6 April 2014
The project of the first Russian sports car manufacturer finally came to an end: Marussia Motors dismissed all staff. This information was posted to the website Cardesign.ru by ex-employees of the Nikolai Fomenko’s company. One of them even gave a “farewell” photo.
The Marussia B1 was presented in December 2008. Then they manufactured one more sports car – the B2 model – and the F2 crossover. In 2010, the company opened the showroom in the centre of Moscow and even started to take pre-orders, but production of vehicles wasn’t organized.
The project was “re-started” in 2012: Marussia Motors concluded an agreement with Finnish company Valmet Automotive about structural modification of the B2 sport car and arrangement of its production in Finland. These plans were not destined to be implemented.