On February 2, in the hall of replaceable expositions of the Museum of the Special Purpose Garage of the Federal Security Service of Russia in Pavilion No. 53, the exhibition "Design classified as "secret", or Power Machines that did not exist" will open. The exposition for the first time presents to the general public about 500 sketches, 23 models of the country's main car, as well as the first Soviet limousines and modern prototypes of executive class cars.
For the first time, VDNH visitors will be able to see sketches, sketches and search options for the main car of the country, which previously remained behind closed doors and in folders labeled "secret". The exhibition will show search and alternative projects of the flagships of the domestic automotive industry, covering the period from 1922 to 2022 and in many ways ahead of their time. Here you can see such unique exhibits as the first Soviet limousine "Leningrad-1", assembled in 1933 in the amount of six pieces, the last Soviet top-class car ZiL-4102 and two executive class cars of the project "Marusya" "Cortege".
Special attention is paid to the competitive works on the creation of the flagship of the domestic automotive industry — the representative brand "Aurus". The open competition "Motorcade for the President" gathered more than 120 projects from around the world. The winning concept participated in a professional competition held by US, as a result of which the image of the presidential "Aurus" was born. All competitive works will be shown only once and only at the exhibition in the Museum of the Special Purpose Garage of the FSO of Russia at VDNH.
In addition, visitors will see the theses of young modern designers trying to rethink the lost legendary brands such as ZIL, Chaika and Russo-Balt.
The exhibition "Design classified" will be open to visitors until April 16, 2023 every day, except Monday, from 11:00 to 20:00.