Here we have a freakin’ Volkswagen Magotan wrapped in matte purple, seen on the China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE) in Beijing. The vehicle is further prettied up by a matte black grille, matte black alloys, blacked-out windows, matte black strips above the front lamps, led-lights next to the fog lights, matte black mirrors and fake British license plates. We Mag! Continue reading “Volkswagen Magotan is matte purple in China”
A monstrous Porsche Cayenne Hamann Guardian in matte black, seen on the China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE) in Beijing. The Guardian is based on the Cayenne Turbo and comes with a lotta extra plastic, some carbon fiber, a reworked chassis, and the engine tuned up to 550hp and 770nm, good for 300km/h and 0-100 in 4.5 seconds.
A fantastic double Benz, seen very near to my home in central Beijing. On the left a black W140 Mercedes-Benz S500, on the right a matte black W210 Mercedes-Benz E320. I know the owner of the vehicles, he is in the creative business, is married to a pretty wife, and has a white poodle. To the S first!
We wish you all a very happy New Year. May there be happiness, a good health, some love, and a lotta beer. Next year many more cars, car culture, car tuning, car spots, and whatever else car we like. On pic four chick dreaming it big in front of a gigantic Hummer H2 limousine. We take one day brake tomorrow and will be back with a bang on Wednesday.
New spy shots from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market next year. The Italians take their time, Alfa applied for Chinese patent on the Giulietta back in November 2010 and the Alfa Romeo brand officially debuted in China at the 2011 Guangzhou Auto Show, since then not a single Alfa Romeo has hit the market.
Here we have a rather extreme Chevrolet Sail hiding behind a tree in a suburb of Shanghai, but we can see it anyway! The Chevy is sexed up with a gigantic body kit that turns the small family hatchback in some kinda horror racer. That’s at least 10 kilo plastic. Other fastmakers include a fake air intake on the rood, fake air intakes on the bonnet and chromed mirrors.
A very rare car seen by reader Harold D. in the great city of Fuzhou in Fujian Province. This is a Toyota Sera Coupe, made in limited numbers from 1990 until 1996. The Sera was a small and sporty 2+2 sport compact, made only for the Japanese market, and therefore only available with the steering wheel on the right. The Sera was never exported to China, so how this red beauty with Honda alloys(?) ended up in Fuzhou is a mystery.
A shiny red Pontiac Firebird Convertible, seen on a sunny day in Shanghai. One of the air vents on the bonnet seems broken but otherwise this is a perfect Bird. The fourth generation Pontiac Firebird was made from 1993 until 2002, it was never officially exported to China but the gray market managed to get some Fire in the country! Power for the Firebird came from a 3.8 V6 or a 5.7 V8. We met two other Firebirds in China: red wedding car, and yellow.
A very interesting way of transporting a bunch of very long plastic pipes, seen on a highway near the great city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. The JAC truck is less than half as long as the goods. No problem in China, a bit of rope will fix that fine!
When two exhaust pipes, or four, are not enough you can always have six, like this Brilliance FRV hatchback that was spotted near the great city of Xiamen in Fuzhou Province. The real pipe sits hidden on the right side under the body work. A pipe-end like these can be had from some 25 yuan on car parts markets. The FRV is further heated up by a 4.0T badge, black lamp covers, a kinky license plate holder, and three interesting fins on the roof, likely for more stability at high speed…