kgs / 2200 lbs
The Marussia B1 is a Russian made supercar developed entirely
by a team of Russian designers and engineers.
The B1's aerodynamic bodywork was developed courtesy of a competition
which invited young Russian designers to submit their concepts
to the company. The winning design would then be used to help
shape the final product.
The defining characteristics of the Marussia B1's exterior design
are the aggressive, sharp lines and the two-tone paintwork.
And despite the B1 being Marussia's first attempt at a sports
car the end result is appealing from a styling point of view.
Unfortunately despite the supercar looks the Marussia B1's drive
train is not up to supercar levels. Or even premium sports car
numbers. Located in a mid-mounted position is a 3.5 litre V6
which produces 245 horsepower and 330 Nm of torque @ 3,600 rpm.
Marussia claim this is good for a 5 second 0-60 time, and a
155 mph top speed. Thankfully however the company is working
on developing different drivetrain options which should help
the performance match the appearance.
The interior of the Marussia B1, which was developed through
a collaboration between Italian and Russian designers, features
a pair of reclining deeply-bolstered sports seats and a squared
off three-spoke sports steering wheel. The dash of the Marussia
B1 features three separate LCD displays which provide information
for both driving functions and the entertainment systems. The
displays are touch screen, but the functions can also be controlled
with the help of a joystick mounted on the centre console.
The whole interior can be upholstered in a variety of different
colors and finishes to suit the owners tastes.