BBC News turned its video cameras on Russia's homegrown supercar, the Marussia B2, as it rumbled around the company's ex-Soviet factory in northern Moscow. Marussia Motors just bought a controlling stake in Virgin Racing too, so you know it's well-endowed.
The Russian-built, Cosworth-V6-powered Marussia B1 and B2 have started production. Considering the country's post-Soviet-era conspicuous consumption, it's a wonder it's taken this long. Marussia's opening a Moscow showroom and also likely considering hooking generators to Lenin's tomb. (H/t Meagan!) [AutoEclectic]
We already know the Marussia B2 is a real car. That hasn't stopped Marussia from releasing these computer-generated press renderings for your viewing pleasure.
Another wild, weird, and mostly wunderbar day in Frankfurt, and another blitz of all the models that matter. If you missed our Day One coverage — head here or feast your eyes on our Day Two rundown below.
What happens when newly-monied Russians design a super car? You get the successor to the first Russian super car, the B1. It's the Marussia B2 and it's got looks to shame a Ferrari Enzo and, supposedly, a 420HP Cosworth mill.