Hi, I was playing Need for Speed Rivals this afternoon, and there was a car in there thats Russian, its by Marussia motors, i think its the b1, anyways it was cool, but when I made a research about it unfortunately it turned out that Marussia Motors went bankrupt just early this year, thats too bad, since it seemed like the company was doing well but then suddenly it got broke, I wonder what is the future prospect for the Russian automotive industry?
The Company went bankrupt ,even thought the cars were all sold.. so it was a bad management the problem ,combined with being dependent of UK business..and UK gov being a hostile nation..to Russia. The chance of success of Marussia in business was next to zero . Marussia was a perfect example of Good product ,were politics can ruin things. I think they owners of MArussia could continue the project with more funding but it was very risky with the way politics is today with the west.. On your question of future of Russia car industry.. Most MArussia workers were hired by the Government Business... according to wikipedia.
SO it looks like the Russian government will finance directly the racing cars industry too.. it will make sense after spending so much in their Sochi Formula grand prix.. I will not be surprised in 2-3 years to see a new "Marussia" car in Russia under a different brand.