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by Michael Hines
Could Russia be the next supercar country powerhouse? Anything's possible.
Let's just get this out of the way right now: in Soviet Russia, supercar drives you. Okay, now that the obvious joke is out of the way, you can begin to appreciate the uniqueness that is a Siberian supercar. Russia's automotive industry is "meh" at best, but its supercar industry is showing surprising signs of life. If you're interested in what Russia's billionaires/future James Bond villains are driving, or are soon to be driving, then continue reading below.
The E-Go Revolt is a conceptual Russian supercar with a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6, and a design largely based off of the 1993-1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT. The Revolt also has a few cool features, including an LCD touchscreen mounted into its steering wheel and active air suspension.
The Lada Revolution 3 has a Renault-sourced 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 0 to 62 time of 5.9 seconds. Its top speed is rated at 155mph, and it doesn't have a terrible body, but would you really trust your life to a Lada supercar?
Krasnov Igor's Muska has a unique look inspired by the Ferrari F430, Saleen S7 and Lamborghini Reventon, making it a mixed breed of sorts. No engine details were given by Igor, but it's safe to assume that the Muska would pack some serious ponies.
The Marussia B2 has an amazingly angular body, complemented by a slew of engine choices to choose from. The B2's engine comes in two styles, a 3.5-liter Cosworth V6 with 420hp, and a 2.8-liter turbocharged Cosworth V6 with 360hp (a 550hp engine is said to be on the way). The 3.5-liter V6 will take the B2 from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds, and give it a top speed touching 200mph.