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Bling! Maserati Ghibli is shiny light green in China

April 15, 2015 by Joey Wang

Bling! Maserati Ghibli is shiny light green in China

A beautiful Bling Maserati Ghibli sedan, Spotted in China in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province by Hellen-Ge. The good Ghibli is wrapped in an eye killing shiny light green wrap, sucking the sun out of the sky, and further sexed up with darkened windows, extra shiny chrome, sporty wheels with matte gray multispoke alloys and red brakes.

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Jaguar XJL has a Bear on the Roof in China

April 14, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Jaguar XJL has a Bear on the Roof in China

A giant Teddy bear on the roof of a Jaguar XJL sedan, Spotted in China in the great city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. The bear is beige with white feet soles and brown tows. The animal’s legs completely obscure the rear window.

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BMW 640i is shiny blue in China

April 14, 2015 by W.E. Ning

BMW 640i is shiny blue in China

A wild BMW 640i, Spotted in China in the great city of Jinan in Shandong Province. The good Bimmer is bimmered up with a shiny blue wrap, and further prettified by slightly darkened windows, extra shiny chrome around the side windows, a red interior, and sporty matte gray ten-spoke alloys.

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Mercedes-Benz automatic money counter from China

April 14, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Mercedes-Benz automatic money counter from China

A flashy automatic money counter, Spotted in China in a food market in Beijing. The counter is made extra pretty by the three-pointed Mercedes-Benz star and an image of a supercar on the side. The good machine is called the ‘Puxin A9 Benz-style money counter & fraud detector’. The characters for Benz, 奔驰, are the same as in the Chinese name for ‘Mercedes-Benz’.

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Lamborghini Gallardo & Ferrari 458 Crash Hard in Beijing Tunnel

April 14, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Lamborghini Gallardo & Ferrari 458 Crash Hard in Beijing Tunnel

A big bad supercar crash in China. A Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and a Ferrari 458 Spider hit it hard in the Datun Lu tunnel near the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. The vehicles were involved in an illegal drag race organized by members of the Beijing chapter of the ‘Sport Car Club’ (SCC).

The Ferrari was in the lead when it hit the tunnel wall with its side, causing the vehicle to spin. The chasing Lamborghini tried to evade the Ferrari but hit the barrier instead.

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Spotted in China: low-speed electric vehicles in the Real World

April 10, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

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We have all seen the glitter and glamor of the the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City, but what are these low-speed electric vehicles like in real life in a real city? Well, I wen into town and found a few, and they weren’t very fancy at all.

Starting with this very basic Huaihai Fuxing 13, fitted with a cabin without doors and a cargo box. These crappy cabin-cargo conversions are mostly done by small local companies operation on neighborhood level, and this example looked the business.

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Spotted in China: the Volkswagen Scirocco club

April 8, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: the Volkswagen Scirocco club

A very sleek Volkswagen Scirocco sporty car, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in far east Beijing. It was one of four cars of members of the Scirocco BJ Auto Fan Club, who were apparently meeting in one of the nearby buildings. Sadly, I couldn’t figure out where exactly, otherwise I could have joined the party for a beer or two.

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Tesla Model S hits a Mazda 6 sedan during a Test Drive in China

April 2, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Tesla Model S hits a Mazda 6 sedan during Test Drive in China

There is just no luck for Tesla in China. After slow sales, lay-offs, competition, and near-murder they are now facing a nasty accident in Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, where a Tesla Model S collided badly with a Mazda 6 sedan during a test drive, and that alone makes it a very interesting kaboom.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is Pink in China

April 2, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is Pink in China

A very flashy Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The good Benz is wrapped in a subtle shiny Pink wrap, and further Benze’d up with dark headlights, dark windows, and extra shiny chrome strip around the windows, and sporty wheels with seven-spoke matte gray alloys.

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Ferrari 458 Italia crashes Completely in China

April 1, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Ferrari 458 Italia crashes Completely in China

Another Ferrari supercar crash in China. This time we have a red Ferrari 458 Italia hitting a pole on a highway near the great city of Hefei in Anhui Province. The driver lost control over the vehicle on a wet road when overtaking, he spun around several times before hitting a lamp post pole, crashing in some bushes, hitting another pole, and finally came to a stop on the right lane on the road.

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