When it comes to choosing the car we are going to drive we might get a bit silly, because well, we all want to drive the best cars. But, what can we expect from a president who buys a car? Check out the entirely bespoke creation that will soon be the primary transport for the most important man in Russia- Vladimir Putin.
This isn’t an existing car. It uses a 4.6-litre turbocharged Porsche engine with 592bhp and 650lb ft of torque, but otherwise, it’s apparently an entirely bespoke project designed and specified by the Russian government in tandem with Porsche and Bosch. Stick that in your Cadillac truck-based pipe and smoke it, President Trump. The whole thing is rumored to have cost around £85 million to develop, although that cost covers the price of building other body styles, too. There’s said to be a range incoming, from a saloon to an MPV and even an SUV.
Details on how it’s kitted out are naturally a little thin on the ground. It’s called the Cortege project and uses as few non-Russian parts as possible. Even the heavy-duty automatic gearbox attached to the German engine is a Russian-made nine-speeder.
The vaguely Mercedes-ish, vaguely Rolls-Royce-ish limo is certain to have inches of armor plate, most likely a closed, purified air supply and various means of communication designed to function even in an Armageddon scenario. it’s also likely to weigh about as much as Moscow.