2019 Aurus Senat: up close and personal with Russia’s presidential car

If you think it looks like a Rolls-Royce, then you’re right

Try to hold on to anything you knew about luxury before watching the video below, because Vladimir Putin’s new presidential car has bucketloads of it.

Officially unveiled not so long ago at the Moscow Motor Show, the Aurus Senat brought on stage pretty much what everybody expected: simply put, opulence.

Sure, given the right conditions, you could easily mistake if for a Rolls-Royce but keep in mind that this limousine is not the work of a copycat.

Developed with precious input from Porsche and NAMI (the latter being Russia’s Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute), the Senat relies on an electrified 4.4-liter V8 powertrain that makes, all in all, 446 kW (598 hp) channeled through a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive setup.

Clearly, there’s not point in describing what Organi Car’s video below renders best - the limo’s interior, that is - so all you need to do now is head below and take a hefty dose of visual opulence. Hopefully, it’ll make the Monday blues go away. Or not.

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