The presidential limousine from ZIL ready

 

Plant "ZIL" together with JSC "Depo-Zil" manufactured type Pullman limousine executive for the highest echelon of power. This is "News" chief executive "Depo-Zil" Sergei Sokolov.

  • At the disposal of "Izvestia" were exclusive photos of the new Russian ZIL limousine-4112R
  • At the disposal of "Izvestia" were exclusive photos of the new Russian ZIL limousine-4112R

Recently in the Ministry of Industry has already held its first meeting on the development of the Russian car for top officials. The main contenders for the establishment of the government machinery called GAZ and ZIL. The "motorcade" is estimated at € 1 billion, however, as it turned out, the prototype is ready and it cost much less.

Monolit against Mercedes Pullman

The project, called Monolit appeared in 2004, when the "Depo-Zil" ZIL accepted the offer of cooperation, at the same time it was created ZAO. Have developed a new body design sketches government limousine, and technical model in 1:5 scale, says Sokolov. In 2006 the project was revived, and in 2012, work was completed on the machine. Soon the car will be tested at the Dmitrov range, after which it must be approved. Now President Vladimir Putin drives a Mercedes-Benz S-Guard Pullman.

— A new model called the ZIL-4112R. The letter R — the first letter of the surname of Sergey Rozhkov — founder of "Depo-ZIL", who passed away last year. He did so much for the car, we decided to mention his name in the model name, — says Sergey Sokolov.

According to the SPARK database, the late Sergei Rozhkov is the founder of ZAO "Depo-Zyl," CEO of the company is currently listed his widow Tatiana Rozhkov.

According to Sokolov, the model ZIL-4112R designers wanted to show the continuity of the machine and continue the line of limousines executive class, which drove the country's leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. The plan was to re-design, interior ergonomics, driving characteristics, as well as the cooling system and power supply. No detail in the new car is not the same as the old one, says Sokolov. However, "Depo-Zil" putting their concept car in one line with the Maybach and Rolls Royce.

In the network a couple of years ago, was announced the design of a new ZIL limousine, designed by Svyatoslav Sahakian. According to Sokolov, no relation to the model of ZIL this design has not. Skin and 4112R, as well as the logo on a competitive basis to develop Moscow designer Gera Kalitin.

What's new in Zile

First of all, developers have started to address the weaknesses that were in the previous models. Thus, the engine has been changed — with the carburetor on the injector. Zilovskoye engine and gearbox specially developed by U.S. company Allison. Engine has not changed — 7.7 liters, added horsepower — from 315 to 400. Instead of a three-stage manual gearbox installed a new five-speed automatic gearbox. However, the car's suspension has not changed.

Old limousine was intended only for long trips, without halting at traffic lights. His technical ability is defined by high-speed and frequent stops it overheated and it installed a new cooling system and power supply, created by designers Zilovskoye. Limousine has six doors. In contrast, Rolls Royce limousines and Mercedes, the average door open Zile.

The new model have been set wheel diameter of 18 inches. This is due to the fact that the special bus "Granite" for the 16-inch wheels ZIL limousine produced only Moscow Tyre Plant. Because limousine weighs more than 3.5 tonnes, but it has the quality of high-speed cars (sprints to 200 km / h), find the proper tire for 16-inch wheels was impossible.

— Such tires on 18-inch comes in America, for large machines. We had to do more wheels — says Sokolov.

Interior of the vehicle is made by the type of Pullman, when sitting opposite each other. The counter seats retract automatically. Changed boot ergonomics: before it found room one diplomat, because the trunk inserted into a large spare tire, it was removed at the floor. In hind wings placed HVAC equipment: the right side in the passenger cabin temperature can be set one on the left — the other. In addition, the 4112R completely changed the system of energy supply. Generator power is increased from 100 to 150 amps, enough for the bus, said Sokolov.

While the concept car is not armored. As they say in the factory, armored version, you may be after the approval of the existing model and negotiations with the government — then it will be possible to order the capsule. In the "Depo-Zil" evasive say about investors of the project. With the representative of the Executive Secretary of Victor Hrekova "News" could not be reached.

— The project is sponsored by a group of enthusiastic enough rich people — Sokolov said.

ZIL does not exclude the possibility of starting serial production of executive cars for the second-tier power.

 

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