The presidential limousine ZIL ready

Recently, the Ministry of Industry has already held its first meeting on the development of the Russian car for the first persons of the state. The main contenders for the establishment of government machinery called GAZ and ZIL. The "Cortege" is estimated at 1 billion euros, but, as it turned out, the prototype is ready, and it cost much cheaper. Correspondents "Izvestia" concept car lifted on September 3 about the sixth shop of the plant ZIL.






"Monolith" against Mercedes Pullman

The project, called Monolit appeared in 2004, when the "Depot Zil" ZIL accepted an offer of cooperation, while the CJSC was established. Sketches were developed body design of the new government limousine, and technical model in a scale of 1: 5, said Sokolov. In 2006 the project was revived, and this year the work on the machine has been completed. In the near future the car will be tested at the Dmitrov proving ground, after which it must be approved. Now President Vladimir Putin drives a Mercedes-Benz S-Guard Pullman.

- The new model called the ZIL-4112R. The letter "P" - the first letter of the names of Sergei Rozhkov - founder of "Depot Zil", who died last year. He did so much for the car, we decided to mention his name in the model name, - says Sergey Sokolov.

The late Sergei Rozhkov is the founder of ZAO "Depo-ZIL", CEO of the company is currently listed his widow Tatyana Rozhkova.

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, Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. The plan to change the design, ergonomics of the cabin, ride quality, as well as the cooling system and power supply. No detail in a new car is not the same as the old one, says Sokolov. However, the "Depot Zil" put your concept car in a line with the Maybach and Rolls Royce.

In the network a few years ago was announced the new design Zilovskoye limo, designed Svyatoslav Saakyan. According to Sokolov, no relation to the model ZIL this design has not. Appearance 4112R as well as its emblem on a competitive basis to develop Moscow designer Gera Kalitin.




What's new in the ZIL

First of all, developers have begun to address the weaknesses that were in the previous models. So, it has changed the type of engine carburetor on Injection. Zilovskoye Engine and gearbox specially developed American company Allison. Displacement has not changed - 7, 7 liters, adding the number of horsepower from 315 to 400. Instead of a three-stage manual gearbox installed a new five-speed automatic transmission. However, the car's suspension has not changed.

Old limousine intended only for long trips, thus did not provide a stop at traffic lights. His technical ability is defined by high speeds and with frequent stops it from overheating, so installed a new cooling system and power, created by Russian designers. The limousine has six doors. Unlike limousines Rolls Royce and Mercedes, in the middle doors open ZIL.




On the new model have been established the wheel diameter of 18 inches. This is due to the fact that special tires "Granite" for the 16-inch wheels Zilovskoye limousines let alone Moscow Tyre Plant. Due to the fact that weighs as much as a limousine truck - more than 3, 5 tons, but it has the quality of high-speed cars - accelerates to 200 km / h, to find the proper tires for 16-inch wheels it was impossible.

- Such tires on 18-inch available in America, for large machines. We had to make the wheel more - says Sokolov.




The car salon is made on the type of Pullman, where seats are arranged on top of each other. Counter seating retract automatically. Changed the boot ergonomics: in the past it could squeeze one diplomat, because it was inserted in the trunk of a large spare tire. Tu removed under the floor. In the wings of climatic equipment placed: on the right side of the cabin you can adjust the temperature of the one on the left - the other. In addition, the 4112R reversed electrical supply system. If earlier it produces 100 amps, it is now up to 150. The generator is well suited for the electrical supply of the bus continues Sokolov.




While the concept car is not armored. As they say in the factory armored version will be available after approval by the existing model, and negotiations with the authorities - then it will be possible to order the capsule. In the "Depot Zil" evasive answers about the project investor. With manager of Victor Hrekova representative could not be reached.

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

In the "Depot Zil" not exclude the possibility of the start of serial production of executive cars for the second echelon.



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