Spotted in China: Hongqi Qijian CA7460 L2
Published on August 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very big and very black Hongqi Qijian CA7460 L2 limousine dressed up for a wedding, seen here in the capital Beijing. The Hongqi (Red Flag) Qijian (Flagship) CA 7460 L2 was a stretched version of the Hongqi Qijian CA7460, which was based on the 3th generation Lincoln Town Car.
Production of the CA 7460 started in 1998 under a license-agreement between Ford and First Auto Works (FAW), parent of the Hongqi brand. The CA7460 L2 and other stretched variants were ‘developed’ by Hongqi, the L2 arrived in 2003 and was produced until 2006.
The L2 was the largest of the lot, stretched by 1.35 meter to a staggering total of 6.8 meter. Power came from the fat Ford 4.6 V8 with 210hp and 392nm. Price in 2003 was a steep 1.350.000 yuan. The vast majority of these giant vehicles was sold to the Chinese government but most are in private hands today. Earlier on we met a CA7460L1 and another CA7460.
The FAW ‘winged 1’ logo.