While the Russian automotive industry continues to grapple with the impact of sanctions resulting from the war in Ukraine, a new company named Rossa has unveiled its ambitions to manufacture racecars and supercars domestically.
The Rossa LM GT Concept provides a glimpse of what’s to come with GT2 and GT3 racecar variants, and a street-legal limited-production supercar will succeed it. The initial racing iteration is slated for a 2024 release, with a road-legal model purportedly arriving after 2026.
The man behind the newly established company is Roman Rusinovworld, a seasoned Russian racing driver with a track record of success in endurance racing and multiple appearances at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His objective is to develop a vehicle that aligns with GT2 and GT3 regulations, enabling it to participate in both Russian and European championships. Rusinovworld’s personal favorite car, the Maserati MC12, serves as a reference point for the new model’s aspirations.
The sculpted bodywork was crafted by individuals who previously contributed to the now-defunct Marussia brand. The car features prominent aerodynamic elements, large intakes, and aggressive styling details. It’s anticipated that the final version will be larger in terms of length, width, and height compared to the concept, with various design enhancements incorporated to meet regulatory requirements.
The same applies to the two-seater cabin which now features a racing steering wheel with an integrated display, a central touchscreen, an array of motorsport-themed buttons, and saddle leather upholstery covering some of the carbon-fiber bits.
The car features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine. The GT2 racecar, expected in 2024, is anticipated to have a starting price of around €500,000. The GT3 racecar and limited-production street-legal model, set to arrive after 2026, are likely to command even higher prices The final version of the car is expected to feature various design enhancements to meet regulatory requirements.