Putin’s New Limo Unveiled At His Inauguration Ceremony

Vladimir Putin has been inaugurated as President of Russia for the fourth time and his inauguration ceremony had a special guest – his new presidential limo.

Used to transport the president to the Grand Kremlin Palace, the presidential limo was developed as part of the Cortege / Kortezh project. The model looks a little bit like a Rolls-Royce knockoff as it features a large rectangular grille with a large Auros badge at the top. The grille is flanked by LED-infused headlights and large air intakes which feature chrome surrounds.

Moving further back, we can see a sculpted hood and a presidential flag mounted on the front fender. The model also has Rolls-Royce inspired mirrors and wheels.

The limo features plenty of chrome trim as there are bright window surrounds and a small chrome strip which runs the entire length of the vehicle. Given that this is a presidential limousine, it comes as little surprise the model has LED emergency lights and a variety of antennas on the roof for secure communications.

Technical specifications remain unconfirmed but a video from Russia Today suggests they will be “made public in the next couple of days.” Regardless of what’s under the hood, previous photos have shown the presidential limo has a luxurious interior with leather seats, wood trim and metallic accents. The rear passenger compartment where Putin sits has four individual seats which face each other and are separated by a full-length center console.

The presidential limo is just one of the many different vehicles developed as part of the Cortege / Kortezh project. In the future, we can expect to see a more traditional sedan, a crossover and possibly even a minivan.

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  • Bash

    Wouldn’t it be much cheaper if they simply built a stretched 300c?

    • Jay

      Yes which is why they went even cheaper and got china to clone it and add some Rolls Royce in there too.

    • pjl35

      You honestly think that Putin of all people is concerned with saving money so that he can be driven around in an American-made Chrysler??

    • paulgdeaton

      Chrysler has already called the Kremlin; they want their front end back…

    • Christian

      Prof that racisme still exist…Your joke got 11 likes…mine only got 7….WTF! MINE WAS LIKE TOTALLY more funnier…

      • Blake Stafford

        No. Your comment isn’t funnier. It’s the kind of comment a small child would make.

      • Beelzaboot teriaksun

        lol kid. I upvoded his comment and downvoted yours because this is actually how the world works. Life is unfair. Deal with it.

        late edit: your “joke” shows you’re trying way too hard. Dial down and grow up

        • Christian

          WOW! WOW! No wonder trump won…

          • Beelzaboot teriaksun

            the joke’s on you buddy, I hate Trump . and furthermore, i’m not from the us

          • Christian


          • Beelzaboot teriaksun

            …says the guy who wrote ” WTF! MINE WAS LIKE TOTALLY more funnier…SAD!”

          • Tumbi Mtika

            He’s baiting you.

          • Christian

            Why don’t you go away from my safe space and enjoying your white privilege life?

    • Shane

      Can Russian afford a stretched 300C?

    • ak47

      Which bit of the Russian limo exactly resembles the cart of wheels c300 or whatever it is called? Go and fetch your specs to have a closer look. In the perverted psyche of russophobes apparently all Russian products have western junk in their origin. Truly pathetic and ignorant

      • Bash

        Just go play somewhere else.

      • paulgdeaton

        We took a closer look – and it still looks like a 300C rip-off.

        Of course, I guess you are trying to tell us it is a beautiful, uniquely-Russian design, based on the classic and timeless qualities of Russian heritage and craftsmanship… right?

        I think you need to lay off the vodka-in-the-morning routine…

        • ak47

          You, depraved seppo russophobes are parodies on humans. You are human rip off and utterly pathetic at that too. How come with your 300C (guess for Crap), are objects of ridicule and jokes in Europe and Japan? You brag about your cart on wheels but have not learnt to make decent cars. Modern Ladas are more advanced that the heap of scrap you stamp out.

          • paulgdeaton

            Modern day Lada = decades old Fiat

            Although, to be fair, the newest Ladas are Renault and Dacia clones, because Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi have taken over Lada. Proof the Russians by themselves never could get anything right.

            Probably drank too much vodka again…

          • ak47

            Wrong answer, brain fcked nitwit. Modern Ladas are indigenous design and more advanced than the coffins you drive. 80% of all cars sold in Russia of all makes are domestically made. Just as the rockets that take your flabby ar$es into space.

  • Christian

    When a Nice Rolls-Royce ends up bagning a dirty old Chrysler 300C… Kinda just like lady and the tramp 2…

    • Shane

      Lady and the Tramp Stamp.

  • Alban Gojani

    Looks like a GTA Rolls-Royce…pretty much what most of us expected.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I heard it has a sport exhaust that sounds like this: putin putin putin putin putin putin putin putin putin Custom made out of 24K gold of course because as all Russian Oligarchs say “Opulence, I has it”

    And the world thinks OUR leader is a putz? LOL!

    • Jay


  • CJKnox

    ” Putin’s New Limo Unveiled ”

    Two words. Rolls-Royce Ripoff

    • emjayay

      Or is that three?


    A drunken one night stand between a Rolls Royce and an old 300.

    • Jay

      Let’s be honest would It really look better if they were solber?

      • LWOAP


      • Tumbi Mtika

        Would it happen if they were sober?

  • Ilbirs

    21st century’s ZIL

  • Six_Tymes

    Looks pretty good actually

  • Six Thousand Times

    Ugly – like the communist era is back again.

    • ak47

      The monstrosity on wheels successive war criminals aka US presidents are driven around in set the ugly threshold. Putin’s car is stately and imperial in comparison – the best looking limo there has ever been.

      • paulgdeaton

        It probably contains a special compartment for the poison Putin uses against his perceived “enemies”…

      • LWOAP

        Putin fan no doubt.

        • paulgdeaton

          I think the Russian troll farm is starting to infiltrate this website…

        • ak47

          A mind-fkd ignoramus no doubt – one that believes he lives in a democracy, which in fact a vile dictatorship invading and destroying states on a pack of lies, murdering millions with impunity, sponsoring terrorists and Saudi despots.

      • Six Thousand Times


  • Thunderbolt

    Will it outrun a missle strike ?

  • Chrysler 300 + Rolls Royce = Totally Russian Gangsta’

  • DM

    I see Flying Spur / Mulsanne in the back

  • LJ

    I’m surprised Russia even wastes their time faking elections anymore.

  • haudit

    They could have at least made sure that every piece of the chrome window surround lined up straight. I’ve seen 10-year-old Fiestas with better alignment. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/193c4c4c382225380a693fd71baa16156b596cfb45ccd25d46d70bfc517d2b74.jpg

  • sidewaysspin

    Why not just buy a Phantom instead of making a second rate attempt at copying it?

  • Jason Panamera

    Putin Mobile. So he will be the only person who uses this car, ever. So literally this car should be called Chrysler 1945 or something.

  • Autoexperte

    with Bentley engine from the “enemy” Great Britain modificated by Porsche in Germany

    They can´t built cars, the Lada saloon was a Fiat 124 and the new Ladas works with old Dacia/Renault technology

  • Blake Stafford

    Soon to feature radioactive poison when Putin’s underlings turn on him.

  • Autoexperte
    • Tumbi Mtika

      Nice Mercedes.

  • TheBelltower

    If Kia were to knock-off a Rolls Royce, this would be it.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Kia would do a far better job, don’t insult Kia like that.

      • TheBelltower


  • Autoexperte
    • Autoexperte
      • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

        Amazing post
        And yeah I think it’s self prestigious

      • emjayay

        Great photos. Most of them are not armored anything near the degree that the US Cadillac and the Russian limo are. The Cadillac looks particularly bad. I always thought it was unacceptable. Those side windows are about an inch think and look it, unlike on the Putinmobile. You can see in the black framing behind the windshield like on the Cadillac that something similar is going on, but it’s a lot slicker. I always thought the Cadillac was a pretty crudely disguised armored personnel carrier. I think it’s on a Suburban chassis.

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          The Cadillac isn’t a Cadillac at all, it just somewhat looks like one. It is based off of the GM TopKick which is a heavy duty, commercial truck. The windows are actually five inches thick.

          It is by far one of the heaviest armored non-military vehicles on the road. It has more in common with a tank than a car.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        The quality starts to drop when we get to France.

    • LWOAP

      That Lancia is hideous.

    • Marty

      All of a sudden the Russian one doesn’t look so bad anymore.

    • ak47

      What a piece of $hit – suits the war criminals, invaders and destroyers of states that are driven in this coffin though.

      • paulgdeaton

        Yep… invaders of Ukraine, Chechnya, Georgia…. determined to destroy sovereign states in a futile attempt to make Russia seem relevant again…

  • Bob

    This looks like a Rolls Royce that grew up in a Trailer Park.

  • Trocadero

    I don’t know why but this reminds me of a Coleman Milne Funeral car, a stretch limo conversion built in Bolton, which is England for those who don’t know.

  • So the world’s 10th largest economy only (behind Italy…) spends billions to create a limo for their leader. Bravo Russia, money well spent.

    • ak47

      World’s 6th largest economy on PPP basis.

      1 China[n 1] 23,122,027
      — European Union[n 2] 20,852,702
      2 United States 19,362,129
      3 India 9,446,789
      4 Japan 5,405,072
      — Eurasian Economic Union[n 3] 4,695,917
      — Mercosur[n 4] 4,277,750
      5 Germany 4,149,573
      6 Russia 4,000,096
      — Gulf Cooperation Council[n 5] 3,400,060
      7 Indonesia 3,242,966
      8 Brazil 3,219,129
      9 United Kingdom 2,880,254
      10 France 2,826,456

  • What a waste of money compare to the status of Russian economy, and don’t forget they will make an SUV version out of this.


    The current one is from 2008 back when Obama was inaugurated. I’m hearing there is already a replacement made but I haven’t seen it in public yet.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It’s derivative. Move along.

  • Emoto

    Rolls Royceski!

  • paulgdeaton

    I haven’t seen much difference…

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