Russia’s first high-performance car company ‒ and currently owner of a Formula 1 team ‒ Marussia had announced a few months back the birth of the Marussia B2, a Russian designed sportscar that would be manufactured by Finnish car builder Valmet Automotive. And even before the sportscar hit the streets, the limited, 500 car run has already been sold out.
Just as the Marussia B1, the more aggressive styled B2 will be offered with a 3.5 liter normally aspirated Cosworth V6 engine developing 300 horsepower and 410Nm of torque, or a turbocharged 2.8 liter V6 with either 360hp and 520Nm or 420hp and 600Nm depending on the state of tune.
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. With a kerbweight of 1,100kg, the most powerful B1 is able to accelerate from standstill to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250km/h.
Valmet Automotive engineers, develops and assembles cars for other companies on a contractual basis. The Finnish company previously assembled the Porsche Boxster and Cayman, and now currently builds the Fisker Karma.