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AutoCar says the Lamborghini Huracan SUCKS because China

May 15, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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AutoCar’s Stuart Sutcliffe drove the new Lamborghini Huracan supercar in Spain for a serious test on fast mountain roads. Sutcliffe didn’t like the Huracan at all. He got especially upset about the electronic safety net, saying it always continues to watch even when manually switched off. Sutcliffe demonstrates the nanny’s throttle control, clearly audible while the lights on the dashboard indicate all safety systems are out. Sutcliffe thinks the Huracan is set-up far too much for safety and far too less for fun. He knows who to blame…

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Crash Time China: Toyota Corolla hits Rolls-Royce Ghost

May 14, 2014 by Joey Wang

Crash Time China: Toyota Corolla hits Rolls-Royce Ghost

A big crash in southwest Beijing. A Toyota Corolla hit a Rolls-Royce Ghost full on the right-rear wheel. The accident happened on a zebra crossing in front of a hotel. The Roller has Shanghai license plates, indicating it had a long ride behind. Note hood ornament in gold. And we got a GIF from a security cam:

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Spotted in China: Smart FourTwo Brabus Dragon Edition

May 12, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Smart FourTwo Brabus Dragon Edition

A very smooth Smart ForTwo Brabus Dragon Edition, Spotted in China in a faraway suburb in east Beijing. The Dragon Edition debuted on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon. It was developed and built by Brabus and sold by the Smart dealer network. Only 700 examples were manufactured.

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SouEast V3 is shiny green & matte black in China

May 12, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

SouEast V3 is shiny green & matte black in China

A very speedy SouEast V3 sedan, Spotted in China in the capital Beijing by Reader Lao Wei, thank you for the picture! The good SouEast V3 is wrapped in shiny green and in matte black, and further sexed up by a hefty body kit, blacked out windows, black door handles, racy black mirrors, low profile slick-like tires, and flashy shiny green and chrome five-spoke alloys. Read more »

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Jeep Patriot is a Very Bad German in China

May 12, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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An interesting Jeep Patriot, Spotted in China in the great city of Chongqing by Reader & Serial Spotter Navigator 84, thank you for the picture! The Patriot is dressed up, or down, with all kinds of kinda scary WOII German Nazi stickers, including one saying ‘Heil Sieg’, which is grammatically incorrect as it should be ‘Sieg Heil’, making the whole thing look even more stupid.

There lives a strong fascination about Nazi Germany in many a Chinese mind and stickers like this are fairly common. Earlier on we saw a swastika in a BMW and another 21st Panzer on a Volkswagen. This is however, the first time we see Nazi stuff on an American car…

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BMW 5-Series sedan is shiny blue with a Bit of Pink in China

May 9, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

BMW 5-Series sedan is shiny blue with a Bit of Pink in China

A very beautiful BMW 5Li-Series sedan, Spotted in China just east of the eastern section of the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The good Bimmer is wrapped in an eye-murdering shiny blue wrap, and sexed up to the max with Pink air vents in the bonnet, Pink mirrors, Pink door handle beds, black door handles, a black grille, black fourteen-spoke alloys, and a BMW M-style body kit that seems very similar to one we saw in Suzhou.

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Tree on the Move on the Road in China

May 8, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Tree on the Move on the Road in China

A tree on the move on the road, Spotted in China on an entrance to the Second Airport Expressway in Beijing. A speedy Range Rover tried to overtake but failed a many times. The tree didn’t really look safe either, wobbling around left and right.

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BMW E38 728iL is baby blue in China

May 8, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

BMW E38 728iL is baby blue in China

A very flashy BMW E38 728iL, Spotted in China just east of the eastern section of the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The beautiful Bimmer sedan is sexed up to the max by a baby blue wrap and further prettified by white air vents on the bonnet, white door handles, and white mirrors.

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Chevrolet Malibu is carbon fiber bubble wrapped in China

May 7, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Chevrolet Malibu is carbon fiber bubble wrapped in China

A sleek Chevrolet Malibu sedan, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by Reader Anonymous, thank you for the pictures! The mad Malibu is wrapped in a rather special carbon fiber bubble wrap and further sexed up by extra bars in the grille, darkened windows, and sporty 10-spoke matte black alloys.

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Spy Shots: Venucia R30 is Naked in China

May 6, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Venucia R30 is Naked in China

Spy Shots showing the new Venucia R30 all-naked in China, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in July. Price will start around 50.000 yuan and end around 75.000 yuan. The Venucia R30 debuted as a semi-concept on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

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