Russian specialty sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors has marked the start of production of the B1 and B2 models with the grand opening of their first showroom in Moscow.

Russian specialty sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors has marked the start of production of the B1 and B2 models with the grand opening of their first showroom in Moscow located at 17 Tverskaya Street. 

First unveiled in late 2008, the B1's original design included a hybrid powerplant but has since been dropped.  The second model is the jet fighter inspired B2.  Both models featuring a mid-mounted 3.5-liter V6 from Cosworth is available in three power levels: 300, 360 ad 420 horsepower. Not the most powerful supercar around, but Marussia insists the power level is competitive given the weight of 1100 kg (2,425 lbs).  This allows a sprint to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. 

Priced at around 100,000 euros, Marussia has supposedly collected a healthy amount of orders.  By 2014 Marussia plans to produce up to 10,000 cars per year.  This includes a third Marussia F2 SUV model slated for market launch in the spring 2011 followed by a September surprise in Frankfurt.

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Marussia production begins; first show room opened in Moscow [video]