In 2013, the Russian institute "NAMI" beganto develop vehicles of the Aurus family for the transportation of presidents and other protected persons. At the moment, only the Senat sedan and limousine have been officially released under this brand, but in the future the number of vehicles will increase. For example, the Ministry of Industry and Trade recently published a video of the first electric motorcycle, Aurus. So far, this is only a prototype, but it really works and some of its technical characteristics are already known. Within the framework of this article, I propose to figure out what features a new motorcycle and already released luxury brand cars have. And, of course, you are probably wondering how much does the car cost for the president and other important people?
The first electric motorcycle in Russia
It is reported that the Aurus electric motorcyclemeets all the requirements of the employees of the Federal Security Service. It is equipped with a 190 horsepower electric motor and accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.7 seconds. The appearance of the motorcycle is made in the same style as the Senat sedan and the unreleased Komendant crossover. It was very important for the developers that the vehicles were somewhat similar to each other. After all, the motorcycle is planned to be used to accompany the car in which important persons will ride. The power reserve of the electric motorcycle and its maximum speed are still unknown. Most likely, this information will be revealed when the final version of the motorcycle is ready. But when this will happen is still unknown.
It is worth noting, that in 2019 Harley Davidson temporarily stopped production of LiveWire electric motorcycles. The reason was pretty serious.
Russian President's car
Since 2018 by the car of the President of Russiais the aforementioned Aurus Senat. The armored vehicle is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine developed in collaboration with Porsche Engineering. Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes 4.7 seconds, and the maximum speed reaches 250 kilometers per hour.
Now comes the fun part. Cost of the basic version of the presidential AurusSenat was originally 18 million rubles. But at the end of February 2021, a new price was announced - 22 million rubles. But the cost of the Aurus motorcycle has not yet been named. But this is clearly not cheap transport, because we are talking about luxury technology.
Serial car Aurus Senat will begin to supplyfirst private customers at the end of spring 2021. But at the moment, nothing is known about the timing of the release of the electric motorcycle. As mentioned above, only the prototype was shown in the video, and not the final version. Most likely, the final product will be released after prototype testing.
Production is also set to begin in 2021crossover Aurus Komendant. At the moment, it is known that this four-wheel drive car will be equipped with an eight-cylinder engine with 598 horsepower. Unfortunately, there is no other information.
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Presidents drive cars only onrelatively short distances. But if they need to move to another country, they use planes. We have another, very detailed article about the aircraft of the presidents. In it, I talked about both Russian and American aircraft. In the United States, the president's planes are referred to as "Air Force One", which can be translated as "Board number one." And our most important aircraft is simply called the "Airplane of the President of Russia." In general, if you want to know more about them, as well as read about the very first presidential plane, follow this link.