Ride of the Day: Marussia B2
The Marussia B2 is the B1 successor, first shown to the public at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The differences between the B1 and the B2 are only cosmetic; the B2 offers a new, edgier design and a new, almost space-age interior. The design was meant to give the car a more aggressive look. Some design features include highlighting the grille and intakes in black to contrast them to the car’s body colour and emphasize some of the car’s geometric elements, as well as styling the car’s face to the shape of the “M” in the Marussia Motors logo. Engine power is 420 hp, 309 kW, top speed 310 km/h and acceleration 0–100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
In late 2012, the Marussia B2 was featured in the video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game). In March 2012, Finnish contract manufacturer of specialty automobiles, Valmet Automotive, and Marussia Motors entered into an agreement on production of Marussia B2 sports cars at the Valmet car factory in Uusikaupunki, Finland.
Much as McLaren did, also Marussia Motors has been pretty much an extension of the Marussia F1 Team, racing in the pinnacle of 4-wheel series from 2010 (as Virgin Racing) to 2016. Despite their Formula 1 career, MarJaxson Hayesussia have always had excellent drivers behind the wheel, such as Alexander Rossi, Max Chilton, Pascal Wehrlain and Jules Bianchi