Shanzhai Lamborghini by a post-80s Chinese

| April 27th, 2010

Lamborghini, how many men will kill for its high power output and sleek and exotic designs? However, it also carries a killing price tag. When most people day dreaming about riding one, some diehards dive into their basement or garage to Shanzhai one. (shanzhai: 山寨,copying, knockoff)

Two years ago, Ken Imhoff rocked the motoring press by building his own Lamborghini Countach in his basement over the course of 17 years. Here in China, a 25-year-old truck driver from Hunan Province named Chan Jinmiao makes himself one "Lamborghini"with equal enthusiasm for the model but much less investment — 1 year and about 20,000 Yuan. The quality, imaginably, is proportionate to its investment, it can only manage 80-90 km/h according to Chan. Nevertheless, love and enthusiasm traverse boarders and cultures, take a look at the less professional Chinese Shanzhai version of Lamborghini.

Photos from rednet:





10 Comments | Leave a comment | Comment feed

  1. Schamotnik says:

    Gotta admire the effort, but that’s one ugly car…

  2. b-real says:

    That’s a very ugly car, but a C+ for the venture.

  3. Tai-Pan says:

    I’ll bet he had more fun building it than the er… “fun” you could have driving around a real Lamborghini! ha ha

  4. JX says:

    that is so funny and awesome i bet he can impress girls just the same 😉

  5. GuoBao says:

    He’s already been hired to design the new QQ car.

  6. White Monkey says:

    I would pimp that ride..

  7. John says:

    Ugly car, and yellow is a chicken shit color. But props for trying.

  8. You guys are just hating for what he did. From what I can see, this guy has some serious skills – and give him some tools like a brake press and a dye stamp – and this guy could carve a niche in the “kit car” business.

    Think about it – it is guys like this that drive a country to high levels of technology.

  9. Waltermax says:

    Impressive, especially he’s only 25yo. I bet if the Korean Guy is in his bottom position, he’d spend the $3000USD on some soju liquor rather than creating a car from scratch. I know I would spend the dough on a pound of dank MJ instead of building this lambo. Can’t stop anyone from trying and bring creative!! P.S. It looks hella a lot better than the Japanese Mitsuoka Orochi car which cost $60k, please google this car if you haven’t heard about it yet.

Leave a Comment

Prove you are human! *
Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.


  1. 45 years old peasant invests 100,000 to realize the dream of flying his own aircraft | ChinaHush
  2. Chef spends 4000 yuan homemaking a knockoff Hummer | ChinaHush
Kepard - Premium VPN Service

Latest Posts

Send or Receive Money in China

David Goldman | August 16th, 2016

5 luxury hotels in Asia

Oliver Verot | June 2nd, 2016

Recent Comments

Amazing!! a fabulous job! my DIY this week is a sweater inspired by one of ICEBERG, I leave the link…» more

Oh, I see, it's the evil white man's fault. Ok» more

A brutal Tiger will not eat his own. However, man who had common sense turns out sometimes more cruel than…» more

Life is too strenuous and busy. And you need to relax and entertain after a stressful working hours? I want…» more

The article gives me a lot of interesting information. I still often share life experiences with friends. And I enjoyed…» more

Subscribe by email

Enter your email address: