We’ve reached out to Aurus for additional information on the Senat and Limo models and and we’ll updated this post when / if we hear back. In the meantime, our photographers have sent us a multitude of images of the two models from the Geneva Motor Show that we’ve included in the gallery below. (Updated 3/6/2019)
Currently on display in Geneva, these Russian-made luxury vehicles incorporate a number of Rolls-Royce styling cues and were prominently featured during Vladimir Putin’s inauguration last year.
The most notable is the armored limousine which reportedly measures 21.7 feet (6,630 mm) long and has a massive 14.1 feet (4300 mm) wheelbase. Those dimensions dwarf the Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase and even the old Maybach 62.
The Senat sedan is significantly smaller, but it’s not tiny by any stretch of the imagination. Instead, it measures 18.4 feet (5630 mm) long with a wheelbase that spans 10.8 feet (3300 mm).
While the exterior styling isn’t exactly ground breaking, the cabin is undeniably luxurious as it features premium leather upholstery, wood trim and metal accents. The cars are also pretty high-tech as they have a digital instrument cluster, a widescreen infotainment system and a dual screen rear entertainment system.
Like Bentley and Rolls-Royce, Aurus offers an extensive personalization service which enables buyers to customize virtually every aspect of the interior.
Power is provided by a hybridized V8 engine that produces 590 hp (440 kW / 598 PS) and 649 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. It enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km) in approximately six seconds, while the limousine can accomplish the same task in roughly nine seconds.
In terms of safety, the Senats come standard with an assortment of driver assistance systems including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and a collision avoidance system with pedestrian recognition technology. The model also has a blind spot warning system and a traffic sign recognition system.
Aurus is currently accepting pre-orders, but noted production is extremely limited at the moment. However, a new plant is slated to open late next year in Tatarstan and this should enable Aurus to boost production to 5,000 units annually.