2012 Marussia B2

The Marussia B2 is the company’s second supercar and was built as an evolution of the B1 - Russia’s first supercar. This second coming continues the same impressive technologies of the B1, but is distinguished by a more powerful face and a unique interior. Marussia only created 500 units of this impressive model, with prices starting from $130,460.

The Marussia B2 will be offered with either a 2.8 liter V6 turbo engine or a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6 engine with power ranging from 300 to 420 HP. With these engines, the supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and continue on to a top speed nearing 190mph.

"The B2 is an overt expression of our capabilities and ambition. Using the same exceptionally light and strong chassis structure combined with Marussia-Cosworth power units, the B2 allows our designers and our customers to explore their wilder side."

UPDATE 05/08/2012: Just 500 units were planned from the start and less than 12 months after hitting the market, all 500 units have already been ordered and in order to fill all of these orders, Marussia and Valmet (the firm producing the B2) have decided to shift production from Marussia’s headquarters in Moscow to Valmet in Finland, which also produces the Fisker Karma .

With the B2 having received such a warm reception, it’s likely that Marussia is currently developing its successor, possibly named the ‘B3’.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Marussia B2.

Exterior and Interior

Marussia B2

The Marussia B2 was built by Valmet - the same firm that produces the Fisker Karma. Compared to the previous B1, the B2 will be distinguished by satin black paintwork on the intakes and geometric elements to the grille and headlamp apertures. It will also feature deeply recessed intakes ahead of the rear wheels. All of these elements are were placed on the B2 to give it the appearance of an insect.

Marussia B2

The interior of the car is also unique and features all the equipment and multimedia systems that set a Marussia apart from all other supercars. The best part is that Marussia is offering their customers the possibility to customize their supercar in any way they wish.

Engine

Marussia B2

The Marussia B2 will be offered with a choice of two engines, both in mid-engine configuration. The first one is a 2.8 liter V6 turbo developed in cooperation with Cosworth Cosworth that develops either 360 or 420 HP and a peak torque of 383 lbs-ft and 442 lbs-ft respectively. With a total weight of 2425 lbs, the 420 HP version will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and continue onto a top speed nearing 190mph.

The second engine is a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6 with an output of 300 HP combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel-drive system.

The B2 is also equipped with adjustable suspension (developed in partnership with German brand KW), hugely powerful brakes, ultra-light alloy wheels, and high-performance tires.

Prices

Marussia B2

Just 500 units were planned with prices starting from $130,460. Less than 12 months after hitting the market, all 500 units have already been ordered and in order to fill all of these orders, Marussia and Valmet (the firm producing the B2) have decided to shift production from Marussia’s headquarters in Moscow to Valmet in Finland, which also produces the Fisker Karma .

With the B2 having received such a warm reception, it’s likely that Marussia is currently developing its successor, possibly named the ‘B3’.

Competition

Marussia B2

If you are looking for a competitor for the Marussia B2, you will find plenty of them in the growing number of independent companies that have unveiled supercars in the past few months. We’ll stick to one with about the same performance numbers as the B2: the Tushek Renovatio T500 unveiled in early 2012.

The Renovatio T500 is powered by an Audi RS4 sourced 4.2 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 450 HP at 7900 rpm and a peak torque of 315 lb-ft at 3200 rpm. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and to 124 mph in 11.5 seconds. Top speed goes up to 192 mph.

Marussia B2
LOVE IT
  • Impressive look
  • Three engines to choose from
  • Great performance numbers
LEAVE IT
  • Only 500 units built
  • All sold out

3 comments:

It’s definitely good. Much better when it performs on a real race. When will it have its racing event?

Mad and wild car. I was disappointed with the performance of this car. Reaching only 190kph is not a competitive speed for a race event.

It’s look is very wild, but it’s disapointing that a 2400 lbs. car can only blast of to 190 mph. I hope that the B3 is powered by a more fast, and more fuel-efficient.

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