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Forget Ferrari, The $803,300 Red Flag L5 Is The New Must-Have Car In China

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For the wealthy Chinese with 5 million Yuan (around $800,000) burning a hole in their pocket, there is a new must-have 'toy'. Instead of the latest Ferrari or Lambo, it is none other than the provocatively named "Red Flag L5" that is popping eyeballs and leaving the wealthy Chinese breathless...

As Bloomberg reports,

Forget Ferraris. Someone paid at least 5 million yuan ($803,300) to buy a Chinese car.

 

China FAW Group Corp. began taking orders for the tailor-made Red Flag L5, the nation’s most expensive vehicle, with the first one sold to a customer in Nanjing, the automaker said in a statement today at the Beijing auto show. Delivery will take three months, said the buyer, Wang Zhonghua, who runs a company that operates a chain of furniture malls in China.

 

FAW produces the Red Flag luxury vehicles used by government officials and also makes Volkswagen AG (VOW)’s Audi cars in China as its local manufacturing partner. Formerly called First Automotive Works, which was started by the Communist Party as a linchpin of China’s industrial policy, the company is seeking to capitalize on a government campaign to buy local brands.

 

For the price of a Red Flag L5, one can buy a Ferrari FF in China, according to Cheshi.com, an auto pricing website.

Are the Chinese shifting from decadent flashiness to understated luxury... in an effort to hide the graft? Or does this odd looking vehicle lay golden eggs, come with a happy ending, and exhaust unicorn tears?

 

Goregous? Inside...

 

and out?

 

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:33 | 4679779 Mr Pink
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More importantly.. Yahoo news  top weekend stories : Kim Kardashian wears pink jumpsuit

Where do I get one of those one way tickets to Mars?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:35 | 4679791 IridiumRebel
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Mr. Pink Jumpsuit?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:37 | 4679800 THX 1178
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BOOOOOOO!!!!!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:41 | 4679821 i-dog
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Good grief! Designed in the 1950s; built in the 21st century.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:43 | 4679831 ACP
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Made popular by the Green Hornet, looks like. And the old series at that.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:49 | 4679849 Headbanger
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Must have been designed in North Korea

All it needs are BIG FINS!

And fender skirts!

And why does that front end remind me of Bender from Futurama (Brought to You In Living Color!)??

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:52 | 4679872 SilverIsKing
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I had always wondered what ever happened to Eisenhower's car.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:56 | 4679886 knukles
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Pelosimobile

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:58 | 4679905 Bindar Dundat
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UGGGG--LLYYYY!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:02 | 4679920 Say What Again
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I guess there is no law against talking on the cell phone while driving in China, because as one can clearly see in the last photo, the driver is calling someone (his loan broker?) while driving this expensive automobile.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:27 | 4680022 pods
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You guys are missing the point. It is not how the car looks.
It will however increase your driving skills by a factor of 8.

pods 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:31 | 4680042 Boris Alatovkrap
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Yu wan ka? Yu a lichi lichi mo ni? Ai se lyu led fu lag!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:29 | 4680243 James_Cole
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Lol no expense spared on that interior. Save a bunch of money and pick up one of these instead:

http://www.caranddriver.com/photo-gallery/2014-mercedes-benz-s63-amg-pho...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:37 | 4680281 Stackers
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It's like a Zil and a Bently had a love child

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:47 | 4680333 Harlequin001
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The front is definately Hillman Minx, the rest of it straight Bently copy.

Looks shite, sorry, but it does...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:53 | 4680364 eatthebanksters
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These used to come free in a box of rice candy...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:30 | 4680487 Oh regional Indian
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:19 | 4680987 gmrpeabody
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The clock is sweet...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:31 | 4681138 mjcOH1
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"Good grief! Designed in the 1950s; built in the 21st century."

 

It appears to be a 55 Studebaker, with the finest of plastic interiors.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:11 | 4681351 long-shorty
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the problem with there being so many blogs and content aggregators these days is that you keep seeing April Fools joke press releases turned into news stories throughout the whole month of April (e.g. Nike's cork shoes).

then something like this comes along and you can't tell if it's real or just a very late April Fools joke.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:17 | 4681363 Four chan
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they should keep their day jobs,

being slaves.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:21 | 4680455 Pairadimes
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Peak greater fool?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:58 | 4681449 Hooter Shaker
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Ugly as shit.  Looks like an old Checker POS taxi cab.  They used to call them Sputniks...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:21 | 4680992 Sirius Wonderblast
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Kudos for remembering the Hillman! There was even a company that specialised in tuning those sorry heaps, can't recall their name for the llfe of me. Of course, related to Hillman was Humber (at least once all part of Rootes) - remember the Sceptre and Super Snipe? Such car-isma!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:30 | 4680483 Mountainview
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But it must weight 5 tons...nothing for Greens and global warming fighters...even if 5 cows issue more greenhouse gases... 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:18 | 4681366 Four chan
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chinas secret goal is to destroy the earth before india.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:59 | 4680381 Zerozen
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OK own up, who the hell downvoted this?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:39 | 4680289 post turtle saver
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lol @ idiots with cell phones in their ear when their cars have hands-free support... proof once again that people only do that to look "important" in their cars while they're driving

here's a hint to those idiots that like to do that...

- if you were really important, you wouldn't be driving, someone would be driving for you

- even if someone were driving for you, your secretary would be in the car taking calls for you if you were truly important

fucking new money, no class at all

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:08 | 4680955 crazzziecanuck
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He could be using his free hand to cover his shameful face being caught on camera driving this thing.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:07 | 4681340 NidStyles
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Uhh, not everyone drives a new car...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:48 | 4680708 Professor Fate
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Early 90's Chrysler product with just a hint of 50's Nash Metropolitan and certainly the reliability of a Yugo.  Or...that POS is the same price as an original 427 AC Cobra.  Let's run one through the Mecom auction and see just what she brings.  LOL

Fate the Magnificent
"Push the Button, Max

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:46 | 4680530 worbsid
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You will know what's in it after you buy it.  For $800K, one should hope it comes with a "Fully Equipted" back seat.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:11 | 4680783 PT
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But you don't understand.  These ones will be worth more on the second hand market.  They also come with the "rehypothecated collateral" option package.  It's an investment I tells ya!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:13 | 4680790 PT
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Didn't the last Ukrainian Prez have one of these in his collection?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:24 | 4680824 Son of Loki
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It's good to see Third World folks buying million dollar cars. Before long, they'll be buying $3-$5 million dollar houses in Kalifornia!

 

...oh, wait....

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:52 | 4679873 idea_hamster
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The luxury Lada.  Ugh.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:55 | 4679882 Headbanger
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:28 | 4680029 Say What Again
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The Chinese need to learn how to market luxury cars...

http://www.coupay.com/topoften/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Rolls-Royce-Ph...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:47 | 4680116 Citxmech
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It looks like a Fiat 124.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:36 | 4680247 25or6to4
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No way. Looks like a slight update on the 1960s Opal designs that were so forward thinking. Where do I put my money down?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:24 | 4680465 IndyPat
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Thank God the Edsel has finally been redeemed!

Kinda did for the Edsel what Obama did for Carter.

It's all about contrast....

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:27 | 4680472 wallstreetapost...
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It looks like a toyota.....with a Bugati pricetag...  I guess the Chinese are not that bright...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:22 | 4681371 Four chan
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the new rich have always been funny in their spending.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:33 | 4680041 Bunga Bunga
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This is how every GM car will look like in 30 years. Central planning can do more damage than you think.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:26 | 4680471 IndyPat
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No. They will all look like those gay electric golf carts all the hipsters drive now.

Pried one out of the grill of my Wrangler Rubicon this morning with a toothpick. Gulped it down with one bite.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:51 | 4680906 LeisureSmith
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For kommunist retro revival the Volga v12 is the king.

http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/volga.htm

The Red Flag looks like a turd.. a very expensive turd.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:55 | 4679875 knukles
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Trabant knockoff
The more thngs change the more.... 
... they are insane... 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:59 | 4679911 lasvegaspersona
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banger

YES!! It is Bender.....couldn't place the face at first though...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:09 | 4679954 jon dough
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kiss my shiny metal ass...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WqecnJ7hb0

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:53 | 4680723 Headbanger
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Thanks dudes!

Love that video!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:38 | 4681891 StychoKiller
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Hey, I resemble that remark! :>D

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:26 | 4680469 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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Looks like a Soviet ZIL.

RED FLAG? Come on now!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:26 | 4681005 Sirius Wonderblast
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Don't go dissing the Zil!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:58 | 4681209 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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I said it "looks", I said nothing about performance.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:33 | 4681425 Pee Wee
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Was going to say an East-German Trabi with the back of a Chrysler town and country.

What an ugly piece of shit.  2-stroke?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:36 | 4681408 Mine Is Bigger
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I don't get it.  The car looks quite ugly to me.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:25 | 4681516 FreedomGuy
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I thought these were eliminated in the great Permian Extinction. Some must have survived.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:46 | 4681555 Antifaschistische
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It's...

 

1/4th 1980 Russian Lada,

1/4th 1958 Chevy,

1/4th 1994 Rolls Royce,

1/4th ________....I can't put my finger on that last 1/4th!!!    

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:53 | 4681576 Antifaschistische
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in fairness to our Chinese brothers....the point isn't that this car leaves you almost speachless in a not so wonderful way.    The point is, the Chinese are attempting to satisfy their own domestic demand with their own domestic products.   They aren't good at this....but my guess, is that they'll get better with time.  As they do, they will need less $US Dollars, to buy foreign "stuff" to satisfy their domestic appetite for "cool" stuff.

THAT is the critical, long term, relevant take away from this article because that is what will chip away at the US Dollar.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:08 | 4681734 mccvilb
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Saw this earlier and my first thought was hmmm, 1955-56 era. I'm guessing some Chinese hacker looking to steal designs got punked by the boyz in the Cadillac division. Note the tiny analog clock and single headlamps. Pwned bigtime. Red Flag is right. BFRF. 803 K? ROTFLMAO.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:18 | 4681245 monkeyboy
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And the old addage holds true, money can't buy taste.

 

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:06 | 4680176 SilverRhino
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Looks like a 1980's Zil limosuine with rounded headlights. 

http://motorsfolia.com/imgs/zil/zil-41047/zil-41047-04.jpg 

Seriously WTF are these guys smoking ... $800K for that??? 

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:24 | 4680637 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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It looks like the're taking our POS monopoly away from us.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:23 | 4680998 SilverRhino
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The Chinese K Car ... or maybe Aztek

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:08 | 4681344 Jafo
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Hey Silver Rhino - "Seriously WTF are these guys smoking ... $800K for that??? "

I don't know what they are smoking but I'll have an ounce!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:07 | 4680404 robertsgt40
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China's answer to the Edsel

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:24 | 4681257 monkeyboy
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:45 | 4681894 StychoKiller
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ROFLMAO!!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:09 | 4681736 Larry Dallas
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This looks like a bad psychedellic dream of some late 60s metal reincarnated with some later-day technology.

I will have bad dreams tonight.

Jay-Z will undoubtedly make a Gucci edition...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:33 | 4679781 bagehot99
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Government Motors.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:36 | 4679796 Stoploss
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It is plainly visible that all of the stolen car designs have culminated in this one vehicle..

 

Stupid is as stupid does...........

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:45 | 4679846 McMolotov
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I'm pretty sure this is the result of mating an old Chevy Nova and a 1970 Mercedes 300SEL.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:58 | 4679904 SilverIsKing
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I'm selling pre-orders for the Red Flag L6.  Just give me a down payment of $500,000 and I'll deliver a brand new L6 within the next five years for only a balance of $100,000 more, payable when I deliver the car.

If I fail to make delivery, I will deliver three brand new 2019 BMW 750s, fully loaded.

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:17 | 4680803 PT
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And what could be a better name than, "Red Flag"?  What are they going to call next year's model - The Jalopy?  The Pit-Stop?  The Lemon?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:53 | 4681900 StychoKiller
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How about "Dragon Eternal Super-Fast?"

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:59 | 4679910 Ignatius
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Take a Chrysler 300 to a East LA custom car shop and 30 days later... Wha-la....

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:06 | 4680182 MisterMousePotato
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It's "voila."

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:10 | 4680596 Agent P
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In this case, I think it's "voirah"

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:00 | 4680735 Headbanger
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Hey McMolotov!

Don't you insult my '70 Nova like that!

It would rip your ears off on the quarter mile!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:01 | 4679916 Bindar Dundat
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 It was a drug induced abortion prior to term.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:04 | 4679917 Bindar Dundat
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 The inside is early 1970's Fiat.  Good god what were they thinking?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:12 | 4680787 SAT 800
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What's the buyer thinking? Apparently Chinese optics are quite different than anyone else on the planet; unless it turns out that Koreans think this is a really neat car.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:14 | 4679970 BlindMonkey
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On the plus side you will never be accused of compensating for a small penis when driving one.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:09 | 4680190 TruthInSunshine
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It's China, FFS. That's the last thing anyone there would even dare try & pull off - even they realize some stereotypes ring true.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:53 | 4681429 Pee Wee
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No way, the 'Cedes had good front curves and double the lights.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:51 | 4681898 StychoKiller
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Looks like an older Ford Fairlane contributed some genes as well!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:28 | 4680480 DosZap
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Now, I don't care what you say, that is one FUGLY car, at ANY price.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:16 | 4680797 SAT 800
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Double plus true. I'd be embarrassed to give it away.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:34 | 4679785 LibertarianX
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Peak Lunacy !!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:38 | 4679792 hobopants
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Luxury Cadre car? Looks a bit like a datsun roadster.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:36 | 4679797 Zerozen
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Makes me think of the Toyota Century. I never understood the appeal. Would rather have the Ferrari FF any day.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:04 | 4679925 robertocarlos
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The FF, pronounced F - F - Ah, is the best car ever made. The Italians just need to work a  bit on the paint and fit but what do you want when you spend 400k for the fabulous drive-train and the body is free.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:07 | 4680408 Zerozen
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The Ferrari will also get you laid a lot more than this automotive travesty. On second thought, anything will get you laid more than this. A Smart Car will make it positively rain pussy compared to this. On third thought, maybe China is different and this geezermobile makes you look manly and virile over there?

Seriously, just looking at this thing makes me feel sad. Sad because I know some nouveau riche idiots are going to spend money on this, and I feel like there should be an intervention for them.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:42 | 4680688 Oldwood
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I'm not so sure about that. It definitely says the driver has more money than good sense...an easy mark...fake boobs and heavy eyeliner should do the trick.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:03 | 4681471 FreedomGuy
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Best comment so far ,Zerozen. I laughed so hard that I thought I was going to need a heimlich maneuver as I ate dinner.

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:40 | 4679801 Cognitive Dissonance
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That grille is too die for.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:45 | 4679840 Headbanger
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No... The hood ornament!

Looks like it came off a 50's Hudson maybe??

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:12 | 4680197 Cognitive Dissonance
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And the analog clock in the middle of the center console.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:44 | 4680689 Oldwood
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Stole it from the Porsche Panamera. For some reason I don't think it is a stop watch though.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:06 | 4681476 FreedomGuy
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How many of those buttons to you think actually work or do anything? I suspect the most advanced technology is that the car has ten cigarette lighters front and back for the chain smoking Chinese men.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:17 | 4680804 SAT 800
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It looks like they may have stolen the clock from the Russian Zil; if they made a good copy it'll run for about a month, and then never again. Too weird.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:40 | 4679809 farmboy
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Wow, must be that if something is ugly eunogh is is beautiful again.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:44 | 4679837 ParkAveFlasher
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All it needs is sand on the floor, and I'd let my cat shit in it!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:41 | 4679810 SgtSchultz
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Doesn't it look like one of those old Soviet era cars?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:05 | 4679932 JuliaS
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"Pobeda" comes to mind. Nowhere as expensive, but is associated with the political elite nonetheless. A family friend bought one near the time of the collapse of the USSR. Maintains it and has it running to this day. The interior resembles a mechanical typewriter. The radio is the kind that cars here in the US had in the 50's. Beautiful collector's item.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:41 | 4679815 83_vf_1100_c
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80s/90s rear Caddy, 60s front end, new model from the ground up Chinese made. What could go wrong? Still copying the competition and apparently trowing stuff from the parts box at random.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:41 | 4679816 NoIdea
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Looks like it was designed in 1972! Does it run on nuclear fusion energy and fly?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:41 | 4679817 b_thunder
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It's actually all very simple:  outside it's a near-copy of the "limousines" that were used to drive around USSR and Chi-Com party elite.

the new "capitalist elite" wants to look like the "old" party elite

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:56 | 4679888 FreedomGuy
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In China, status or "face" is everything. The mere fact that this car makes a statement in China is the reason it will sell well, not because it is some technological or luxury marvel. It probably makes a statement to the government, as well. Political connections to the Communist Party are still very valuable.

There is also a 100% tariff on all imported cars with very few exceptions. Protectionism is rampant in China.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:46 | 4680699 Oldwood
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It says a lot about a person, to spend that much on something that ugly. Almost like trying to prove how rich or bad ass you are that looks don't count. My first wooden gocart had better lines than this thing.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:44 | 4679818 Bokkenrijder
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But will it, or anybody inside it, survive a crash against a Smart car?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:41 | 4679819 Ban KKiller
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Is this what the fascists will drive? Biofuel from obese humans? Or pig fat? Not attractive at all...what's in the trunk? Any anti mob features just in case?

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:47 | 4679820 1stepcloser
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You could give me one, I still wouldn't drive it..  Like an Edsel fucked a Beatle bus and produced this abortion..

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:42 | 4679824 Firing Pin
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Ban L5's...for the children. 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:42 | 4679825 10mm
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Can't stand drivin anymore unless it's remote.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:42 | 4679826 jusman
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I have never seen such an ugly car!  Just what does one get for $800k?  Looks like a cross between a 1960s Austin and a 1990s Cadillac.  Horrid....

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:33 | 4680496 Mountainview
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Obama can't afford it...thats what counts for the Li's and Yi's

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:42 | 4679828 CrashisOptimistic
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Add a pointy plastic extension to the headlight cover and it will become majorly trendy.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:43 | 4679830 markar
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Looks like a Trabant on steroids. The interior is a joke. A $20K Hyundai looks richer.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:52 | 4679869 ParkAveFlasher
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I've been more impressed by a Ford Taurus dashboard.  What is that, velvet?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:36 | 4680070 tigercpa
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+1 for Coming to America reference!

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:52 | 4680132 lincolnsteffens
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+100   It reminds me of Soviet 1960's era cars. Interior looks like my 10 year old Chrysler. Maybe

they used silver for the frame.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:45 | 4679842 divingengineer
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The Green Hornet would be, well, green with envy.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:45 | 4679843 BlindMonkey
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Maybe this is why the Chinese billionaire bailed. He was shown one of these in a glitzy private showing and he came to the conclusion that the Chinese have gone full retard.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:45 | 4679847 PlusTic
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Piece of Chit!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:42 | 4681167 Headbanger
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Good thing we don't step in it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY7ZX6ngOSs

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:46 | 4679850 toms
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AWESOME...now we know who to target for removal in China! Death panels for all the bullshit corrupt wealthy!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:46 | 4679851 AG BCN
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I'm lost for words, the rest of us should be thankful that there are so many stupid fuckers in this world, without them the competition would be a lot tougher. 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:48 | 4679853 10mm
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Over priced AMC.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:48 | 4679855 beegle
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its fucking ugly

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:48 | 4679859 Troncom
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Looks like SAIC bought and shipped over the geriatric designers of this old Austin too

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:49 | 4679860 Racer
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understated luxury?

That is an vast understatement of an understatment!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:50 | 4679863 firstdivision
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Good to know they included the 5-year maintenance cost onto a $30k Chinese made car.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:51 | 4679866 Racer
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Do those headlights also double up as machine guns?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:54 | 4679877 fzrkid
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All it needs is a Fast& Furious fin on the back and it will be a pimpin machine

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:54 | 4679881 DoomJunkie
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Does it go underwater?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:03 | 4679928 Arrowflinger
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Yep, 2 months off the showroom floor and the value is underwater $450,000....

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:31 | 4680490 zipit
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If a Kennedy is driving it does.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:56 | 4679891 insanelysane
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Comes with an internal smog to O2 converter for the cabin, bird flu decontamination filter so you can drive without wearing a mask, and all wheel drive so you can go over piles of dead pigs that have been left after the river flood waters recede.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:56 | 4679892 FullFaithAndCretin
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The front is a 1958 Wolseley and the grid is made from a recycled braai grid that someone left on a beach (look it up). The back flips up to reveal sleeping accommodation for 12 persons and a small but stylish karaoke bar

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:57 | 4679894 marcusfenix
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usually I could give a shit less about this kind of thing but damn, that is one ugly automobile.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:57 | 4679896 lix333
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Kinda looks like a modern take on the Chevy Bel Air .  Its more interesting to me that culturally, in China,  this is considered to be "Hot".  

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:57 | 4679897 lix333
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Kinda looks like a modern take on the Chevy Bel Air .  Its more interesting to me that culturally, in China,  this is considered to be "Hot".  

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:57 | 4679900 Toolshed
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The analog clock in the dash doesn't look like it fits in the bezel properly. Is this article from the Onion?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:58 | 4679906 reader2010
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Does it come with 5 Pussies?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:28 | 4680481 IndyPat
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I think it seats six.
Seven if you use the trunk, Jersey style.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:30 | 4680484 zipit
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All you can eat buffet.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:00 | 4679914 Conax
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I'll take the Lamborghini, thanks.

WTF are they buying here? They like this anachronism with a red and yellow horn button?  Probably has 4 lug rims to boot.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:02 | 4679921 Emergency Ward
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With design hints stolen from Cadillac, Chrysler, Studebaker, Nash Rambler and Borgward, this new Chinese entry into the auto world.....

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