marussia-supercar

Even though their Volgas look pretty neat, Russia has never been a super power in the auto industry. However, Nikolay Fomenko is trying to change that and wants to challenge foreign competitors with its newest project, Marussia. With only 35% of its body parts from Russia, Marussia is a hybrid that will use a Renault or Nissan 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine supposed to output some 240-hp, and an electric motor that will use nanotechnology to overcome those harsh winters in Russia. Expected to go from 0 to 62mph in 5 seconds and with a price tag close to $100,000, the first Marussia will be shipped late 2009 even though experts are skeptical. Would you buy a Russian supercar if the deal would be good? [via AutoBlog]