News From The Bling Dynasty: Shining In China

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

Our friends at Carnewschina always keep an eye on the latest developments when it comes to bling in China. Today, they bring you a chrome covered Buick Regal. The car in question is owned by a member of the of the Beijing Buick Regal club. Yes, they have a Buick Regal club.

The scintillating specimen is based on the Regal GS, newly launched in China last September. The standard GS is powered by a 2.0 turbo with 220hp. After some chiptuning, the car is now good for 260hp. Or so they say. More pictures here. We advise protective eyewear before perusing the link.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href="http://www.tomokoandbertel.com"> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href="http://www.offshoresuperseries.com"> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • Secret Hi5 Secret Hi5 on Jan 03, 2012

    And I thought the Oregon Ducks helmets were blinding . . .

  • ToplessFC3Sman ToplessFC3Sman on Jan 03, 2012

    So in China the Regal GS is basically the USA's Regal Turbo (210 hp turbo DI) It doesn't have the USA's Regal GS "Fangs" or the 270 hp engine?

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    • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Jan 03, 2012

      @daveainchina Years ago at a party in Ann Arbor I heard someone say "Try this cocaine. It's very good. It cost a lot of money."

  • Add Lightness As a kid, it was Germany, then Japan, then Korea, now China. Italy was and still is, the maker of needy mistresses.
  • Add Lightness So now new Mach-E buyers have the choice whether they want to save $8,000 or become indentured the finance companies, possibly for life.Buy what you can afford, even if that means buying tools and learning new life skills.
  • Dale I like it. Not sure when we will be in the market for a 2nd EV, but this looks like a nice hatchback.
  • FreedMike Cute car. If it's priced right it could be a winner.
  • Theflyersfan By the end of the summer, it will be buy one, get one free with a free charger at home install.
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