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by Jay Traugott
Marussia is gearing up to take on the best and most advanced in the supercar industry.
Supercar maker and F1 team owner Marussia made an appearance at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Hailing from Russia, the company seems to be continuing their expansion and now they're out to show the world they have what it takes to go up against the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini (at least in design). Their first model was called the B1 and their latest has been given the logical designation of B2. It looks absolutely incredible and we love everything about.
Its angled exterior design showcases everything a supercar should be in terms of being over the top. Power comes from a specially made 3.5-liter Cosworth V6 with 420hp. It's built on the same frame as the B1, but it's clear the design is an evolution of the previous model which was released in 2009. Like the B1, the new car has a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. It weighs just 2,425 lbs. and even comes with a choice of engines. Besides from the aforementioned Cosworth V6, buyers can also opt for a 2.8-liter turbocharged Cosworth V6 with 360hp and there are future plans to offer a 550hp unit.
The 3.5-liter V6 will take the B2 from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed close to 200 mph. Marussia is saying the B2 will once again be built by independent Finnish manufacturer Valmet alongside the B1 (and the Fisker Karma). Production is slated to begin later this year with a goal of 1,500 units per year. Pricing will start at around 100,000 Euros.