The interior layout of the car, developed in the framework of the project “Cortege”Photo: Sergey Subbotin / RIA Novosti
The Federal security service (FSS) has revealed details of work on the project “Cortege” to create a line of cars for the first persons of the state, reports TASS with reference to the materials of the upcoming book “the Cars of the first persons”.
As explained in the book, work on the line of “Tuple” began in 2010 after a relevant order of President Vladimir Putin. Unlike Soviet predecessors, the cars for the first persons of the country was to be made not in a single instance, and commercially. This would significantly reduce the cost of the project.
It is noted that the basis for the design of the car is taken ЗИС110 1940-ies. The creators used the foreign technology, but not copied, and “creatively mastered” them. Now manufacturing more than half localized in Russia.
The book reveals the technical characteristics of the car. They are equipped with eight-cylinder engine capacity of 4.4 liters and capacity of 598 horsepower production of the Central research automobile Institute (NAMI). Soon will be ready the flagship 12-cylinder engine capacity of 6.6 liters and capacity of 857 horsepower.
Also explains the name given to the family car, — Aurus. According to the authors, it appeared when combining the Latin Aurum (gold) and English Russia (Russia).
Five cars of the project “Cortege” was taken to Helsinki, where in mid-July summit of presidents of Russia and the United States.
The first car of the Cortege project have demonstrated may 7 during the inauguration of Putin. Shows the limo was called “the Senate-limousine”. Besides him, the line includes Aurus sedan “Senate” and a minibus “the Arsenal”. Soon the lineup at the expense of the motorcycle.
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