Formula One fans were abuzz this morning with rumors that Kimi Räikkönen lost his passport. Oh my gosh! Will Kimi miss Free Practice 1? Given the speed at which another one appeared in his hand, we're guessing he just got stuck on a later flight than his teammate. What could be the hold-up? Let's take a look.
Want a car in Shanghai, but don't want to pay as much as $15,000 U.S. for a license plate? Then you need a Tesla Model S, friend!
From the view out of its taxi cabs, to the paths of its ferries, from the top of its skyscrapers, to the kitchens of its tiniest restaurants. This is Shanghai, all in one timelapse.
The Pudong Highway Patrol of Shanghai broke the news of a one-vehicle accident along with a series of instructional image macros on its blog as a GIF. This is road safety for the modern internet.
This Ferrari 458 Italia was just sitting, minding its own business on a busy Shanghai street when a horse kicked it. What provoked the horse? Perhaps that bull in the background goaded it.
I don't know who made this image or how. I just know that it's now making the rounds and I wanted to share it with you because it's simply a magnificent shot. It's even more impressive in HD:
What the Shanghai Motor Show lacked in relevant reveals, it more than made up for in gorgeous and tasteful Booth Professionals captured by a pair of photographers from the Associated Press and Getty who apparently have no qualms about shooting them from whatever angle they deem appropriate.
Give Rolls-Royce credit, they know where the market is. Thus they debuted the Extended Wheelbase Ghost in China, where that extra 6.7 inches is going to go a long way.
Mercedes had everything they needed today for the debut of the Concept A-Class in Shanghai: Dr. Z, a crappy American rapper, a Chinese movie star, and a working car. Oh, wait, they were missing that last thing.
Over in Shanghai, Volvo's Chinese parent Geely trundled out the McCar concept, which it says can transform for a variety of driving needs and could go into production. The Mc stands for "magic." Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Citroen's new DS5 tall-sedan-short SUV thing will roll into the Shanghai Motor Show tomorrow, sporting a diesel-hybrid system and extra carrying space for baguettes or protest signs for labor strikes.
Audi used the Shanghai DTM race to debut a TT GT4 turnkey racer planned for production in 2012, though inexplicably called a concept. The car will feature a racing body, roll cage, fuel cell, and 340 hp TFSI engine.
The Shanghai Auto Show seems like a distant dream now. We laughed. we cried. We swear we got lead poisoning. Below we've compiled the very best of our exclusive international Shanghai coverage. Enjoy the Sinogasm.