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Russias first sports car does not disappoint

COVER: WHEELSANDMOREBentley Continental Ultrasports 702


See how WTW Inc. President, Diko Sulahian, rolls.

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The first Russian sports car MARUSSIA was engineered on the basis of a new special chassis, created by Russian engineers. It is a fast sports car with wonderful aerodynamic characteristics.

The main requirement for the production is the use of the high-tech materials and components. Ideologists of the project Nikolay Fomenko and Yefim Ostrovsky believe that innovations and reliability are the key factors of the production under MARUSSIA trademark. Among the main car characteristics one can see a unique design of the vehicle exterior, which can be chosen in person; high operating performance; comfortable city driving.

Uniqueness of the concept is that of several completely different in design and color vehicle bodies can fit sole chassis. Together with the outside appearance, the interior design may be changed also to match colour and shape of the body. Finally, in spite of all changes the character and driving facilities of the car will remain unchanged. So, off-the-shelf product becomes an exclusive car, which has no analogues in the world.


The first automobile Marussia is equipped with a 3.5 litre petrol engine providing 240bhp. Along with several kinds of outside appearance, the expansion of production range and creation of vehicles of other classes is planned: in particular, more popular among customers, five seats four-wheel drive SUV. A racing version of the car, which is being developed now, will be engineered with respect to contemporary auto racing technologies. At present MARUSSIA is a mid-engined vehicle, but the working on a front- and rear-engined versions of chassis has been already started.




The interior of the MARUSSIA vehicle is a product of Italian and Russian designers teamwork. The interior of the car is a harmonious extension to the swift beauty and completeness of the cars exterior, being a perfect match to the colour and shape of the body. The interior decorations have been chosen carefully according to the principles of ecological compatibility and comfort to satisfy the requirements of the most sophisticated customers.

The main part of the interior is made of expensive durable material leather, that goes together with the modern and convenient surface of plastic elements and SOFT TOUCH gear sticks. Another material used in the interior is high-tech textile with 3D plaiting. The unique designer solution is the M-shaped instrumental panel that goes well with the outline of the body and reminds of the MARUSSIA logos contours.

The interior design unites elite style and classical comfort with sports and high technology. The concept of the MARUSSIAs design is reflected by the integration of classical leather upholstery and innovative multimedia technology including LCD monitors.

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Wheelsandmore, German individual tuner for sports- and supersportscars, has revealed their custom modifications on the Bentley Continental Supersports.

With serial power about 630 hp the Bentley Continental Supersports already is the most powerful and fastest sportscoupe ever built by Bentley. But Wheelsandmore thought of much more and developed an ecu upgrade, combined with a handmade, stainless steel exhaust system. With special sportcatalysts, the ecu upgrade and within a remote controlled valve flap system, they increased the power up to 702 bhp and 650 lb-ft of torque.


As the Bentley Supersports is not only coming with the biggest engine, but also with one of the biggest carbonceramic brakes, measuring 16.54 inches, Wheelsandmore got to use all their experience and know how to construct special wheels for perfect handling and outstanding visual appearance. The 3-piece lightweight wheel set is outfitted with C-Sport model sizing 10,5x21 with Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres front and rear, wearing an enormous 4,5 outisde lip in the rear. A special tyre approval allows a giant highspeed at 209 mph. In this case the wheels are painted completely matte black with a red racestripe, but wheelsandmore is able to offer unlimited color and surface combinations.



Finally the suspension can be switched up and down by using an electronic lowering module from Wheelsandmore called LowMaXX, which lifts up the car automatically around 0.79 inches at a speed of 44 mph to recover comfort and safety.

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The Ferrari F430 Scuderias mission statement is clear: To bring the racecar experience to the streets, legally. This mantra is evident inside-out from the cars aluminum monocoque core all the way to the smallest details like the titanium springs and exhaust system that help to shave weight compared to the stock F430. No compromises were made in making the F430 Scuderia, Ferraris fastest road-going car ever.


From the deletion of carpet and sound deadening to the use of lightweight Lexan instead of glass for the rear engine cover, everything in the racers bag of tricks was thrown at the Scuderia. In case you were wondering, Scuderia literally means stable of horses in Italian and in the case of this special edition F430, that stable is 510 ponies strong. By decreasing weight, lowering the cars center of gravity and increasing power, Ferraris engineers achieved the perfect balance of acceleration, handling and braking for the track, while allowing the car to remain just civilized enough for the road.

So youd have to be a masochist to employ this punishing racer as your daily driver, right? And only an absolute maniac would think that he could improve upon the Scuderias looks, sound and performance right? Maybe not with over 25yrs experience in the automotive aftermarket, Diko Sulahian, president of WTW Inc., the manufacturer of luxury wheel brands Giovanna, Gianelle, Koko Kuture and GFG Forged Modular Wheels, www.wtwcorp. com knows a thing or ten about making the worlds finest cars even better. Diko is notorious for his rotating sta