A very stretched Mercedes-Benz W220 S-Class limousine, seen in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. The vehicle is at least 12 meters long and yellow license plates indicate it is registered as a truck, and not as a car. Whenever a car is more than six meters long it automatically becomes a ‘truck’ for the Chinese traffic inspection. Check this great Lincoln for example, or this fine Maybach.
CarNewsChina.com has been redesigned. A new look with a new drop-down menu and the standard photo size is up to 660. The site switched to HTML5 for more SPEED. We added fancy social-media thingies for extra connectivity with the outside world. Lotta new and we are lotta happy, hope you are very happy too. Still, this is only the beginning, aka Phase 1.
Very soon we are going to begin with Phase 2, which will include a car database and a photo-upload functionality.
Much more pretty to come…
We are now working to finalize Phase 1, if you have any smart ideas or bugs to report please let us know in the comments.
A fiery red Ferrari 612berlinetta, seen in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, parked next to a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The license plate of the Ferrari reads 6KF12, and that is almost the best license plate we have seen on a Ferrari F12 in China so far, only 00F12 was a bit better.
The Ferrari F12berlinetta was launched on the Chinese market in June 2012 and costs 5.308 million yuan or 835.000 USD. Power comes from a screaming 6.3 liter V12 with 730hp and 690nm, good for a asphalt burning 340km/h top speed.
A very flashy Volkswagen Gol, seen in the great city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. The good Gol stands on sporty super wide tires with Pink painted 5-spoke alloys, and is further prettified by a low-riding body kit and black windows. Great Gol. The second generation Volkswagen Gol was made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture from 2003 until 2008. It was a popular car in int time but they are a rare sight these days as most have been scrapped. Sadly indeed because a Gol on Pink alloys just loox goofy.
A very punkyfunky Volkswagen Golf GTI, seen just ouside the Third Ring Road in east Beijing. The good Golf is wrapped in Pink and black, and further sexed up by Pink bars in the grille, a black Volkswagen logo, a Pink GTI badge, black headlights, black mirrors, and huge racy tires with special shaped alloys.
A Mercedes-Benz GLK with an ‘M’ license plate holder. The owner of the vehicle probably longs for a fast BMW, instead of stumbling around in a square shaped SUV. Or he didn’t know what the weird eMMie meant when he bought his holder. And waddabout Z9..?
Seen in the great village of Huairou some 50 kilometers north of Beijing. The Mercedes-Benz GLK is made in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture. BMW doesn’t make any M-cars in China.
A very lucky Rolls-Royce Ghost, seen in the Shanghai suburbs by reader Chiprdan, thank you for the picture! The license plate reads 8888F, 8 is considered a lucky number in Chinese tradition, 8 brings prosperity and cash! Among all China’s lucky numbers, and they got a many, the 8 has the strongest association with wealth. The F stands for Fu (福), meaning ‘luck’. Somehow, these Chinese Rolls-Royce owners are so lucky they always get the lucky plates: F8888, 66666, 66369.
A very colorful Volkswagen Jetta, seen in central Beijing by reader Jacco B., thank you for the picture! The jolly Jetta was wrapped in a surprising combination of matte orange, matte purple, matte yellow, and matte green, and is further sexed up by racy tires with sporty double-four spoke alloys, fake air boxes on the bonnet, red tinted headlights, black windows, and a huge green wing on the back. A true work of art this Jetta is!
The Volkswagen Jetta MK2 was made in China from 1991 until March this year when it was finally replaced by the all-new Jetta. The MK2 was an extremely popular car, loved for its fault-free character and pure basic transport functionality. It also was, and likely will be for a long time to come, very popular to make-more-pretty.
A Type 05 self propelled howitzer, seen casually mixing with traffic in the great city of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. The Type 05 is the largest mobile land-based weapon of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Its giant 155mm gun fires 10 rounds per minute over a distance of 50 kilometer. The Type 05 joined the PLA in 2007, at least 200 units are in service. Most are deployed in China’s north east, facing the Chinese-Russian border.
Another brutal super car wedding in China, this time in the great city of Shanghai. The traffic jam starts with at least six Rolls-Royce Ghosts, all in black and all dressed up with fake plastic flowers.
It has been a while since we last saw a true super car wedding. Sometime over 2012 the practice became frowned upon with many sour souls saying flaunting wealth in such an extreme way wasn’t cool and such. Well, debates on morality aside, we like to see more super cars!