Tuesday, June 9, 2009

China did it....AGAIN...Part 1.01

I know the title above sounds stupid, but, believe me, you might find that it makes sense after all..

So, for starters, ever heard of the Rolls-Royce Phantom? For those who know about the car, it's one where luxury, refinement, opulence, comes second to none. Speaking of which, here it is.

On the other hand, a small, less established car company, aptly called Geely (gosh, that sounds, 'geli'...WTF??), who'd decided that the great Rolls shouldn't be entitled to such a big pie of the uber-luxury market share, so, it has decided to make a competitor.

And guess what? This is the end product, and do laugh as much as you want..

Looks disturbingly similar, eh? From what i see, hell, YEAH! So let's move on and try and break down some of its specs....

Firstly, an uber-luxury car is all about the engine, performance, and, power. While the Rolls-Royce makes with a 5.9 V12 that could be used as a 'pasar-malam' generator to power tens and tens of 'pasar-malams', not to forget 550 horses in the engine. On the other hand, the GE (anybody wanna guess whether General Electric will sue them for the name?) uses a 3.5 litre V6 sourced by Toyota. Wait a minute. Toyota? maybe that's the reason it'd go from 0-60 in 7.5 seconds. The Phantom? 5.5s. And that's for a vehicle which weighs almost double. Now, EAT THAT, Geely....

Next, ever wondered how much it costs? Apparently, we can get one for just a nicker of 30 grand, in US dollars.....compared to the Rolls, which costs 250 grand........

In short, this Geely GE, (or whatever motherfucking name it is..) is a fine piece of crap engineering, blatant immitations, below par finishes, horrible quality control, wheezy or underpowered engines, not to forget, cheesy handling.

Oh, did i forget to mention that they're cheap? Thanks, but no thanks. i'd still take the Optima with that money, thank you.

No comments:

Post a Comment