Russian Supercar Marussia

Russian Supercar Marussia

Maybe some people still doubt but Russia has its own supercars. This post is about one of them called “Marussia” – the product of the project that despite many obstacles keeps developing and expanding.

Russian Supercar Marussia

It does not look worse than any Lamborghini or Ferrari.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Marussia has a two-colored design – scarlet with added xirallic gold and matte black which is as soft to the touch as thin leather.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Russian Supercar Marussia

Russian Supercar Marussia

It looks posh from any angle.

Russian Supercar Marussia

The supercar is made at the Moscow factory with a touching name “Snowflake” (“Snezhinka”).

Russian Supercar Marussia

In assembly shops they build the supercar as if from LEGO bricks from customized windows, transmissions, attachments, brakes and wheels. All the rest including the body panels, the interior elements and the suspension are made here in Russia.

Nevertheless everything starts from a sheet of paper. About ten young people, mainly aged between 25 and 30, work at the design bureau where the car design is created.

Russian Supercar Marussia

The pre-approved design of the supercar is made from plasticine and upon its final approval it is sent to the department of construction development.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Each minor detail is processed on computer.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Almost like at an ordinary office.

Russian Supercar Marussia

The factory has three main shops: the first one is for making composite materials and body parts, the second one is for welding and riveting, the third one is for mechanical works.

Here is where they make body elements from composite materials.

Russian Supercar Marussia

The automated process of making matrices. Carbon parts are only made manually.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Russian Supercar Marussia

All carbon details undergo thermal treatment in huge furnaces. “Baking” is one of the longest manufacturing processes (4,5 hours).

Nearby is the shop for making plsatic parts.

Russian Supercar Marussia

First of all they make a master-model which is filled with special silicone jelly-like composition. Then the master-model is pulled out, special holes are made in the “jelly” to fill them with polyurethane whose purpose is to displace air from inside the matrice. Then this all is placed in the furnace where two-components composition (plastic) is injected in through other holes. The detail is ready 40 minutes after. On the photo above is that very silicone “jelly”.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Plastic baking.

Russian Supercar Marussia

In the painting chamber.

Russian Supercar Marussia

By the way not all the workers wear uniforms.

Russian Supercar Marussia

The second shop: for welding and riveting. Here’s where they make the bodies of Marussia cars, and suspension elements.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Soon this pile of super light rigid metal will become a part of a supercar.

Russian Supercar Marussia

An assembled and welded body is treated with antirust and sound insulation materials. Plain surfaces are connected with aircraft aluminium.

Russian Supercar Marussia

The shop of mechanical works. Here they mount the engine, electrics, body parts, gear boxes, etc. Completed cars come out from this very shop.

Russian Supercar Marussia

After assembly the car is to be checked for defects. Then its headlights are adjusted, its systems are tested, and its power is measured.

Russian Supercar Marussia

V2 model is to the left, V1 is to the right.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Russian Supercar Marussia

Almost no open plastic in the salon (except for buttons) – all panels are covered with high quality leather or alcantara or made from carbon.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Russian Supercar Marussia

It’s very comfortable inside.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Marussia has a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Russian Supercar Marussia

To start the car you need to insert a smart-key into the special groove and push the button “Start Engine”. On the photo above is a multimedia system of Marussia.

Russian Supercar Marussia

It’s easy and pleasant to drive this car, even for a beginner.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Separate display for multimedia controls.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Quality control of the supercar is super strict! In the photo above is a pile of wooden workpieces.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Three-axis controlled mill that works with a wooden workpiece: this is how the model created on a computer is turned into a mold-matrice.

Russian Supercar Marussia

More complicated five-axis milling mill enables the creation of more complicated parts.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Manufacture is automated as much as possible.

Russian Supercar Marussia

And here’s the result – ideal surfaces of body elements.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Interior details are rather good too.

Russian Supercar Marussia

The price for Marussia ranges from 100 000 to 138 000 euros. It’s less expensive than most of the other supercars – Audi R8, BMW M6, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lamborghini … For approximately the same sum you can only buy a Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 or “gray” Сhevrolet Corvette.

Russian Supercar Marussia

Marussia cars are becoming rather popular in Russia and are even recognized abroad. And it’s only the beginning, soon they plan to open another factory  – in Belgium.

Russian Supercar Marussia

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10 thoughts on “Russian Supercar Marussia”

  1. Okay, this I could agree on as a socialist car for everyone 😉
    (yes I know, cliche, couldn’t resist, the car is too tempting^^)

  2. so callled Super Lada, Like sochi olympics looks nice but everything made shit. it was the soviet style and now it’s russian style. that’s why rich russian take workers from germany and buy german cars = best quality in the world.

    • And Japanese…. And sometimes even American) only old) If you look at half of Russia so that all use right-hand drive Japanese cars because they combine and the price and quality….

  3. I WANT ONE! HOW MUCH? NICE CAR MAKE IT FAST 400HP
    AND AROUND 3-40K IN AMERICA EVERY KID WILL BUY ONE, OR LETS BE COMMUNIST IN AMERICA AND EVERYBODY GETS ONE FREE AND A 3 BEDROOM HOUSE, NO APARTMENT. I VOTE FOR PUTIN HE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!

  4. I bet they only put a foreign engine transmission and other parts in a badly welded frame with plastic outside. No go only show. As reliabli as ziguli

  5. Please tell me they don’t paint it with a brush…. (18th Picture)

    Looks like a 4 cylinder engine. How can it be a supercar unless it’s more than 500 HP???

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