13 May 2010 - 10:00
Marussia is a Russian car maker best known for the angular, angry B2 supercar. Now it has built an off-roader.
This off-roader is called the F2 SUV - named after the function button on your keyboard that has no obvious function - and it is described as ‘a multi-purpose vehicle for use in any weather situation'.
This is relieving. Most conventional SUVs, as you'll be aware, work perfectly well in the sunshine, but show them the merest hint of mizzle, fog or unspecified inclemency and they simply go to pieces.
The F2 has been designed for use as a police or army vehicle, and is packed with clever telecommunicationsy stuff. And very sharp corners.
No official word on what's under that felon-ploughing bonnet, but it'd be safe to assume it's the same 3.5-litre V6 found in the B2.
We'll bring you more details on the F2 if and when they emerge from deepest Russia.