Dartz Jo-Mojo: An Armored EV Roadster For Mother Russia

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Russian armored vehicle maker Dartz has taken a break from uh, questionable interior upholstery and large, angular SUVs to focus on something quite different. Behold Dartz's latest project: the Jo-Mojo, which the Russian viral video overlords/ tuning shop proclaim to be a bulletproof electric-powered roadster. Dartz proudly proclaims the car is designed by one Eduard Gray, the same individual responsible for shaping the angular Dartz Prombron Nagal sportback. The car’s wheels extend beyond its own bodywork, and the windscreen is low-profile and swept back dramatically, which lend it an unusual, hot-rod-esque look. Dartz says the body of the Jo-Mojo is lightly armored, though that likely would make little difference in an attack if it's being driven with the top down. The unusual armored hardtop panel apparently requires oddly reclining seats in order to offer room for a driver and passenger. The top incorporates a strip of solar panels reportedly developed by the Soviet space program. These panels provide power to the battery packs, which feed the 80-hp electric motor. Dartz says the Jo-Mojo’s electric drivetrain is good for 0-to-62 mph in 9.5 seconds, and a top speed of 125 mph. No figures for vehicle range are given, however. Although we’re not sure how big the demand is for bulletproof electric convertibles is, if the Jo-Mojo ever makes it to production, Dartz will have that market covered. Source: Dartz, YouTube [youtube yONtpyGX-kg]

Russian armored vehicle maker Dartz has taken a break from uh, questionable interior upholstery and large, angular SUVs to focus on something quite different. Behold Dartz's latest project: the Jo-Mojo, which the Russian viral video overlords/ tuning shop proclaim to be a bulletproof electric-powered roadster. Dartz proudly proclaims the car is designed by one Eduard Gray, the same individual responsible for shaping the angular Dartz Prombron Nagal sportback. The car’s wheels extend beyond its own bodywork, and the windscreen is low-profile and swept back dramatically, which lend it an unusual, hot-rod-esque look. Dartz says the body of the Jo-Mojo is lightly armored, though that likely would make little difference in an attack if it's being driven with the top down. The unusual armored hardtop panel apparently requires oddly reclining seats in order to offer room for a driver and passenger. The top incorporates a strip of solar panels reportedly developed by the Soviet space program. These panels provide power to the battery packs, which feed the 80-hp electric motor. Dartz says the Jo-Mojo’s electric drivetrain is good for 0-to-62 mph in 9.5 seconds, and a top speed of 125 mph. No figures for vehicle range are given, however. Although we’re not sure how big the demand is for bulletproof electric convertibles is, if the Jo-Mojo ever makes it to production, Dartz will have that market covered. Source: Dartz, YouTube Click here for video

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