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(Short List)   A Chinese man has handmade a Lamborghini that can reach speeds of 193mph - not as dangerous as it sounds   (shortlist.com) divider line 25
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2014-08-28 09:40:55 AM  
Cheap Chinese knockoff? Quelle surprise.
 
2014-08-28 10:59:36 AM  
For 400,000 Pounds they could have bought one(two?) of those old ass SVs.
 
2014-08-28 10:59:51 AM  
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.
 
2014-08-28 11:01:14 AM  
I was going to say he could buy an original for the price he spent on parts, but it looks like I'm not the first.
 
2014-08-28 11:06:20 AM  

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.
 
2014-08-28 11:08:37 AM  
It's a cool thing just for the effort involved, but it doesn't look like a real Diablo and it's not going to confuse anyone looking for one. Not even close. It looks like someone took a Lotus Esprit and beat it until it swelled up and nothing fit right anymore.
 
2014-08-28 11:14:10 AM  
apparently faster than the original.  probably safer than the original too, considering the diablo was well known for living up to its name, sending unsuspecting drivers into fixed objects with its push understeer to snap oversteer c-c-c-c-combo.
 
2014-08-28 11:16:39 AM  
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.
 
2014-08-28 11:23:53 AM  
I get letting normal people get away with fake kit cars, but when someone spends over a half million dollars on their fake I would sue their asses off if I were Lamborghini. I mean they've already been going after the kit car manufacturers.
 
2014-08-28 11:38:52 AM  
l.wigflip.com
 
2014-08-28 11:45:05 AM  
...hiring even workers to help build the car...
 
2014-08-28 12:37:21 PM  

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.


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.
 
2014-08-28 12:53:11 PM  

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.


Well, if he can make subsequent ones for 100 grand each, then that's a different story.

Probably not though. More likely be thought this would be cheaper and was half done before he discovered it wasn't.

Still, making a high end car from scratch has some non zero experiential value.
 
2014-08-28 01:14:01 PM  
World's Fastest Mandarin.
 
2014-08-28 01:17:25 PM  
Came here to say he probably could have bought a real one for what he spent. Glad to see it's been covered.
 
2014-08-28 01:39:36 PM  
Why would anyone want a Lamborghini that's been slowed down?
 
2014-08-28 01:41:57 PM  

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.


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.
 
2014-08-28 01:49:45 PM  
All that and still a small penis.....Damn son!
 
2014-08-28 02:02:50 PM  

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.


Colombia has 100% of sticker price when the car was bought even if the car is 25 years old.  Then if it is deemed a classic by the Colombian Auto Association then it can have a lower tax.
 
2014-08-28 07:04:30 PM  
I bet the gasoline in it is tainted with urine.
 
2014-08-28 09:54:29 PM  

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.


The luxury tax in China is 200% I think.

So, 3x the sticker price sounds about right.

The problem is that almost everything made outside China and half the things made in China are classified as luxury.
 
2014-08-28 09:57:20 PM  

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.


I bet there is a bunch of dudes duplicating the lambo parts as we speak.
 
2014-08-28 11:17:09 PM  
Elsewhere they are saying they made this at 1/10 the price of a lamborghini in China.  Not sure how much a lamborghini costs in China.
 
2014-08-29 01:10:05 AM  
It's being driven at 193mph by an asian...I don't see how that could sound any more dangerous.

Unless he gave his wife a turn.
 
2014-08-29 08:40:53 AM  
To go to that much trouble you'd think you'd want to end up with something with your own name on it.
 
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