Russian media outlet R-Sport reports that sports car maker Marussia Motors has stopped making road cars and its employees in Moscow have "left the company en masse and joined a government-run technical institute." That suggests there won't be an evolution of the Cosworth-powered B2, the firm's second sports car that, two years ago, supposedly sold out its limited-to-500 run. That also suggests the F2 SUV and all those extra models have also been called in to meet the dodo.

This does not, however, mean the end of the Marussia Formula One team. Team spokesperson Tracy Novak said there's been no link between the car company and the F1 team "for some time," and that the F1 team is now controlled by Marussia Communications Limited. Novak wouldn't give any details on the new owners, which could be a company registered in Dublin, Ireland, but it appears that the enterprise is still a family matter, with Marussia Motors founder Nikolai Fomenko probably tucked away in there somewhere.

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      You know, I always liked their road cars. I think they looked like a proper super car. Not sure how well they drove. Not really surprising to see this happen, however.
      • 1 Year Ago
      back to lada
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      What's more incredible is the claim that they sold 500 of those ugly POS.
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      • 1 Year Ago
      This just in: Marussia F1 hopes also dead.
      Giorgio Taroni
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe isn't clear to you what's the thing indeed, just read the news: they've joined a gov plan to build innovative cars, NOT have closed and if you were in London you would have seen may of these Russian supercars in the most expensive places, even in Montecarlo, to me it's awesome, expresses the Russian style and have Cosworth engines. I love Marussia brand and the fact I'm Italian tells you it should have solid bases, awesome exoticcars
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Giorgio Taroni
        They are all company prototypes. Not a single cars was actually sold, unfortunately. I liked the B2.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not overly familiar with Marussia but the purple car in the above photos doesn't look bad at all.
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