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

Russian presidential limo concept by Alexander Bukarev 25.2.2013
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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Nick1111 Nick1111
The absolute coolest thing they could ever do is build a NEW Packard ZIL. It would be an instant classic, establish Russia as building the greatest luxury car in the world, and make Germany and the US green with envy.
Feb 19th, 2015 11:10pm
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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?!
May 9th, 2014 1:30pm
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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?
Feb 27th, 2013 2:06pm
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be tight if they made a new chicka
Feb 26th, 2013 6:26am
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fQation fQation
whats wrong with a stretched out Lada ?
Feb 26th, 2013 3:45am
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Absolutely nothing wrong with a stretched out Lada! I strongly believe that Lada should design and build a presidential limo to whoever rules the Kremlin.
Feb 26th, 2013 4:55am
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DBaskov DBaskov
Have you seen their designs?
Feb 26th, 2013 6:14am
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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.
Feb 26th, 2013 1:57am
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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...
Feb 26th, 2013 1:20am
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cargogh cargogh
GM should just sell them the Cadillac Sixteen concept.
Feb 26th, 2013 1:09am
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