After a rather mind-numbing trip that took roughly 16 hours longer than expected, we are here, esconced comfortably on the 81st floor of the Jin Mao Tower. Construction and bad air abound here in Shanghai, but that will not deter Los Lone Jalopnik from his appointed rounds. Plus, the Huangpu River is rife with what appear to be the Chinese version of dekotora. We think we're half in love with the place already; we're know we're totally in love with the crazy-deluxe shower in our hotel room.

Disclosure: Audi paid for our flight, our food and drink, lodging and transport to events