Marussia Motors Company was founded in 2007racing driver and former soloist of the St. Petersburg beat group "Secret" Nikolai Fomenko, together with businessman, political consultant, expert in crisis management policy Yefim Ostrovsky.
In 2008 the company presented to the public a prototype of the first Russian supercar Marussia.
Pay the price
The first domestic supercar has caused surprise by the fact of his appearance. It took only a year Marussia Motors, to establish serial production.
During the seven years of its operation, the company Marussia Motorsproduced two dozen sports car Marussia, sold as there were only four. All four are sold in Russia, even though the opening in 2012 of the showroom in Monte Carlo, foreigners wishing to buy Marussia not found. It did not help sales and the fact that the Marussia, for all its merits, cost much cheaper supercars recognized by leading European manufacturers.
Marussia is issued in two versions -Marussia B1 and B2 Marussia. The cost of a sports coupe Marussia B1 was 100 thousand euros. Cost Marussia B2 - 117 thousand euros. Sure, the price has an impact type of engine and cabin equipment, but the car still does not compare with foreign analogues.
To be honest, the Marussia car is not quite Russian, to mass production it brought experts Finnish company Valmet Automotive.
"I was in Valmet then told that the work ontwo prototypes derived from Russian models, and it will take some time. In a translation from Finnish, this means that it is necessary to redo everything ", - he told the PH" Kommersant "Alexander Pikulenko Autoexpert known.
In early 2013, investment in the project was stopped. The losses investors, according to some made more than 100 mln. Euro.
Early in the set point?
In 2013, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise CentralResearch Automobile and Engine Institute "NAMI" Marussia Motors and won the competition for the development and production of the elite "governmental" vehicles for the Special Purpose Garage, serving the RF President. The program was called "Cortege". In its financing from the budget planned to spend 12.4 billion rubles in the coming years. The range of the domestic luxury car - a limousine, sedan, coupe, SUV and minivan was supposed to appear on the market under the brand Marussia. The estimated cost of Marussia sedan -. 7.4 million rubles, the cost of an SUV Marussia - 4 million rubles. Mass production is scheduled for 2016.
However, according to media reports, in April 2014the company Marussia Motors closed: the staff of the design bureau of the company almost entirely gone to work in the US Federal State Unitary Enterprise. Will the released within the "Cortege" project limousines name Marussia? Wait and see.