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Marussia asks fans to create a ZiL-inspired limo for Vladimir Putin

 Marussia asks fans to create a ZiL-inspired limo for Vladimir Putin
Russian presidential limo concept by Alexander Bukarev 25.2.2013 / cardesign.ru

Soviet style for the 21st century

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been pretty open about his desire to have a Russian-made presidential limo, but a recent report is indicating he wasn't exactly thrilled with ZiL's proposal.

This has reportedly encouraged GAZ and Marussia Motors to come up with their own proposals in an attempt to sway the former KGB operative in their direction. The GAZ model is slated to be based on the Audi A8 or Volkswagen Phaeton, while Marussia is considering several concepts submitted by readers of the Cardesign.ru website.

As you can imagine, the designs run the gambit from stunning to just plain weird. While everyone will have their own opinion, the designs by Sasha Gusev, Alexander Bukarev and Yaroslav Yakovlev / Bernard Weel stand out as a modern reinterpretation of the iconic ZiL limos from the Soviet era.

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I don't understand. Russia manufactures the world most complex nuclear submarines, jet fighter and has countless other industries can't build a presidential limo?!
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May 9, 2014 6:30 am
 GTurbo GTurbo
I'm actually impressed by these Phantom-esque renderings for Mr Putin because it evokes the golden era of Russian pre-eminence on a global scale. Fit for a Kremlin President. The question is will they have the cojones to build any of these Concepts should Putin find one to his liking at last?
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February 27, 2013 7:06 am
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
be tight if they made a new chicka
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February 25, 2013 11:26 pm
 fQation fQation
whats wrong with a stretched out Lada ?
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February 25, 2013 8:45 pm
 DBaskov DBaskov
Although I'm not a big fan of Putin being the current president. I do like the concepts drawn by Gusev because it looks sporty; Fedulov's because it looks like a Bugatti version of a limo; and Hemp's looks elegant enough. Honestly almost all of them look good with an exception of those that look too abstract/unfinished.
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February 25, 2013 6:57 pm
 TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
concept by Ivan Volkov Yuri Baskakov 25.2.2013 i feel it fits the best out of all these contenders the spot for the russian presidential limo. ...rugged, futuristic, badass, bulky...
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February 25, 2013 6:20 pm
 cargogh cargogh
GM should just sell them the Cadillac Sixteen concept.
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February 25, 2013 6:09 pm