Driving the dictator
Another classic trip from 20 years of TG mag: delivering Admiral General Aladeen to a big telly interview.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013
The Prombron has the rough dimensions of a shipping
container, its steering wheel is on the wrong side and all-round visibility is,
I’m guessing, similar to that afforded by a too-small burkha. The windows are a
couple of inches thick and made of bulletproof glass, while the doors are
a solid eight inches across and bomb-resistant. If we run over a scooterist, taxi or bus, I fear we wouldn’t notice.
Keeping up with traffic is not an issue. Sure, it
weighs four tonnes, but the Prombron packs a 6.6-litre V8 GM diesel with
approximately four million torques. Dartz is planning to fit
future Prombrons with AMG’s 6.3-litre V8 petrol. Could be a good year for Arabian oil barons...