Grither: Cheap? I can buy one of these for $200-$400k USD. He made his own for 400,000 british pounds. Or $663,000. That is dumb as shiat.
mr0x: Or maybe this is the birth of the Chinese high performance car industry?Once the news cycle is over, he'll swap out the lambo badges and put Chinese symbols instead and start building more.
jtown: Grither: Cheap? I can buy one of these for $200-$400k USD. He made his own for 400,000 british pounds. Or $663,000. That is dumb as shiat.I was going to say maybe there's a huge import tax on cars in China but it looks like it's 25%. Sure, that's a lot but it's far from the highest in the world. I think Singapore or Malaysia holds that title.
the cake is a pie: That may be the official rate, but I think unofficially it's higher than that. I remember reading a story last year - guy paid over $400k for a Maserati Quattroporte, which is 3-4x its MSRP in the US, depending on trim/configuration. I have no idea what an actual Lambo costs in China, but based off that scale alone, a $300k car in the US would be $900k or better over there. Which would mean if this guy only spent $600k to build something he's proud of, then he still got a deal, of sorts.
gfid: I'm going to skip the article and assume it's about the same guy I saw on TV the other day.According to what they said.He does want to start a high performance Chinese car company.It's largely made up of actual Lambo parts.He did pay a lot less building it himself, due in part to the ridiculous protectionist taxes China imposes.And the car looked good.
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