Aurus’ Convertible Looks Like A Russian Take On The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

A handful of Aurus convertibles were recently spotted in Red Square and now we’re getting a better look at them as several drop tops were used in a military parade.

Aurus hasn’t said much about the model, but the videos show the convertible follows in the footsteps of the Senat sedan. However, big changes occur aft of the A-pillar as the convertible has two long doors and a less pronounced shoulder line.

Out back, there’s a unique rear end with a flatter trunk and a large compartment that houses a retractable soft top. Tvzvezda.ru also quotes the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade as saying the ride height has been reduced 20 mm (0.8 inches) compared to the sedan.

The interior largely carries over, but the convertibles used for the parade have a number of special modifications. These include the removal of the front passenger seat and the installation of a sturdy hand grip which people can use while standing up. The convertibles have also been equipped with microphones and “special moisture-proof materials” which can withstand the occasional rain or snow storm.

Like the Senat, the convertible has a hybridized V8 engine that produces 590 hp (440 kW / 598 PS) and 649 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which sends power and an all-wheel drive system.

It remains unclear if Aurus will offer a consumer version, but it would be an interesting competitor to the Rolls-Royce Dawn.

 

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Thanks to Mikhail for the tip!

  • TheBelltower

    Love it or hate it, is definitely makes an impression.

    • A FRIGHTENING ONE.

      • Paulbe

        Which the Zils of old could always do. Love them and love this.

  • AND THIS IS WHAT OUR PREZ WANTS TO EMULATE.

    • europeon

      All those years and we finally have the explanation for your caps: you’re just a triggered democrat.

    • Benjamin B.

      I didn’t vote for the president or H. Clinton either, but why did you feel politics had to be brought into this conversation? It’s a photo of a Russian knockoff of a British car. The Russians, while not as good at it as the Chinese, have been more successful copying western cars than making their own.

      • I WAS STRUCK BY THE PHOTO, IT REMINDED ME OF THE THIRD REICH WHICH REMINDS ME OF THE CURRENT SITUATION WE ARE IN. VOTING IS SOMETIMES A HARD CHOICE. NOT VOTING LEAVES THE CHOICE UP TO A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO DO.

  • Bash

    I actually think its not bad at all.

  • StuffyAnt

    It looks frightful. And a bit weird)))

    • diska

      it’s Russia bro

    • benT

      not so much a drophead as a dikhead

  • Benjamin B.

    Those headlights are from the Chrysler 300.

  • Greg Richards

    It looks like a cheap badly made Chinese knockoff Rolls Royce should sue.

  • Mark Leon

    I’d take one of these over any Rolls-Royce. If you ever worked on one you would understand. I don’t see much resemblance. I bet if you would try both in person, Rolls would feel like chinese knock-off.

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