What do you think a world-renowned rap artist would drive? An Aston Martin V12 Zagato, perhaps, or a Koenigsegg Agera? Well, if that is where your mind was going, you are wrong on both counts. At least as far as top rap star Jay-Z is concerned.
Jay-Z has never made any secret of the fact that he is addicted to cars and has even managed to trash a few luxury vehicles in his time. However, he's after something this time that might be more suited to a war-torn combat zone than New York City, where the rapper and his delectable wife, Beyonc©, live. Jay-Z is in the market for nothing less than an armoured vehicle - the Dartz Prombon, an armoured SUV designed by the distinctly far-out Latvian car manufacturer Dartz.
The vehicle apparently protects against rocket launchers and AK-47s. New York has a reputation for street crime in a few areas, but has it really got that bad? The car is strangely handsome, in a curiously menacing kind of way. The rapper can choose between ten different interior treatments, including a choice of whale, elephant, chameleon, crocodile or snake skins and a range of different matte or carbon fibre trims. It also comes loaded with eight cameras. Multiple protection levels are available depending on the model selected.
Maybe Jay-Z's heightened interest in security is related to his wife's pregnancy: this guy is taking protecting his family very seriously. Then perhaps all of us do; it is just that we do not usually have to contend with millions of fans homing in on our spouses.
Author - Louise Hutchinson
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