Putin Shows Off New Cortege Limo To Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, He’s Impressed

Russian President Vladimir Putin had the chance to show his all-new state Russian-made limo to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, nicknamed MbZ, during the latter’s visit in Moscow.

The video shows Putin inviting the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to sit in the back of the new state limo. Once the huge rear doors opened, it revealed a leather-appointed interior with a four-seat configuration in two rows facing each other, just like a proper limo.

“It’s very comfortable,” MbZ tells Putin. According to a translation provided on YouTube, the Crown Prince also commented that it’s better than his Mercedes. If any of our readers could provide a more accurate translation of what was said in the comments, we’d appreciate it.

Putin’s Russian State limo

The new state limousine is part of the Kortezh (Cortege) project, which aims to produce Russian-made vehicles, including a smaller sedan, an SUV and possibly even a minivan. The project only recently got an official name –AURUS.

AURUS is planning to put these limos into very limited production while the upcoming SUV will enter regular mass production and will be freely available to the public.

Russian officials have still to reveal any technical details of the new state limo, which is rumored to be the largest of its kind in the world and be powered by a turbocharged V12 with over 800hp. In fact, Porsche is responsible for the development of the new limo’s powertrain.

According to several reports, details of Putin’s latest ride will be made public at the end of August, during Moscow’s Auto Show.


Thanks to Abdul for the tip!

  • CarBrough

    Looks kinda tight back there for the size. Putin appears to be scraping his shoes on the “jump seat” in front of him…

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Oh yes, I remember this. The drunken love child from an old Chrysler 300 and a Rolls Royce.

  • kachuks

    Those hubcap looking wheels, though.

    • ProtectOurHeritage

      The ones like Bentley and Rolls-Royce continue to offer?


  • Pretty sure it’s called being polite, I mean would you say “My Mercedes Pullman is more comfortable and good looking”

  • JD

    Anytime when you need a translation from russian, you can write me on [email protected]. I am also a journalist in auto industry. )

  • Rzrlf

    of course he’s impressed. rich Arab princes have no taste, its all about the price tag

  • Ron

    The crazies all love him so he’s good.

  • S3XY

    Putin is badass


    • ProtectOurHeritage

      General Motors are clearly dragging their heels.

      Please note: Your keyboard appear broken. Is Caps Lock stuck on?


        • ProtectOurHeritage

          My comment wasn’t attempting to claim a conspiracy theory. I was just suggesting that GM is a fairly rubbish place to be sourcing cars for a President.

          I mean they aren’t even very good at selling cars. Look what happened to Saab, Vauxhall, Opel, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn, oh and the huge failings of Cadillac Europe.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Yes, they are playing games delaying our P r e s i d e n t ‘ s limo but it cant stall the inevitable…just like whining like a sore loser wont change the fact that T r u m p beat C l i n t o n in the election and H i l l a r y will never ever be P r e s i d e n t…

  • Moveon Libtards

    What is the difference between Putin, T r u m p, and Hitlery?

    Two of them actually became P r e s i d e n t, one never did.


  • Moveon Libtards
  • Moveon Libtards

    Meanwhile, Tesla is imploding…

    “According to data firm Second Measure, 23 percent of all Model 3 reservations have been canceled. Second Measure, which uses credit card and debit card information to generate its data, notes that April saw the highest percentage of Model 3 refunds. That’s the same month Tesla announced it was temporarily halting production of the Model 3.”

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Carrying around Hillary’s medical equipment would have been just as challenging, I guess.

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