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Marussia Motors

Marussia Motors was a Russian sports car company founded in 2007. It was the first Russian company to produce a supercar. It designed, and manufactured prototypes of both the B1 and the B2 sport cars. Marussia was led by former motor racer Nikolai Fomenko. The Marussia B1 was launched in December 2008 in the new Manege hall in Moscow.
In 2010, it acquired a "significant stake" in the Virgin Racing Formula One team, which was later renamed Marussia F1. The team competed in F1 from 2012 to 2014.
In April 2014, the Marussia Motors company was disbanded, with staff leaving to join a government-run technical institute. The Marussia F1 team continued unaffected as a British entity, independent of the Russian car company. However, on 7 November 2014 the administrator announced that the F1 team had ceased trading.

1.1. Models B1
The first Russian sports car and first car made by Marussia Motors. It has a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. Marussia has announced they will build 2.999 examples of the car. The car has been produced at the Marussia Motors production facility in Moscow, with the companys first showroom following in the city in September 2010. Structure is light and strong semi-monocoque and powered by Cosworth-built V6 engines developing between 300 and 420 bhp depending on the specification.

1.2. Models Specifications
Engine 1 - Marussia-Cosworth 2.8 litre Turbo
Max Power hp: 360, 420
Type: Petrol, Turbocharged V6
Volume: 2.8 litre Turbo
Max Torque Nm at RPM: 520 600 / 4000
Placement: В Mid-Mounted
Lubricants: Valvoline
Fuel: Sunoco
Engine 2 - Marussia-Cosworth 3.5 litre
Fuel: Sunoco
Lubricants: Valvoline
Max Torque Nm at RPM: 410/4000
Max Power hp: 300
Type: Petrol, Naturally-Aspirated V6
Placement: В Mid-Mounted
Volume: 3.5 litre
Weight And Performance
Top Speed: 155 mph 250 kmh
Gross Vehicle Weight kg: 1100
0-100 Acceleration km/h: 3.8 sec 420 hp
Suspension
Discs: Ventilated
Front: A-arm," pushrod” scheme
EBD: +
Brake Calipers: 4-piston
Type: Independent
Hydraulic Booster: +
Rear: A-arm," pushrod” scheme
Dimensions mm
Length: 4635 mm
Width: 2680 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1100 mm
Transmission
Drive: Rear-Wheel
Gearbox: 6-speed Automatic
Tires
Front Size: 245/35/20
Rear Size: 285/35/20
Type: Pirelli P-Zero Rosso/Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
Fuel System
Tank Capacity Litre 80
Fuel/Octane Number Petrol/95
Chassis
Type: Aluminum Semi-Monocoque

1.3. Models B2
The B2 features a more aggressive and "brutal" design and is available with the same engines as the B1. B2 was first shown to the public at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The list price of this model was about 100.000 Euro. A total of 500 units were scheduled to be sold out in 2012.

1.4. Models Specifications
Engine 1 - Marussia-Cosworth 2.8 litre Turbo
Type: Petrol, Turbocharged V6
Max power hp: 360, 420
Placement: В Mid-mounted
Volume: 2.8 litre turbo
Max torque Nm at RPM: 520 600 / 4000
Engine 2 - Marussia-Cosworth 3.5 litre
Volume: 3.5 litre
Type: Petrol, Naturally-Aspirated V6
Max Torque Nm at RPM: 410/4000
Placement: В Mid-Mounted
Max Power hp: 300
Weight And Performance
Gross Vehicle Weight kg: 1100
0-100 Acceleration km/h: 3.8 sec 420 hp
Top Speed: 192 mph 310 kmh
Suspension
Rear: A-arm," pushrod” scheme
Brake Calipers: 4-piston
Type: Independent
Front: A-arm," pushrod” scheme
EBD: +
Hydraulic Booster: +
Discs: Ventilated
Dimensions mm
Length: 4635
Width: 2000
Width: 2680
Height: 1100
Transmission
Gearbox: 6-speed Automatic
Drive: Rear-Wheel
Tires
Rear Size: 285/35/20
Front Size: 245/35/20
Type: Pirelli PZero Rosso
Fuel System
Tank Capacity Litre 80
Fuel/Octane Number Petrol/95
Chassis
Type: Aluminum Semi-Monocoque

1.5. Models Marussia F2 SUV
The Marussia F2 is an SUV model. According to Marussia it can be used as a mobile command center, as a military vehicle or as an emergency vehicle. The prototype was shown on May 2, 2010. 300 units of the F2 were supposed to be made in 2012 by Valmet Automotive.

2. Body
The Marussia B1 and B2 models are based on the same semi-monocoque chassis with a steel spaceframe covered by carbon fibre panels - differing only in body shape.

3. Engine
Both Marussia sports models are mid-engined, with the engine mounted transversally on the back axle. The English company Cosworth supplies Marussia with two different V6 engines. One is a naturally aspirated 3.5 litre producing about 300 horsepower and the other is a 2.8 litre turbo-charged engine offered in 360 or 420 horsepower variants. The 420 horsepower engine allows Marussia cars to reach a claimed top speed of 250 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

4. Safety and reliability
The energy-absorbing cockpit is a three part space frame of steel tubes of different sections. The front and rear subframes are attached to a central cell. In an impact, the subframes are designed to absorb energy by deforming. The B1 and В2 vehicles have passed Russian safety tests and obtained their certification.

5. Motorsport Formula One
Marussia Motors managed their own factory works team after buying into a large stake of the Virgin Racing Formula One team. Later becoming Marussia F1, the team competed between 2012 and part-through 2014. In its first F1 season, it placed 11th in the Constructors Championship, improving one position to 10th the following year. Thanks to Bianchis exploits at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix, the team won its first and only 2 points in F1. In 2014, the team participated until the Russian Grand Prix, entering only one car driven by Max Chilton in the teams final GP, due to the events at the previous Japanese Grand Prix where the teams lead driver, Jules Bianchi, was involved in a serious accident and suffered an ultimately fatal serious head injury. On 7 October 2014, after a short period under administration, the team ceased its operations and folded. The teams assets were sold at auction in December 2014.

6. Plans and Prospects
Marussia Motors had stated that it was its intention to open at least two new showrooms in 2011, with London and Monaco named as probable locations. The company wished to market its cars to large European countries and some in Asia and Australia within several years, with the United States to follow. Planned steps to support this included manufacturing vehicles in Western Europe and increasing its product range. Marussia Motors anticipated presenting 7 models at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show that were to include a new sports coupe, a luxury SUV, a luxury sedan, and a small city car. However, owing to their discontinuation in 2014, the projects never came to fruition.

7. In popular culture
The Marussia B2 appeared in the racing video games Need for Speed: World, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed Rivals, Driveclub, Asphalt 7: Heat and Asphalt 8: Airborne. The Marussia Formula 1 cars appeared in F1 2012, F1 2013, F1 2014 and F1 2015.

Marussia B-Series

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Marussia MR02

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Marussia MR01

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