I test drove the Volkswagen XL1 on Friday at the Chaoyang Sports Center. What’s the XL1, you ask? Only the most efficient car in the world — efficient in every way, from weight to energy usage to fuel consumption (it can go 100 kilomters on one liter, thus the 1 in XL1). ”Are there any areas in which you think you can do more optimization?” I asked Dr. Volker Kease, technical project manager.
A family dispute over money has produced the above picture of a car on top of a five-story apartment complex in Lishui, Zhejiang province.
How bad must a car dealership be to drive someone to demonstrably obliterate his own car? Outside the 12th Qingdao International Auto Show yesterday, three men, apparently driven to the brink by customer service (we've all been, yeah?), took sledgehammers and systematically ruined a Maserati (we've not done this).
What if we told you the last one to stop touching the car gets to keep it? How long could/would you touch it, then? Yesterday in Shanghai, some 60 people began competing to win a new Volkswagen Polo by keeping their hands pressed to it. According to China Daily, contestants were allowed one 15-minute bathroom... Read more »
A Latvian tank manufacturer has its sights set on the Chinese market. Dartz, owned by Leonard Yankelovich, plans to roll out its first non-armored vehicle, called Black Snake, to ring in Chinese New Year. The $1-million-plus vehicle comes with a 5.5-liter twin turbo V8 engine that produces 557 horsepower. Whoa. Also, according to Forbes: The Black Snake... Read more »