Chinese Knockoff Batmobile Is Just $11,207, Some Assembly Required

26-year-old Li Weilei and friends have built a full-scale Tumbler Batmobile replica out of scrap metal at a warehouse in Shanghai. Doesn't look quite as off-road ready as the new batmobile, but apparently it was built for about 11 grand. Oh, and it can't actually move under its own power. » 6/03/14 10:45am 6/03/14 10:45am

China's Cultural Revolution is the reason why we have Chinese Copycats…

As a prelude to A Brief History of Asian Stealth, Part 2 (which will focus on the People's Republic of China and its People's Liberation Air Force), one needs to understand the history of the PRC's aerospace industry. In order to understand that, one needs to understand the motivations of the Chinese Cultural… » 1/25/14 9:44am 1/25/14 9:44am

The Lifan 720 Is Not A Honda Accord, We Swear

You may remember Lifan » 9/12/08 11:20am 9/12/08 11:20am from its revealed at the . A new report suggests the company isn't content to rest on just Mini's laurels, no sir. Recognizing that the Cooper is a niche vehicle, Lifan has elected to take inspiration from the Honda Accord for a new sedan called the 720. We don't have details yet, but the…

Fake Ferrari Wears Porsche Badges On China's Coast

This fake Ferrari doesn't look nearly as bad as some of the abominations we've seen » 8/19/08 1:40pm 8/19/08 1:40pm, but this was spotted in China, where they've got plenty of experience making knock-offs. Oddly enough, they've decided to place Porsche badges on the fiberglass bodywork. Stranger yet, this isn't even a functioning vehicle: The…

Take A Look Inside A Chinese Smart FourTwo Cloning Factory

We make jokes all the time about the Chinese propensity to clone all manner of automobile, but actually seeing the process makes things a bit more real. You forget there are people behind those cars, working in god-knows-what condition, and exposed to whatever chemicals seem necessary for the job. This is a set of… » 3/24/08 5:05pm 3/24/08 5:05pm