Russian automaker “Aurus” has released a video showing its Senat sedan smashing into a barrier in epic crash test.
Serial production of the sedan priced at $274,000 (₦99 million before tax) is expected to begin in 2021.
Aurus targets customers in Africa and the Middle East, as well as European and Chinese buyers.
The two crash test dummies in the front seats emerge intact from the head-on collision despite the car’s front part being crumpled from the impact.
Russian automaker had earlier announced that the Aurus Senat sedan is already sold out for 2 years in advance after receiving an extensive pre-orders from customers around.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom rival was a response from Russia to overcome western sanctions by reducing its dependence on imported goods and technology.
The sedan is priced at $274,000 (₦99 million) in its basic configuration. This price excludes the cost of shipping and clearing in Nigeria.
The automaker is yet to announce the pricing for the Limousine version. The extended-wheelbase version is the type used by Russian President Vladimir Putin at his inauguration in 2017.
The automaker targets customers in Africa and the Middle East, as well as European and Chinese buyers. The luxury cars were initially designed for top Russian officials.
Several pilot sedans are set to roll off the production line in November of this year. Serial production of the Senat is expected to begin in 2021.