Chinese car culture, movies, supercars, toys, strange news

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Five Lamborghini Supercars Crashed in China on Friday

December 20, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Five Lamborghini Supercars Crashed in China on Friday

Black Friday for Lamborghini in China. Five of their supercars crashed in five different accidents in five different cities on Friday 19-12. Four accidents happened around rush hour and one accident later that evening. The unprecedented sequence of Lamborghini crashes has caused a complete frenzy on Chinese social media, especially as the accidents happened just a day after a woman crashed a Porsche 918 Spyder into a tree.

Many commenters are seriously wondering whether the Heavens are sending a signal to China that the limitless spending-craze of the newly rich has gone out of hand. Chinese are deeply superstitious and divine signs are seen everywhere and always, but in this case it is hard not to wonder about why. Five on one day!

On the first photo a white Lamborghini Murcielago SV LP670-4. It crashed into a barrier in the great city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. The vehicle is registered in nearby Hong Kong and has the steering wheel on the right.

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Porsche 918 Spyder crashes in China

December 18, 2014 by Joey Wang

Porsche 918 Spyder crashes in China

A Porsche 918 Spyder supercar crashed on the streets of Shanghai in China. The accident happened in the early hours of Thursday18-12 on a narrow road near the super hip Xintiandi bar & restaurant area. The speedy Porsche slammed into a tree on the right side of the road. Reports from the scene say the vehicle was driven by a ‘female friend’ of the owner, and that she mixed up the throttle and the brake, causing the Porsche to crash.

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Visit to the Emgrand dealer in China

December 17, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit to the Emgrand dealer in China

While in Guangzhou we went for a visit to the local Emgrand dealer, and came away slightly confused. Emgrand started as a sub-brand under Geely Automotive, it then became a halfhearted stand-alone brand, and now it will be morphed back under Geely as the ‘Borui’ brand, which will continue to use the Emgrand logo. The other sub-brands, GLEagle and Englon, will be phased out someday, but when exactly is unclear.

On the first photo the new Geely Emgrand GX9 Pride SUV with the new Emgrand logo on the bonnet, standing in front of a backdrop with a Geely Emgrand EC7 with the old Emgrand logo, and flanked by the Geely GLEagle GX7.

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Visit to the Yema dealer in China

December 16, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit to the Yema dealer in China

When in Guangzhou we went for a visit to the local Yema dealer. Yema cars are very rare up north, not a single dealer in the Beijing area, but they are quite common in the west and south. The dealer was located in a neat facility close to a large cluster of other car shops of all kinds. Inside were four Yema F12 SUV’s, and nothing else.

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Supercar Day at the Goldenport Circuit in Beijing, China; the Girls

December 11, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Supercar Day at the Goldenport Circuit in Beijing, China; the Girls

We continue our coverage of the Supercar Day at the Goldenport Circuit in Beijing, China. The event happened in early December when temperatures can reach minus 09 Celsius, but this year is extraordinary warm with a very soft exactly zero at midnight in Beijing today (we are in Guangzhou now, 15 degrees at 23:57) . Still, it seems very clear the girls are kinda cold.

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The Terrorists Air Car and other interesting alternative Lego sets

December 10, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

The Terrorists Air Car and other interesting alternative Lego sets

Hello Readers, we are in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province for business, beer and babes, so we are a bit low on news until Monday.  But we have other! Guangzhou is the Chinese Capital of Toys and thus a true paradise with toy markets all over the place. We went to a many and found a few very interesting alternative-Lego sets, including this brilliant ‘Terrorists Air Car’ which I bough for eight yuan or 1.3 US dollar. Back in the hotel I built it:

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Chinese electric automaker is doing the Ford Aston Martin grille Thing

December 7, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Chinese electric automaker is doing the Ford Aston Martin grille Thing

This is the Dojo Pioneer, an electric vehicle from China manufactured by a company called Jiangsu Daojue Industrial Corporation, based in the great city of Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province. The Dojo Pioneer (Kaitazhe, 开拓者) is fitted with a grille nicked from Ford which nicked it from Aston Martin. The front as a whole is nicked from a Ford Fiesta, including the location of the logo and the super sharp headlights.

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Ferrari 458 Italia crashes in China

December 4, 2014 by Joey Wang

Ferrari 458 Italia crashes in China

A Ferrari 458 Italia supercar crashed in the great city of Shenzhen in China. The tragic accident happened at 1500 on December 3. The driver tried to overtake a bus on the entrance to the Shennan Road expressway, but he came to close and the bus hit the Ferrari straight into the front right wheel.

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Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is shiny gold in China

December 3, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is shiny gold in China

A super speedy Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder supercar, Spotted in China in the capital Beijing. The good Gallardo is wrapped in an eye murdering shiny gold wrap, and further dressed up with racing stripes in Performante style, metal chrome five spoke alloys, yellow brakes, and a man who doesn’t want to be seen.

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Supercar Day at the Goldenport Circuit in Beijing, China

December 2, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Supercar Day at the Goldenport Circuit in Beijing, China

The Sports Car Club (SCC) of China organized a sweet supercar event on the Goldenport Circuit in Beijing. Over two hundred supercars showed up for a momentous event that included some serious track time. Today Part 1 where we hang around in the pit lane, starting off with a very British McLaren 650S.

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