We all know good and well that some Chinese car companies counterfeit cars from other manufacturers around the world, but as taboo as the question might be, are they any good?
Every once in a while we will stumble upon a news article about a Chinese car company getting sued by another vehicle manufacturer for essentially creating a direct copy of their product. One example being a Chinese car company called Landwind for making an almost direct copy of Landrover's Evoque.
In China, there is actually a word for this called "Shanzhai", which directly translates into "mountain stronghold" and means "bandits beyond the reach of the law". And that is to the definition of what some Chinese companies are doing.
Take a company called Suzhou for example. They manufacture a car called the Eagle Carrier which, from the front, is an exact copy of a Ferrari V12 Berlinetta, while the rear is unmistakably a Porsche Cayman. Unlike most knockoffs, this one is a fully electric car that can potentially compete with some supercars of today. The Eagle Carrier features 600Nm of torque and weighs in a just 800kg! It also has a claimed 0-60 mph time of just 4.8 seconds.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Donut Media, on Are Chinese Knockoff Cars Any Good?
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