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Visit to the Mercedes-Benz AMG Performance Center in China

September 15, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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Earlier this month I traveled to the great city of Shanghai where I visited a Mercedes-Benz dealer near People’s Park doubling as a ‘AMG Performance Center’, specialized in selling AMG models. First up is this beautiful black Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507, a special edition based on the standard c63 AMG.

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This will be the Second Tallest Building in the World

September 14, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

This will be the Second Tallest Building in the World

This is the Ping An Finance Center, currently under construction (here) in Futian District in the great city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province in China. Construction started in 2010 and will be completed in 2016. The building will be 660 meter high with 115 floors above ground and five below, making it the second tallest building in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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Porsche Cayenne is Confused in China

September 13, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Porsche Cayenne is Confused in China

A wondrous white Porsche Cayenne SUV, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by reader Chiprdan, thank you for the picture!The good Porsche appears to be very confused, saying it is a 911, with a license plate reading A·GR911. The owner probably wanted it 911, but the wife… We understand. The Cayenne S however is by no standard a slow car, powered by a 4.8 liter V8 with 390hp and 500nm. Price in China is 1.54 million yuan or 251.000 USD.

Time now, for our Famous China-Porsche Cayenne Collection™: matte black, TechArt Magnun, Mansory, shiny purple, Mansory Turbo, shiny green, gold, shiny blue, Mansory 958, canary yellow, Luma CLR 558 GT, TechArt Magnum, baby blue, Hamann Guardian, a fish, pink, body kit, police car, matte black, broken with semi-naked girls, very pretty, Hamann Guardianstretched, pink, in gold, another stretched, in orange, with dog-pee, and French.

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Spotted in China: Oakley Design Lamborghini Aventador LP760-4 Dragon Edition 1/10

September 12, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spotted in China: Oakley Design Lamborghini Aventador LP760-4 Dragon Edition 1/10

An absolutely manic Oakley Design Lamborghini Aventador LP760-4 Dragon Edition, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by Reader Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the pictures! The Dragon Edition was launched in 2012, built by tuner Oakley Design in cooperation with supercar broker Refined Marques. Only ten units were made, and this particular example is the number one car.

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China Car History: the Lucky Star mini car for the Masses

September 12, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter & Erik van Ingen Schenau

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Today in China Car History a very special car. This is the Tint Dragonfly Lucky Star C987 mini car concept, born in 1993. It was designed by a certain Mr. Tak Lee from Hong Kong, who studied at the Central School of Design and Art in the United Kingdom. The idea was to build a affordable car for the Chinese masses.

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Patent Applied: this is the Zotye Z600 sedan for the China car market

September 12, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Patent Applied: this is the Zotye Z600 sedan for the China car market

Zotye has applied for patent in China for a new Zotye Z600 sedan. The Z600 is expected to debut in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April next year, and the production version will be launched on the Chinese car market in late 2015. The Z600 is the largest Zotye so far, it will be positioned above the new Zotye Z500 sedan.

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China Car Sales up 4.04% in August

September 12, 2014 by W.E. Ning

China Car Sales up 4.04% in August

China car sales hit 1.71 million units in August, up 4.04 percent year on year and up 6.72 percent month on month. The automobile output hit 1.71 million units in August, up 2.22 percent year on year, but down 0.34 percent month on month, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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Bentley Continental GT Burns in China

September 12, 2014 by Joey Wang

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A very bad burning Bentley Continental GT, seen full in flames in the great city of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. The fire appears to originate from the back end of the engine bay. From there the fire engulfed the entire engine and the front and center of the passenger compartment.

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Volvo working on ‘S90L’ exclusively for the Chinese car market

September 12, 2014 by Joey Wang

Volvo working on 'S90L' exclusively for the Chinese car market

Volvo is working on a new large sedan exclusively for the Chinese car market called the Volvo S90L. The S90 is basically a stretched variant of the generation Volvo S80, which is based on Volvo’s new SPA platform that also underpins the new Volvo XC90.

The S90L will be manufactured in China where it will compete directly with the locally made & stretched Audi A6L, BMW 5Li, and Mercedes-Benz E-class L. The S90L is expected to launch in China in late 2015. Power will come from the same engines as in the new XC90: T5 257hp 2.0 turbo, T6 325hp 2.0 turbo-supercharged, and a T8 405hp 2.0 turbo-supercharged + electric motor.

At the same time Volvo is developing the full size Volvo S100, which will compete with the A8, 7-Series, and S-Class. Design will be based on the Volvo Concept Universe that debuted on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. The S100 will debut sometime around 2018.

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Spotted in China: Opel Omega 2.0 GL

September 12, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Opel Omega 2.0 GL

A light gold Opel Omega 2.0 GL sedan, Spotted in China close to the eastern section of the Third Ring Road in Beijing. The Omega was in reasonable shape but in urgent need of a good clean-up. The paint was fading a bit and some panel gaps were a tad too wide. Rust however was nowhere to be seen and all parts appeared to be in place.

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