When the Nissan Lannialaunched in October last year we thought is was not too pretty. But the China-only mid-size sedan kinda grows on you. There are a lot of them on the road now and I slowly start to like it more. It surely is special and this shiny purple example is just beautiful.
BMW is a popular brand in China. Yesterday we had one with Jesus and today we have fiery i8 convertible with flames on the sides and a lot of blue purple lights. If the real i8 was this wild BMW would probably sell more of them. BMW also does not make a cabrio. Mirrors are a tad too big.
A while back I went to the ‘Revival Tuner Showdown’ on the Goldenport race track in Beijing, China. It was the biggest and best car tuning show I had seen so far. There were over 500 cars on show, including super cars, drift cars, and race cars. I will show them all. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here and Part 3 here.
Time now for Part 4 and we start with an ultra special Rauh Welt Begriff (RWB) Porsche 993 911, freshly imported from Japan. The controversial tuner set up shop in Shanghai recently, so we expect to see more RWB in the future.
China’s leaky patent bureau had leaked again; this time with renderings of the new Honda Freed mini MPV that is scheduled for launch in September. The Honda Freed is mostly sold in Asian and South East Asian markets, but not in China. The new Freed however will make it to the Chinese market.
A beautiful BMW5-Series Li sedan, Spotted in China in a car-dealer area in east Beijing. The good Bimmer is dressed to impress, fitted with an extra racy front bumper, darkened windows, and an eye killing shiny gold wrap. Best of all however is Jesus on the bonnet.
The second gallery in Seen On The Street In China, with photos that for all sorts of reasons didn’t make it to Spotted in China or China Car Culture. We will have cars, trucks, things on the street, and whatever special stuff we can find. Today’s gallery shows thirteen photos from the great year of 2009, one year before this website was even born. The streets were so quiet and the cars were so beautiful. Good old days, good old times. Happily, I still got the photos!
See the first gallery here. Third gallery on the way. I will go back in time. So next up is 2008.
An extremely rare and racy pickup truck based on the China-made C6 Audi A6L, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The vehicle was a bit dusty but otherwise in a good condition. It was formerly owned by a nearby Audi dealer, when this dealer closed due to a nasty bankruptcy the car was sold to a small repair shop and there it stands today.
Today in China Car Girls a pretty babe cleaning up a Maserati. Her hose seems to be a bit low on pressure. The babe wears a leopard-skin bra and trousers, white high heeled shoes, and not much else. These shoes got to work well on that floor! The Maserati is painted in white and stands on speedy wheels with matte gray five-twin spoke alloys and red brake calipers. Our girl rally likes the wheels. See the entire cleanup operation in the gallery below:
A dramatic car crash in the suburbs of Chenzhou, a city in China’s Hunan Province. A brand new orange Lamborghini Aventador made a double hit; crashing into a hand-pulled trash cart and into a Nissan Tiida hatchback. The accident happened when the driver of the Lamboo, seen here in black playing with his phone, though be could pass between said cart and Tiida. But he couldn’t.
Police in China’s Jiangxi Province stopped a red Dongfengtruck near a toll station. The truck was missing a wheel. The driver, waering a black shirt, said it was no problem. Police thought otherwise and impounded the vehicle. They later learned that the truck had been involved in an accident in another province, causing heavy damage to the cabin, and… the front axle to break.