|Key people||Nikolai Fomenko (President)|
|Subsidiaries||Manor Grand Prix Limited, UK (operating as Marussia F1 Team)|
Marussia is the first Russian manufacturer of premium-class vehicles. It designed, developed and produces the B1 and the B2 sport cars in Russia. The Marussia B1 was launched on the 16 December 2008 in the new Manege hall in Moscow, with the company's first showroom following in the city on the 10 September 2010.
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 only a limited run of 2999 units. The car is being produced at the Marussia Motors production facility in Moscow.
The B2 features a more aggressive and "brutal" design and is available with the same engines as the B1. The list price of this model is the same as the B1 - about 250,000 Euro. The B2 is officially out of production.
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. The SUV model will be made 300 units in 2012 by Valmet Automotive.
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 liter producing about 300 horsepower and the other is a 2.8 liter 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.
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.
Formula One 
Marussia Motors currently own their own works squad after buying into a large stake of the Virgin Racing Formula One team. Starting from the 2012 Formula One season the team will run under the Marussia name as Marussia F1. The Marussia F1 team finished the Formula One season in 11th position and was running in 10th position after three GPs of the Formula One season.
GP2 Series 
GP3 Series 
Plans and prospects 
Marussia Motors has stated its intention to open at least two new showrooms in 2011, with London and Monaco named as probable locations. The company wishes 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 are the desire to manufacture vehicles in Western Europe and increase the product range. Marussia Motors anticipates presenting 7 models at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show to include a new sports coupé, a luxury SUV, a luxury sedan, and a small city car.
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