen Edition, a nod to Cohen’s character Admiral General Aladeen, has been made available to the public.

According to a Dartz press release announcing the new offering: “His Excellency Admiral General Aladeen has graciously granted his express permission for Dartz Motorz, manufacturer of ultra-luxury armored vehicles and exclusive provider to the Wadiyan government motor pool, to offer limited edition commemorative vehicles honoring the Ruthless Protector of the Precious and Expendable People of Wadiya. Like civil rights in Wadiya, this offer will not be around for long,” the Daily Mail reported.

The Latvian auto manufacturer at the Top Marques Show 2012 in Monaco unveiled the original gold-plated sports vehicle last month.

Having produced armoured vehicles in the past for Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Tsar Nicolas, carmakers at Dartz have equipped the limited edition SUV with the safest and most luxurious options.

The new Prombron features bulletproof windows with three-inch thick anodised glass, protecting occupants with resistance to rocket-propelled grenades and .50 caliber high velocity armour piercing rounds.

Reclining massage seats, champagne bottle chillers and wine racks are also installed for those who enjoy lounging on the road.

Outside, the SUV is armed with eight cameras.

A standard Prombron comes with a choice of ten interior treatments, including snake, crocodile, whale, skat, chameleon, or elephant skins.

But just to send the bling factor right through the roof, this SUV also comes complete with a gold-plated exterior.

The Aladeen Edition vehicles range in price from 500,000 dollars to 750,000 dollars, depending on equipment and package options.

However, it’s not the first Dartz vehicle to win headlines for its outrageous luxury.

The company in 2009 had offered a 1.5million dollars Monaco Red Diamond Edition, with gold-plated windows, pure tungsten exhausts, speed gauges encrusted in diamonds, and, most famously, leather seats made from a whale’s penis.