ZiL-41047. Gorbachev’s personal car

The ZiL-41047 is a limousine built by ZiL of USSR and Russia. Production of ZiL models ceased in 2002 due to their previous customer base turning to more modern Western vehicles. Some last ones were built before year 2017.

Made in the USSR

Years of production: 1985—2002

Engine: ZiL-4104 (8 cylinders; 7695 cc)

Power: 315 HP

Max speed: 190 km/h

0-100 km/h: 12 s

Weight: 4110 kg

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (2 March 1931 – 30 August 2022) was a Soviet and Russian politician who served as the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to the country’s dissolution in 1991. He served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 and additionally as head of state beginning in 1988, as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990 and the only President of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991. Ideologically, Gorbachev initially adhered to Marxism–Leninism but moved towards social democracy by the early 1990s.

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