Duster Limousine – Now that’s a CAAAAR!
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A group of 23 students have presented something unimaginably startling. The chaps have managed to stretch a Dacia Duster into a luxury limousine. Yes, this mudslinging street brawler is now a luxury limousine that can ferry a corporate CEO in utmost comfort.
The students in question are a part of Dacia’s masters of the EPA (Engineering Projects Auto) program. They have managed to cut the Duster in half at the B Pillar itself.
59 inches of sheet metal was then added to the wheelbase of the standard Duster to make it 5.83 meters long.
We see a cool matte black paint job on the outside with a strange brushed aluminum plate to make the side profile interesting. The standard design including the alloys have been preserved.
On the inside, there is a whole new story. It has four captain seats with a television and an android tablet. With the new black-white scheme, the interiors now look more premium.
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Even though this Duster limousine weighs 1.6 tons, it is still powered by a 1.6L petrol engine. Our guess is that it is terribly underpowered.
But then again, no owner is going to drive it i.e. if it ever sees a production line.