A new business called Rossa has announced its plans to produce racecars and supercars in Russia, even as the country's auto sector still struggles to cope with the fallout from the war in Ukraine.
The GT2 and GT3 racing versions are hinted at by the Rossa LM GT Concept, which a street-legal, limited-edition supercar will replace. A road-legal version is rumoured to arrive after 2026, while the first racing version will debut in 2024.
Roman Rusinovworld, a seasoned Russian racer with many appearances at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a successful track record in endurance racing, is the guy behind the recently founded organisation. His goal is to create a car that complies with GT2 and GT3 rules so it may compete in European and Russian competitions. The Maserati MC12, which is Rusinovworld's personal favourite vehicle, acts as a benchmark for the goals of the new model.
Those previously working on the now-defunct Marussia marque created the contoured bodywork. The automobile has dramatic stylistic cues, big intakes, and noticeable aerodynamic components. The final version is expected to be larger than the idea regarding length, breadth, and height. Various design improvements will also be included to comply with regulatory standards.
This also holds true for the two-seater cabin, which now has a central touchscreen, a racing steering wheel with an integrated display, several buttons with motorsport-related themes, and saddle leather upholstery over specific carbon-fibre components.
Although many of the components for the Rossa LM GT Concept were probably purchased from other businesses, the official website claims that the concept was designed "entirely in-house." Built on a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, the 5.2-liter V10 engine is naturally aspirated. Although Rossa hasn't given away any specifics, the engine seems to be the same as that found in the soon-to-be-canceled Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan.