The Russian cars at a show like Geneva, meet infrequently. I remember once the journalists from around the world surprised “AvtoVAZ”, which brought to Switzerland sports coupe, and in 2007 the local residents tried to shock the “Russo – Balt”. And so the new attempt to show off the Russians in Europe – in Geneva on the stand of the Finnish company Valmet Automotive is represented Russia’s first supercar Marussia.
Everybody knows that the main “engine” of this company is a tireless Nikolai Fomenko. Many consider it solely a showman, but largely it is due to Fomenko, the company is developing by leaps and bounds. And it’s not a joke. Two years ago at the Frankfurt Auto Show, we talked with Nicholas, and he started telling us some incredible things. That, they say, Marussia will open a production in Europe, to build a network of dealers, and will buy a Formula 1 team. Then we must confess, did not believe. Well, think of themselves – a small Russian company buys a “stable” in Formula 1 … Laughter, and only.
But look what happened. In the center of Moscow has been working the showroom of Marussia, the cars with the same name involved in the Grand Prix Formula 1, and the assembly of the Russian supercars begins in Europe. However, while we are talking about the fact that Marussia will be doing only one company – the Finnish assembly production Valmet. Why was it decided to go to Europe? It turns out that it is both easier and cheaperto produce cars there! And, thanks to this plant, Marussia plans to sell about 1,000 cars next year! For the world of the supercars is a very decent number, especially for the young company.
However, Nikolai Fomenko hasn’t said what kind of engine will be designed for the European supercars. But it seems that the units of the British company Cosworth Nikolai Fomenko will be rejected. Most likely, Marussia will receive a new supplier of engines. The name of the developer of the power unit isn’t reported, but we already know the power of the power unit – 550 hp.
There is a couple of interesting news. For example, in May this year in Monte Carlo during the Monaco Grand Prix will open a new showroom Marussia. In 2013, in Europe will be seven showrooms!