Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ''Beast'' with V12 Porsche engine

The Russian President has shown that he's no ordinary car fan, but classy and highly-selective, especially when it comes to his entourage. His new state car Kortezh (in German, means Escort) was shown off at his inauguration as a fourth term president in Moscow. It's more of a Russian-customized Limo Rolls-Royce with a Porsche engine!

Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ''Beast'' with V12 Porsche engine

At the ceremonial ceremony, the new Russian "Beast" was the eye-catcher when Putin drove through the Russian government district for the first time. The black super sedan is reminiscent of the appearance of a Rolls-Royce and brims with the latest security technology. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ''Beast'' with V12 Porsche engine
Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ''Beast'' with V12 Porsche engine

With the premiere in May, the Kortezh comes much earlier than expected, originally it should be presented in August. Spicy: Putin has his new "Beast" rather than US President Donald Trump, who still has to wait for his state car. Here's a video of the first trip with the Kortezh:


Further "Kortezh" models planned

Putin's new vehicle will be powered by a Porsche-developed V12 turbo engine with up to 6.6 liters and over 800 hp. In addition to the now presented sedan, an SUV and a minivan of the series are planned as part of the so-called "Kortezh" project. The "Kortezh" vehicles are intended for the free market and are available to anyone interested. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ''Beast'' with V12 Porsche engine

However, the over-the-counter version is offered with slight differences to the president's soda. The US portal motor1.com According to the Normalo variant should have a good 650 hp and a nine-speed automatic transmission on board. By 2020, the production of each 4000 to 5000 vehicles is planned.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ''Beast'' with V12 Porsche engine

Source: Autobild

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