A prototype of the latest Russian mid-engined sports car, Rossa (an acronym for “Russian Sports Cars”), was presented today in Moscow.. The ideologist of the project was the famous racing driver Roman Rusinov, and the chief designer was Igor Ermilin, who previously worked as the chief designer at Marussia Motors. Therefore, design intersections with Marussia are not accidental. Moreover, the Rossa is based on a monocoque from the Marussia B1.
Rear suspension with double wishbones mounted on a subframe, it is possible to change the ground clearance. Wheels – 20-inch. The front calipers are six-piston, the rear calipers are four-piston. Among the “conveniences” are electric power steering, air conditioning, ABS (sports).
The prototype received a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine with an output of about 680 hp. The production version will have a more compact unit, with a volume of 5.0 liters, but the power will be increased to 800 hp. It will be paired with a sequential gearbox, the promised acceleration to 100 km/h is in 3.2 seconds, and the maximum speed is 380 km/h.
Already from the external design it is clear that Rossa is focused on racing, in particular in the GT2/GT3 classes. The GT3 class implies a production of 400 cars, so in theory the Rossa could get a road version. A racing car of this class costs 500-700 thousand. euro, the production version will obviously be more expensive. Testing of the Rossa on race tracks will begin in 2024.