...is aiming to build highly exclusive cars in a very low volumes. Being a brainchild and creature of a businesman Audronis Gestautas the AG Excalibur is a Mercedes-Benz-based hand-made sportscoupe. "I always wanted to have an exclusive car, but none has taken a challenge to cutom-build such car for me", says Mr. Audronis. It took about seven months to create this car.
the company with the target to built and sell such car was Proto Motors, estabished in 1997 by Han-chul Kim and his wife Ji-sun Choi. Initially this company offered stretched versions of South Korean cars like Hyundai or Kia and offered R&D services. However, the big efforts of this company concentrated on creation of the PS-II prototype. This Ford V8-powered coupe was presented in August, 2001. Being more a concept car than a true road-oriented automobile, the PS-II has been built to demonstrate some of the basic technologies.
The company was established in 2007 with Nikolay Fomenko being a paramount. Unveiled its first model - the B1 - on the December 16th of 2008. The first ever Russian supercar is powered by a mid-mounted 3.5l V6 engine developing 300hp and 330Nm of torque and is equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox running rear wheels. An appliance of the state-of-the-art technologies and lightweight materials enabled to achieve a gross weight of 1100kg, meaning the power-to-weight ratio is 3.