0

Audi R8 is matte black in China

September 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Audi R8 is matte black in China

This monster will speed by every traffic cam, a very stealthy matte black Audi R8, so secret indeed that the owner decided to get rid of the Audi logo up front. No license plates, no insurance stickers, from another planet it is… Best R8 seen in China so far, earlier on we had: ABT Lambo-doors, another matte-black, trying to get the mail first, China-only limited edition, in blue and in matte army-green.

1

Lamborghini Gallardo grabs a cab in China

September 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Lamborghini Gallardo grabs a cab in China

Interesting crash in the great city of Guiyang in Guizhou Province. A two-tone Lamborghini Gallardo hits a two-tone Volkswagen Jetta taxi straight in the ass. Nobody got hurt, as far as we know, but that Lambo’s nose won’t look too well… The crash happened on Shaanxi Road which is a popular street for shopping in da city, so in no time a zillion bystanders looked on, much more fun indeed than buying shoes! Via: Weibo.

0

Mini Countryman is Pink in China

September 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Mini Countryman is Pink in China

Late Sunday evening here in Beijing, the baby finally sleeps and the neighbors just switched on their electronic piano. Time so for Pink! Here we have a Mini Countryman that I just met in my street very close to my own house. BMW designed the Countryman to attract more male buyers to the Mini-brand but I doubt this pinky was bought by a man…

Read more »

10

What Ford is Missing: 2013 Mustang V6 sells for 90.000 USD in China

September 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

What Ford is Missing: 2013 Mustang V6 sells for 90.000 USD in China

Ford does not export the Mustang to China. However, it is relatively easy to get one via the thriving gray market. I went to a small dealer show in Beijing a while back an got me a nice brochure from a Beijing-based Ford Mustang dealer. Not cheap; the 2013 Mustang V6 goes for 568.000 yuan or 89.897 USD. The same car costs only 39.819 USD in the US. China’s high import taxes count for about 25%, the rest is pure profit. Things get even more mad with the expensive Mustangs…

Read more »

2

Spotted in China: Audi 200 2.6 V6

September 14, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Audi 200 2.6 V6

Here we have an incredible well-preserved and very black Audi 200, seen parked on a street near my home in Beijing. The Audi 200 made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture from 1995 until 1999. The C3 Audi 200 was the more luxurious version of the Audi 100 that was made from 1988 until 1999.

Read more »

1

Big 1980’s Lincoln Town Car Limousine pops up in China

September 14, 2012 by Joey Wang

Big 1980's Lincoln Town Car Limousine pops up in China

This massive Lincoln Town Car limousine belongs to a marriage company in the great city of Wuhan, Hubei Province. The first generation Town Car was made from 1981 until 1989. It was never officially exported to China and therefore extremely rare on the mainland. It is indeed the first one I see in da country. Likely arrived gray via a second hand car dealer on the US West Coast. A 1980’s money-is-the-king icon! If I ever get married for a second time, I’ll have my party in Wuhan…

0

Spy Shots: electric Chevrolet Sail without Camouflage in China

September 14, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

electric Chevrolet Sail without Camouflage in China

New spy shots from the upcoming electric Chevrolet Sail, that will likely not be called ‘Chevrolet’ at all. The ‘Sail EV’ concept debuted on the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show with a new S-shaped logo, the production car still got it, leading to a frenzy of speculation in the Chinese press whether this means a new brand has been born. GM doesn’t say anything but earlier on we heard GM and its joint venture partner SAIC were considering a separate brand for electric cars, this might be it.

Read more »

1

Transporting roof panels on a Triycle in China

September 14, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Transporting roof panels on a Triycle in China

Seen in Jingxian County in Heibei Province, a poor motorized tricycle almost breaking under the weight of two giant rood panels, which are so huge that the driver can’t keep his head up. It ain’t safe, it isn’t allowed, it will kill somebody, but hey!, this is China man… Via: ahtv.

7

Flesh on the Auto Show in China; Haikou beats ’em All

September 14, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chinese girls are hot on the auto show

There has been a lotta buzz in Chinese media about how much flesh is tolerable on auto shows. The discussion started after horrible happenings at the Beijing Auto Show in April and was recently heated up again after similar disgracing stunts during the Chengdu Auto Show.

Well then, things might get really hot now with these fine girls from the local Haikou Auto Show in the great city of Haikou on the always sunny Hainan Island (not to be confused with the much bigger Hainan Auto Show, on the same island, but in the great city of Sanya). Organizers of the show called it ‘art’, as in body paint, but authorities weren’t that stupid and the show got a stern warning…

With reason? Let’s see (NSFW in various countries) (Click on Pics for Bigs©): Read more »

1

Spy Shots: Chang’an C401 = Chang’an Cinturx

September 14, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Chang'an C401 = Chang'an Cinturx

Now do we have a catchy name here! New spy shots show that the Chang’an C401 will be called the Chang’an Cinturx. The C401/Cinturx is based on the old Mazda 3 that was made by the Chang’an-Mazda joint venture, it will hit the China auto market next year.

Read more »