With the Aurus Senat Sedan and Limousine gearing up for what will initially be a limited production run, the Russian luxury startup is also prepping a brand new version of the car, aimed at buyers who prefer to have the wind in their hair.
Despite the fact that these prototypes are shrouded in a thick layer of camouflage, the silhouette of the Aurus is easily recognizable given its large shape and size, as well as wheel design. The following footage comes courtesy of Yakunin_077, on location at the Red Square.
Oligarchs aren’t known for their patience
With the Aurus Senat sold out for both 2019 and 2020, it will surely be a while before this new convertible version finds its way into the hands of customers. The good news is that a new plant is scheduled to open late next year in Tatarstan, which should enable Aurus to increase production to 5,000 units per year.
As for what we feel is safe to assume in regards to the Senat’s convertible variant, it will feature the same standard safety tech as the four-door model, meaning adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking and a collision avoidance system with pedestrian recognition tech.
Meanwhile, power should come from the same hybridized 598 PS (590 HP) V8 engine, which also produces 649 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque in the Sedan, enabling it to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in roughly six seconds flat. Performance shouldn’t be that much different in the Convertible.
Then there’s pricing. The Aurus Senat costs upwards of 10 million rubles (some $152,000), so the Convertible will likely set you back a little bit more.
Thanks to Mikhail S. for the head’s up!