AURUS SENAT: THE LUXURY CAR ACCORDING TO RUSSIANS
In recent years the Russian government has shown its willingness to replace its German-made institutional vehicles with vehicles produced in the territory of the Russian Confederation to reaffirm its technological progress in the automotive sector.
For this reason, the NAMI of Moscow, the oldest Russian vehicle development center founded in 1918, was commissioned in 2013 to set up the so-called Kortež series which would include a minivan, a limousine and a sedan produced under the new Aurus brand .
After the presentation of the Senat L700 limousine for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the research center entrusted the Sollers company with producing the S600 variant for the civil market.
The car, whose design is markedly inspired by that of the recent Rolls-Royce, has the dimensions of a normal sedan and the cockpit has been equipped with numerous luxury options.
The control panel
At the price of 160,000 euros the Senat S600 offers electronically adjustable and heated leather seats, fine wood finishes, silk curtains, minibar, digital instrumentation, HUD, steering wheel controls, rear tablets and four-zone air conditioning.
The rear cockpit
A 4.4 32V V8 engine was fitted as an engine, combined with an electric motor which is controlled by a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 4.4 32V V8 engine
From the combined power of 661 hp with a torque of 880 Nm, the power unit manages to push the S600 up to a maximum speed of 250 km / h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6 seconds.
REVIEW OF THE SENAT S600
Considering the performance, the options and the price, the car seems to me an excellent economic choice for those who can't afford a Maybach or a Rolls-Royce, but what do you think?
Thank you to Valentina Zanola and Alessandro Renesis for the cooperation