ZiL Limo replacement contest winners announced

Russian presidential limo concept by Yaroslav Yakovlev and Bernard Weel 18.7.2013
Russian presidential limo concept by Yaroslav Yakovlev and Bernard Weel 18.7.2013

Good enough for Putin?

A few months ago, Marussia Motors and Cardesign.ru hosted a contest which asked artists to create a new presidential limo for Vladimir Putin.

The response was overwhelming as more than 120 proposals were submitted in just a matter of weeks. Now, after a couple rounds of voting, Yaroslav Yakovlev and Bernd Weel have been declared the winners.

Over the course of three weeks, the duo worked together to create an imposing new limousine which expresses "power and authority." The end result is pretty impressive as it has a stately appearance with a long hood and an upright front fascia. The stodgy styling gives way to a dynamic rear end which has a center-mounted dual-exhaust system and a distinctive rear bumper.

There's no word on whether or not Putin has seen the model but it definitely looks a lot better than the previous Zil concept.

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Hekongaro Hekongaro
I just want to know what kind of magic is holding the wing mirrors.
Jul 20th, 2013 1:27am
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EdBacau EdBacau
The front is elegat and cool , the back is too flashy.
Jul 19th, 2013 9:41am
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mechamynd mechamynd
Jul 19th, 2013 9:09am
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Renyeo Renyeo
I know many armchairs critics are going to pen remarks such as copycat this copycat that simply because these people are not designers and designs like sciences follow certain dictations. Anyhow, ZiL should give China's Hong Qi a run for its money.
Jul 19th, 2013 6:09am
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ides87 ides87
Not bad, not perfect, but SO much nicer than the American Presidential limo.
Jul 19th, 2013 1:47am
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autoficianado autoficianado
Dodge Charger Limousine with RR front fascia.
Jul 19th, 2013 1:29am
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peterjames7 peterjames7
Rolls royce mixed with ford intercepter concept...looks alright though
Jul 18th, 2013 10:42pm
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