- The Aurus Senat is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new limousine.
- It’s Russia’s answer to The Beast, America’s Cadillac-branded presidential limo.
- The Senat is actually the launch model in a new line of ultra-luxury cars that will be sold under the Aurus brand.
- The Aurus Senat is powered by a 598 horsepower, 4.4-liter, hybrid V8 engine hooked up to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
- Unfortunately, little is known about the defense capabilities and safety features built into the Russian presidential limo.
- The production Senat limo is expected to start at $160,000, Autoweek reported. Putin’s version certainly cost significantly more.
Where the President of the United States goes, The Beast will follow. The Beast isn’t his pet, but rather his presidential limousine.
Now, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a beast of his own.
In 2018, the State Research Center of the Russian Federation or NAMI introduced a new presidential limo called the Aurus Senat.
According to NAMI, the Senat is the launch model in a new line of ultra-luxury cars that will be sold under the Aurus brand.
This week, the company put the Aurus limo on display alongside the world’s automotive elite at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
"We decided to go to the Europen convention in Geneva because the Geneva Motor Show, I personally know from my business experience, is a show where you can really present luxury brands and luxury vehicles," Aurus CEO Hilgert Franz Gerhard said in an interview with Reuters. " We are not mainstream. We are doing something surprising because nobody expected a luxury brand from Russia.”
Here’s a closer look at Vladimir Putin’s new Aurus Senat limo:
This is the latest version of The Beast. It was built by General Motors for US President Donald Trump in 2018.
Like its predecessor, it’s badged as a Cadillac.
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This is the Aurus Senat. It is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new limo.
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