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

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Chinese EV maker VIDOEV borrows a bit of Volvo

March 3, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Chinese EV maker VIDOEV borrows a bit of Volvo

Visitors touch an electric car on the Shandong International Electric Car-bicycle and Spare Part Expo in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province. Sadly we didn’t go but we will next year because the expo looks like a lot of fun. Check logo in the back, a very neat copy of the Volvo logo, including the font and colors. The logo belongs to a company called ‘VIDOEV’, which is a subsidiary of the Shandong New Energy Automobile Corporation, which, confusingly, also runs a brand called ‘Wido’.

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Beijing-Jeep Cherokee is Counter Strike in China

February 28, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing-Jeep Cherokee is Counter Strike in China

A very sleek Beijing-Jeep Cherokee XJ, Spotted in China in front of a KFC in a faraway suburb of Beijing. The good Jeep has been modified to the max with heightened suspension, giant 20 inch tires, black door handles, a heavy antenna on the front bumper, chromed mirrors, sun visors on the side windows, a snorkel, a bull bar, a roof rack, and a brown orange paint job.

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McLaren MP4-12C has a License in China

February 28, 2014 by Joey Wang

McLaren MP4-12C has a License in China

A mighty fast McLaren MP4-12C, Spotted in China in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province.The good supercar is painted in white and slightly dressed up with darkened head lights. Best of all however is the license plate reading MP412, the best license plate we have seen on a McLaren MP4-12C in China so far.

The McLaren is a speedy beast; power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 with 620hp and 600nm, in the Spider good for a 329km/h top speed and a 0-100 in 3.3 seconds. Price starts at 3.38 million yuan or 551.000 USD. Lotta money but lotta fast. Time now, for our Famous China McLaren MP4-12C Collection™: with nine, Pink, BAPE, white, orange with Gallardo, more white, Bling, times four, @ the show, gray, with speedy friends, and with the wrong wheel.

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Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is mint green in China

February 28, 2014 by Joey Wang

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is mint green in China

A very flashy Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Spotted in China in a compound full of expensive villas somewhere in the suburbs of the great city of Qingdao in Shandong Province. The Lamborghini supercar was wrapped in an eye catching mint green wrap, and further sexed up by black mirrors and a black roadster roof.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith gets a bit more Bling in China

February 28, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Rolls-Royce Wraith gets a bit more Bling in China

A very shiny Rolls-Royce Wraith, Spotted in China in the great city of Qingdao in Shandong Province. The massive Roller was prettied up with a shipload of beastly beautiful Bling! There is gold in the bumper, around the Flying Lady ornament, on the bonnet, and most brilliantly on the grille.

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Supercars party in China at the Hot Pot restaurant

February 27, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Supercars party in China at the Hot Pot restaurant

An impressive opening of an expensive hot pot restaurant in the great city of Xiamen in  Fujian Province. A flock of equally expensive supercars was flown in to spice up the proceedings. Interestingly, the restaurant also hired white babes, with is still rather special in China where the boney local girls are mostly more popular.

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First live Pictures of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 for China

February 27, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

First live Pictures of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 for China

We have received the very first pictures of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 supercar, seen here in the factory in Sweden. The One:1 will debut on the Geneva Motor Show in March. Production will be limited to only six examples and all will go to China. The One:1 is based on the Agera R but packs more power and more wings.

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Bentley Continental GT Convertible catches Fire in China

February 26, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Bentley Continental GT Convertible catches Fire in China

A burning Bentley Continental GT Convertible in China, seen in the great city of Foshan in Guangdong Province. Local media say the vehicle combusted spontaneously only seconds after it left a Bentley dealer for a test drive with a rich potential-customer at the wheel. He might not buy! Fortunately firemen were quickly at the scene and managed to dose the flames in 20 minutes.

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McLaren is in Serious Business in China

February 26, 2014 by Joey Wang

McLaren is in Serious Business in China

McLaren was late to the supercar game in China but it looks like they are in serious business now. Here we have amazing photos taken on the parking lot of the McLaren dealer in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. On the first photo four brand new fresh from the factory McLaren MP-4 12C Spider in orange, blue, black and red.

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Beijing Auto BJ2022 pulls an Attack Helicopter

February 26, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto BJ2022 pulls an Attack Helicopter

A brand new variant of the Beijing Auto BJ2022 ‘Brave Warrior’ army utility vehicle. This is the attack-helicopter-pull variant, seen here with a freakin’ Z-10, nicknamed the ‘Fierce Thunderbolt’. The vehicle seems to be based on the three-door pickup, with an extended cabin for the pull-operator.

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