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.
A Porsche 918 Spyder supercarcrashed 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
A Ferrari 458 Italiasupercarcrashed 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.
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.
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.