More drama for the Lamborghini Aventador in China. We have seen a lot of them crashing recently, and today we got one burning. The accident happened when a spectacular Mansory Competition Aventador prowled over the streets of the great city of Hangzhou, and the engine suddenly caught fire.
The first photo was taken right after the car came to a stop, with the babe jumping out of the passenger door. She must feel hot.
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Last week I went to the Changchun International Auto Show (aka Auto Changchun) in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province, in the Dongbei. The biannual event is one of the larger second-tier shows, and extra interesting because Changchun is also home to First Auto Works (FAW).
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Police in the great southern city of Zhuhai stopped a 34-year old man in a homemade Porsche and fined him a hefty 4500 yuan ($675) for driving an unregistered vehicle. They also deducted six points (out of 12) from his driving license, which the man actually had.
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Last month the Shanghai Municipal Government auctioned off eight ultra rare Dynasty 1000 W140 Mercedes-Benz S500L Pullman limousines, and one of those cars ended up at a second hand dealer in the great city of Changchun, and that is where I found it.
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The Chinese car market is back in shape. Sales of passenger cars rose by 17.7% year on year to 1.78 million in June, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). China manufactured 2.05 million vehicles last month, up 10.45% year on year.
In the first six months output and sales rose 6.47% and 8.14% year on year to 12.89 million and 12.83 million units. SUV sales continued their stellar growth but the combined sales of the Top 10 saw a small dip, dropping from 191,830 units in May to 189,130 units in June.
This month’s Biggest Winner is the Honda CR-V and the Biggest loser the Honda XR-V. Some brands just got it all. Here is the Top 10:
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Time for Tuning. On Sunday I went to the Revival2K16, a large tuning show and follow-up on the Revival Tuner Showdown. See Part 1 plus into here. We continue immediately with the cars; starting with a very sweet Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan wrapped in shiny blue and fitted with black wheels and shiny green brakes.
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Time for Tuning. Yesterday I went to the Revival2K16, a large tuning show and follow-up on the Revival Tuner Showdown.
The show was on the Goldenport race track in north east Beijing, very well organized again; sprint races, all sorts of tuning contests, race demo’s, and even a swimming pool, which came in handy as it was 38 degrees Celsius in the shadow and much warmer on the tarmac. I sweated my ass off! Ticket price was 88 yuan, steep for China, but worth it.
Audi is heavily involved in managing and sponsoring the track these days, the good Germans cleaned up the mess and created order, attracting ever more events. They rolled out a lot of metal for the tuning show including a flock of rare classic race cars which I will show you later in a separate post.
Starting now with an matte green Audi A7 with a matching license plate, darkened windows, and gray five spoke alloys.
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Six Brabus super sedans, Spotted in China gathering dust on the parking lot of a closed-down dealer in east Beijing, not far from a Zotye dealer I visited that same day. The Brabus’ are based on the last-generation W221 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Five are V8 powered Brabus 50S 4M and one is a V12 powered Brabus 60S. Five are in black and one in white.
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A very pretty Porsche Panamera, Spotted in China on the Beijing Tuning Street. The good Porsche is wrapped in a mind freaking gold light Pink wrap and further sexed up with a body kit, darkened windows, HRE alloys, shiny green brake pads, and ultra low tires.
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Another Lamborghini Aventador has crashed in the rain in China. The accident is similar to the one we saw last week. In both cases the crash happened on a wet highway in heavy rain. But in this case there are other vehicles involved. The Lamboo hit a Buick GL8 MPV, which in turn ran into a Wuling mini van.
The passengers of the various cars, including a child, are standing at the side of the road, looking at the Aventador, getting very wet. Happily, nobody seems seriously hurt. The supercar is heavily damaged at the front. Bumper is gone and suspension is broken. Right wheel lies flat on the road.
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