Russia’s Rolls-Royce, The Kortezh, Looks A Lot Like A Rolls-Royce

Russia has being developing a fleet of new vehicles through its Kortezh (Cortege) project for the past couple of years and the second model in the family is edging closer to production.

The Kortezh project will provide vehicles for top government officials and intends on spawning an automaker dubbed Aurus, producing a total of four different models. The first, a presidential limo for Vladimir Putin, has already been previewed, and this clip shows a large sedan in the midst of testing.

It will join an SUV and a minivan in the Aurus line-up and is expected to be powered by a V8 engine with around 650 hp, and mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Like Putin’s limo, the sedan will adopt an exterior design that strongly resembles the Rolls Royce Phantom and Ghost saloons.

As we previously reported, between 4000 and 5000 units of the limo, sedan, SUV and minivan are expected to be produced, indicating that the vehicles won’t just be available to Russian dignitaries but also to wealthy members of the public.

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  • LWOAP

    Second rate Russian knockoff. I want one.

    • Eunos

      It’ll be very shitty knock-off, so there’s no reason to want one

      • LWOAP

        Sure there is.

  • Ray Filetti

    Specifically for “Government officials”! This will be the biggest selling car in Russia. What a lumbering piece of rubbish.

  • AT FIRST GLANCE I THOUGHT IT WAS THE CONTINENTAL. A VIDEO IN RUSSIAN WITH RUSSIAN SUBTITLES IS KIND OF USELESS.

  • Bash

    I’m not sure if i like it really. gotta see the final car.

  • Marty

    Since I think modern Rolls Royce has a lot to thank Russian army trucks for when it comes to styling, this is only fair. 🙂

  • KareKakk

    The video shows a V12 with 48valves, and that could be interesting…

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    What a stupid video. They probably hacked in to RR and stole designs and tech.

    • James Leate

      The wheels aren’t half the height of the car (a Rolls Royce golden design rule).

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