The Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation has just released these images of the AURUS Senat sedan and limousine.
The new AURUS Senat is a product of the Unified Modular Platform (The Eight Modular Platform in Russian), also formerly known as Cortegiu, which originally envisaged the creation of a modular architecture (chassis) as well as a propulsion unit line hybrids based on V8 and V12 engines. A 9-speed automatic gearbox was developed for AURUS cars by another Russian company – KATE.
The AURUS Senat sedan is equipped with an all-wheel drive and a hybrid propulsion unit based on a 4.4-liter V8. The unit produces 598hp and 880Nm of torque and is further assisted by an electric motor with 40hp and 400Nm. It accelerates from the standstill and to a speed of 100km/h in just 6.0 seconds. Maximum speed is limited to 250km/h. The car also has four running modes: Auto, Sport, Comfort and All Road. It can also be armoured.
With a length of 5,630 mm long, a wheelbase of 3,300 mm, a ground clearance of 200 mm and a weight of 2,740 kilograms the AURUS Senat will make a grand entrance with many mistaking it for a Rolls Royce or Bentley.
Mass production is scheduled to start in mid-2020.