• Jan 15, 2008
BYD's Wang Chanfu and Jalopnik's Matt Hardigree say hi to the ALMS folks

Jalopnik's Matt Hardigree was minding his own business, speaking to representatives of China's BYD Auto following the company's Detroit Auto Show presser yesterday. BYD had just unviled its F6 DM, a dual-mode hybrid sedan. Discussions turned to taking the car on a brief ceremonial "test drive" that involved moving it a few feet with Matt riding shotgun. As company reps sprang into action, the chairman himself got behind the wheel -- and then it got interesting. You see, what was supposed to be a few feet turned into a not-particularly-legal drive through the show floor. The photo you see above shows BYD Auto chairman Wang Chanfu driving Matt through the ALMS press conference that was in progress at the time. A full firsthand account is posted at Jalopnik, and it is hilarious. Read it here.

[Source: Jalopnik]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Mille grazie for the love guys!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's one way to get noticed .

      Who knows ... if this stunt gets enought visibility, the hybrid Elantra-look-alike car manufacturer might just make its way into the market.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have noticed that most roads in China have a max of 40km/h. Mainlanders like to cruise....very.....slowly....
      • 7 Years Ago
      wowzers.