Valmet's Dawn Spills onto the Geneva Floors, Company Announces Deal with Marussia to Build the B2

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If you're still trying to figure out what you're looking at in this pictures, you're not alone. Many have tried but few have succeeded to decode Valmet Automotive's Dawn concept car, which was presented at the 82nd Geneva International Auto Salon this week.

And while some of you may think it's a Le Mans prototype that was forgotten in the oven, the Finnish company tells us that the Dawn is an EV Demonstrator that "combines our achievements in EV component development, our integrator role and our visionary ideas". But that's about all we get on the concept car from Valmet.

In other news, the Finnish company that assembles the Fisker Karma announced a new strategic partnership with Russia's first high-performance car brand Marussia Motors for the engineering and manufacturing of its B2 model.

"We believe in the success of the Marussia B2. We chose Valmet Automotive as our engineering and manufacturing partner because of their experience and competencies. They are also geographically close to us and provide excellent logistical contacts to our main markets", says Nikolay Fomenko, President of Marussia Motors.

Valmet Automotive said that it will provide the project management and a range of engineering and manufacturing services in order to bring the B2 into production. The manufacturing itself will take place at the Valmet Automotive Uusikaupunki plant in Finland in the end of 2012 or during 2013,

"We are most pleased with the Marussia agreement. The Marussia B2 sports car is a perfect fit to the Valmet Automotive strategy and company image because we specialize in premium car engineering and manufacturing", commented Ilpo Korhonen, President of Valmet Automotive.