The main focal points for the B1 were comfort, individuality and top-end technology are the three main focal points of the Marussia B1, an all-new Russian-made sports car with curves in all the right places.

Powered by a naturally aspirated 3.5L, V6 engine, the B1 pumps out a humbling 300bhp of power and 330Nm of twist – but at just 1100kg, this Russian speedster can hit well over 250km/h, and sprint from 0-100km/h in less than five seconds.

The B1’s engine sends power to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. The V6 is located behind the seats, and can be accessed via a rearward-opening single piece cover. It also get’s Lamborghini-inspired scissor doors.

The car is about the length of a small wagon, though it measures just 110cm tall. The B1 rides on 20-inch wheels – just a little less than half of the overall height of the car.

Marussia says the highly customisable B1 has been designed for those who wish to stand out from the crowd. It offers buyers a choice of multiple colour and body combinations, each matched with a unique interior trim to match the exterior hue.

Inside, the car gets a nifty M-shaped dash (designed to remind occupants that they’re travelling in a Marussia), an interesting square steering wheel, as well as a set of intriguingly large air-conditioning vents.

The B1 also has a high-tech multimedia system with three LCD monitors that can be colour-matched to the car. Comprising a Bose stereo with surround sound and a TV unit, the multimedia package also has an on-board computer with a 320 gigabyte hard-drive. The B1 also has WiFi connectivity, as well as Bluetooth for wireless communications. It even gets an interior camera that for chatting on Skype.

Marussia says the B1 is just its first step into the world of automotive, and it has plans for a five-seater soft-roader. The company also says that there is a racing version of the B1 currently in development.


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