Because Russian President Vladimir Putin wasn’t very enthusiastic about either the technology or design of his former ZIL state
saloon, Mercedes-Benz vehicles were used in his fleet for years. In order to be able to go back to a Russian make again in the future,
the Moscow-based engine development institute NAMI designed a new representative saloon, the Aurus Senat, on behalf of the government
and using state subsidies. With the support of Porsche Engineering, a state-of-the-art V8 hybrid drive system was created, from which
a 2-litre, four-cylinder hybrid was derived, which will be used by Lada in the future. Presented to the public for the first time at
Vladimir Putin’s inauguration in May 2018, the Aurus Senat is available in a S600 version with a length of 5.63 metres and a wheelbase
of 3.30 metres, as well as in the 700S stretch version with a length of 6.63 metres and a wheelbase of 4.30 metres.
This model is hand painted and polished to a beautiful finish and has a sealed body. Resin models are exceptionally accurate of scale, shape and detail. Each model is created using a variety of production processes, to achieve this precision. They are produced using a composite material referred to in the industry as “resin”. Photo etched parts, die-cutting, tampo printing and waterslide decals are often used for a most authentic replication.