• Apr 22, 2008
It turns out that the Geely GT didn't corner the market on coupe concepts at Auto China 2008. Beijing Automotive -- whose Wrangler-style B40 you saw earlier -- is also on the case with its 700R coupe concept, a clean and attractive design with some interesting details. An accent line angles upward, merging with muscular rear haunches, giving the car a nice, aggressive presence. In front, knifelike headlamps; stylized, outboard air intakes; and a teensy main grille slit come together to give the car a good face. Out back, a similar motif finishes the car off, and the result is very attractive overall.

Of course, it'll probably never be anything more than vaporware, but generally speaking, it makes you wonder what on Earth goes on in the boardrooms of Chinese car companies. If they have the ability to deliver clean, original designs like this, then why bother copycatting at all? The mind reels. Until originality in this vein is the norm, the phrase "Chinese car" will remain a punchline. Too bad, because stylewise, this 700R concept is no joke.


[Source: Autoblog Chinese]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Stunning! Too bad that Pontiac did not devise a look akin to this and revive the Firebird!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Heh, I just noticed the brakes, are those off an 89 Civic?
      • 6 Years Ago
      O damn. O. O damn that's tight.
      • 6 Years Ago
      OMG... That's pretty good for a Chinese design.

      I guess it's a bit Hyundai Tiburon meets Bentley Continental GT with a hint of Chevrolet Camaro (look at all the angles before you comment my comment please).

      Hello Hyundai, wake up! Dump the iffy Genesis Coupe design and give us this please!

      And yes people, I know Hyundai is a Korean brand and this is a Chinese design...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Beijing assembles Hyundai models for Hyundai in China. It is no accident that Beijing's designs are heavily influenced by Hyundai looks.

        That is if this is indeed designed in China, as lots of Chinese concept cars this year are designed overseas. At least Geely GT was confirmed to be designed by a Korean studio for Geely.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it is because they have no incentive to. They are sitting on top of what is potentially the biggest car market in the world. Even if they sell their clones for bargain basement prices they are making better margins than if they have to meet NA/Euro environmental and safety regulations as well as quality and power demands of the consumers.

      Design some concepts like this to get investors then keep on with the present play book.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That front graphic reminds me of the Opel Flextreme concept that debued at the last Frankfurt show...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its a great design, but I have to agree with a couple people in that the design would probably be the only great thing about this car. If anyone's noticed, the Chinese motors are really low tech, and of course they don't value safety like Americans do.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats a nice looking design. It looks like it could actually be made.

      The windows are dark because there is no interior. It's just a plastic shell vacuformed over the clay model.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Send email to Beijing Automotive to let them know you all want one!
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...but we dont, we just like how it looks. it is still bound to be a remarkably inferior chinese product
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is Sweeeet
      • 6 Years Ago
      Death never looked so good!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's a nice one pulled off by the Chinese, but it has a bit of Aston outside. I wonder what the inside is like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i am really amazed, the design is exactly the car of my dreams, please acura buy that design and make it the next TL-S :D
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