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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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A slightly Overloaded truck in China

April 1, 2015 by W.E. Ning

A slightly Overloaded truck in China

A slightly overloaded truck, Spotted in China on the eastern section of the mighty Fifth Ring Road in Beijing. The truck is transporting construction waste, including all sorts of packaging materials, wooden planks, iron rods, and tin cans of all sorts and sizes. The load stuck out at least half a meter on each side and more than a meter in the air.

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Volkswagen Santana Variant is a white low rider in China

March 13, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen Santana Variant is a white low rider in China

A wondrous white Volkswagen Santana Variant, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The workhorse wagon is hipnefied by a virgin white paint job, a badass body kit darkened windows, lowered suspension for low riding, and beautiful racy BBS alloys.

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Lamborghini Aventador crashes Hard in Sanya in China

March 12, 2015 by W.E. Ning

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Spring is coming in hard this year with a new supercar crash in China almost every day. Today we have a dramatic accident that happened late last nigh in the great and sunny city of Sanya in Hainan Province. A super speedy Lamborghini Aventador was rammed full in the flank by a China-made Volkswagen Magotan (U.S. Passat).

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Spotted in China: fifth generation Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

March 12, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: fifth generation Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

A fiery red Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Spotted in China on a tuning show in Beijing. The old Olds’ was in perfect condition, paint as shiny as new, black window frames all in shape and place, no rust or missing parts, and the wheel covers are period original! What then was it doing on a tuning show?, it was indeed showing off the decal on the bonnet, depicting a hellish fire with yellow and red flames topped by black smoke. They called it art.

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Audi TT is a Pink Audi R8 in China

March 11, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Audi TT is a Pink Audi R8 in China

An ultra hip Audi TT sporty car, Spotted in China in the great city of Qingdao in Shandong Province. The good Audi is wrapped in shiny Pink, and further prackeled up with bling-bling shiny silver blades in Audi R8 style, a shiny silver rear wing, shiny silver door handles, shiny silver mirrors, a shiny silver fuel cap, darkened windows, and a Pink shark fin antenna. All of it is really good, bar for the alloys which are bog standard and should have been shiny.

The Audi TT was and is a popular coup’ in China. Here is our Famous China Audi TT Collection™: Hello Kitty, shiny dark blue, shiny blue, matte blue TTS, orange license, Pink, license (7TT70), Pink, girls & Lambo-doors, pink-orange, gray-blue, red R8, big wing, kiddie ride, gold, children, orange, with tree, pink, and purple.