On a recent tuning show I came across an impressive collection of rare Audi rally and road cars. Most of these cars arrived in China with the 2015 Hong Kong to Beijing Rally, and somehow never left. The rally was sponsored by Audi China and by FAW-Volkswagen, the joint venture that makes various Audis and Volkswagens for the Chinese market.
A heavily overloaded tricycle, Spotted in China late at nights on a highway in Beijing by Reader Lao Wei, thank you for the pictures! The tricycle is transporting at least 11 sacks, likely loaded with recyclables, held together by a few flimsy ropes. On top of that sits a woman, looking remarkable relaxed. Her position is about four meters above the asphalt where cars are passing by at high speeds.
A dramatic supercarcrash in China. A silver Ferrari 488 crashed into the left-rear of a white Ferrari 488, before crashing into a guardrail on a road in the great city of Lijiang in Yunnen Province. The crash, according to Chinese media, was caused by a dog suddenly crossing the road. The white 488 hit the brakes, and they silver one couldn’t avoid a bang.
New photos of the upcoming Dongfeng Fengdu MX5 SUV for China. It will debut later this week on the Chengdu Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in Q4. Price will range from 90.000 to 120.000 yuan. Fengdu (风度) is a new sub-brand of Dongfeng Automobile. Their first car was the Fengdu MX6, and a smaller Fengdu MX3 will follow in 2017.
A dramatic accident in a rural area of Shandong Province. A Rolls-Royce Ghost wedding car, which was rented all the way from Beijing, crashed right into the side of a BYD F0 Toyota Aygo-clone mini car. The Roller was just on its way to a wedding so the happy couple was not inside.
A while ago I was honored with an invitation to visit the Hongqi ‘Red Flag’ factory museum, located in the FAW headquarters in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province. The museum is open on invitation only so getting in is very hard. I had been dreaming about the museum for years and last month it was finally my time. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.
Hongqi is China’s oldest and most famous car brand. It is owned by First Auto Works, or FAW. Hongqi was founded in 1958. Today the brand makes two production cars: the Hongqi L5 and the Hongqi H7.
A brand new TeslaModel X has crashed in China, damaging the left-front fender, the bumper, headlight section, and the front suspension. The Model X was hit by a BYD F6 sedan on a crossing on an almost empty road in the city on Xinzheng near Zhengzhou in Henan Province.
The accident marks the first Model X crash in China. It happened around 19:00 on yesterday July 28. We don’t know whether the autopilot was on or not.