The venerable Russian ZIL limousine is an icon of the Soviet era, although a few were made until 2002, and reputedly a handful more in 2010. Soon-to-be former President Dimitry Medvedev instigated some talk about re-incarnating the ZIL in 2010, and rumors and drafts of a modern replacement have bubbled up from time to time, but none quite as imposing as this virtual concept from the design firm Slavasaakyan.
Here’s the real thing, the ZIL 41047, or one of its variants, with its proposed successor. Sinister enough?
The front end couldn’t be blunter, as if sliced with a cleaver.
Plenty of rear overhang. And yes, there’s no rear window. Just another security risk from snipers.
Anybody else reminded of this? The Aston martin Lagonda was quite the sensation on 1976. Well, ZILs have always been “inspired” by cars from the west, so why not keep the tradition going?
Looks like something off of Batman.
I don’t know, I think it might be a good answer to the question posed over at TTAC regarding which car would take the Maybach’s place as the next bragging-rights car for rappers.
They could sell hundreds of these to “playas”.
This would be a “game changer”.
I’ve seen Lagondas in the flesh, they are not all that.
It better have a helicopter main rotor on top to lift it from all the driveway humps and whatnot it’ll get stuck on.
Give me the Lagonda. With reliable electrics, please.
I first saw this concept something like a year ago, and I think it is incredible. Sure, it looks just a bit too strange, but compared to every other car currently available, it is great. But I’d also rather have the Lagonda.
Lots of Lagonda crossed with Cadillac if Maybach had come up with something like this it might still be in business The earlier Zil has a Rolls Royce style front
Just a 3D exercise. Will not happen. Especially since
A) the ZIL plant has been driven into the ground, bankrupted and then looted several times over.
B) Poo-Tin et al will not surrender their S-Klasse limos. Never.
The new domestic presidential limousine named Aurus Kortezh became inaugurated in 2018.
Looks like a child’s first Google SketchUp.
Sick! No, really, sick.
Needs twin 30mm chainguns on the front fenders.
Looks cartoonish. Or at least like Darth Vader’s official limo.
The Mercedes 600 had the look right as did the Cadillac Fleetwoods. Big and imposing yet classy. Even the old ZIL had some even though it looked like a mishmash of GM and Mercedes styling cues.
Call it the Cruella deVille.
Difficult to top this-
Someone mentioned the soon-dead Maybach and I’m just thinking – Paul, I hope you’re cooking up something about it. An easy target for sure, but still, why should we let it go down in silence?
Meh. The proportions are all wrong–it’s either 10 feet wide or 4 feet high.
If the Russians could build something that sleek to match the concept, that will be famous and an instant classic and will be in serious demand. I’d love one. Even in black, which I detest on a car.
I love the front end for some reason. Perhaps I’m dreaming about the Dodge Dynasty I never owned, featured over on TTAC.