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Posted: 11 Apr 2014
Marussia Motors is no more
Marussia Motors is Russia's first sports car manufacturer. Founded in 2007, it has been responsible for the B1, B2 and, more recently, this strange, pointy F2 SUV.
But now it seems Marussia might be ma-resting in peace. Russian motorsport site rsport.ru reports this week that the company has ditched its car-making operations, with staff departing en masse.
"The supercar project was ambitious, but it is disappointing that it was unable to get to market," a spokesman is reported as saying, confirming Marussia had ceased to build cars.
We're told the travails of Marussia Motors will have no effect on the Marussia F1 outfit, which is a separate company owned by Marussia Communications Limited. "There is no link between the two companies, financially or technically," the spokesman said. "The F1 team has been a independent operation for some time."
Lil' Max shall be relieved.