Making good sports cars is not only the prerogative of large, world-renowned car manufacturers. Increasingly, small companies that have recently been created specifically for the production of status supercars are making themselves known in this market. In particular, there are such attempts in the post-Soviet space. About 5 most interesting domestic sports cars of recent years, we will tell you in this review.
Marussia B1 and Marussia B2
The most famous attempt in the entire post-Soviet space to create a sports car successful on the world market is the Marussia Motors company founded by showman Nikolai Fomenko and businessman Efim Ostrovsky.
This company was founded in Moscow in 2007, and in the very first year of its existence, it presented the first sports car concept, which was later modified into the Marussia B1 car. Subsequently, another, improved version of it appeared - Marussia B2.
The Marussia B2 car had a V-shaped 6-cylinder engine with a volume of 2, 8 liters and a capacity of 420 horsepower, thanks to which it could accelerate to a speed of 250 kilometers per hour.
The company Marussia Motors loudly announced its brainchild in the world, it has invested heavily in a marketing company, participated in the largest car dealerships, including in Frankfurt. There was even a team of the same name in Formula 1 races, but all this did not bring real success to the manufacturer.
In 2014, Marussia Motors announced the termination of its activities due to financial problems. Over the years of its existence, the company has produced only twenty cars Marussia B1 and Marussia B2.
In the spring of 2014, the Marussia Motors company ceased to exist, and in August a new project of a domestic sports car was presented in Russia. In the wake of general patriotism that swept the country after the March events, a promising domestic sports car was named "Crimea".
Crimea is the development of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. It was unveiled in August 2014 at the Moscow Motor Show as a full-size mockup, and a limited edition of this sports car is scheduled to begin in 2015.
The Crimea sports car is based on the Lada Kalina chassis. This will make it possible to reduce the cost of production as much as possible, as well as save the owners of the car from the lack of parts in service centers and service stations. But over time, the authors of the project plan to create their own technological filling for it in order to develop the car into a completely independent and full-fledged model.
The first sports car of Ukraine N1
Ukraine also dreams of starting production of its own sports car. Recently, specialists from the Zaporozhye tuning company Askaniadesign Carstyling Studio presented the design of the car, which so far bears a very strange working name "The first sports car of Ukraine N1", but in the future it may still change to a more capacious and catchy name.
At the moment, the technical characteristics of the car The first sports car of Ukraine N1 are unknown. The car exists only in the form of a full-size copy, which is located in the museum of the ZAZ automobile plant (it is with this legendary production that Askaniadesign Carstyling Studio has been cooperating for many years). The authors promise to present a working version of the car in the spring of 2015.
Askaniadesign Carstyling Studio promises that the first sports car of Ukraine N1 will become a very affordable sports car. Its price will range from 50 to 100 thousand US dollars, depending on the configuration.
Dartz prombron nagel
The Latvian company Dartz Motors is well known to lovers of expensive, status cars. This manufacturer, which calls itself a direct heir to the traditions of the pre-revolutionary Russo-Balt, produces several models of piece cars designed for the world's wealthiest buyers.
One of the models being developed by Dartz Motors is the Dartz Prombron Nagel. The manufacturer is positioning this car as the world's first armored sports car.
Dartz Prombron Nagel is named after the legendary race car driver Andrey Nagel, who made a record-breaking motor rally from St. Petersburg to Monaco at the beginning of the twentieth century. The car will have a 2,000 horsepower engine, making it one of the most powerful cars in modern history.
Dartz Prombron Nagel is a joint venture between Dartz Motors and Gray Design, the latter of which designs luxury yachts. This powerful sports car will be designed not only for independent trips, but also for transportation of floating equipment from place to place. It is because of this feature that the car was named in honor of Andrei Nagel, because Monaco is the world capital of yachting.
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