• Apr 22, 2006

Alright. So we’re a little shaky on our Russian, but we know an eye-catching piece of road sculpture when we see one. Enter the Rousseau-Balt Impression, a German conceived custom teardrop throwback with a heart of gold Mercedes. To be revealed today at the Concorso d'.Eleganza Villa d'.Este in Italy, the retro-mobile is the handiwork of the GERG GROUP, a design and prototype haus that has worked with companies like Audi, Seat, Bosch, and Eurocopter.

Forgive us for getting a bit lost in the translation, but as far as we can ascertain, this is a carbon-fiber chassis four-seat coupe, with its motivation courtesy Mercedes-Benz’s CL 65 AMG. Interestingly enough, the rear is said to be suitable for use as a sleeping compartment.

While built by a Deutsch concern, the Rousseau-Balt Impression appears to have been conceived by a team of Russian engineers and designers, thus its assertion as a Russian automobile.

The company plans to build around 10-15 copies based on the concept seen here.

Plenty of photographs and background at the link.

[Source: CarDesign.ru]

(Top tip, Greg!)



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      • 8 Years Ago
      It reminds me of one of those butt ugly cars you see driving around once and a while.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It reminds me of an early 20th Century Alfa Romeo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Take the front end design cues of the newest Alfas, mixed with a bit of the rear of the Alfa Ville D'Este coupe, with some Saoutchik art deco, and voila!
      • 8 Years Ago
      One more article about Russo-Baltique Impresion in English: http://www.auto-dealer.ru/articles/event_english.php?id=8247
      and official Russo-Baltique website (Russian/French only):
      http://russobaltique.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car has the same side panels as a Z4
      Steve
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like the car from the ambiguously gay superhero cartoon on Saturday Night Live.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree with #7 it looks like the car from ambiguously gay duo cartoon.

      Horible!

      --Noah
      L'Supreemo
      • 8 Years Ago
      Snoop Dog ordered the first three.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      From this angle is not bad at all.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Kind of reminds me of the Maybach Exelero. Not as extreme, but still the same idea, classic design in a modern form.

      http://www.autoblog.com/2005/05/12/wow-maybach-exelero/
      • 8 Years Ago
      This looks like some eagle-themed superhero's supercar. Would Harvey Birdman, Attorney-at-law drive this? :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Batmobile gone Platinum!