• Jan 5, 2009
Dongfeng began as one of Chairman Mao's pet projects in 1968, but lately, the Chinese automaker has been feeling left behind, despite being one of the largest carmakers in the pentad of China's auto industry. According to reports, Dongfeng intends to change that by introducing a new sport coupe of its own, with sales beginning sometime in 2009. While the pignosed monstrosity on the right isn't necessarily the final design, it's an enduring tribute to the first-generation Hyundai Tiburon after ransacking the Pep Boys' "shiny crap" aisle. At least there will be rockin' tunes supplied by that bitchin' concertina built into the hatchback. To be fair, what we've seen so far is a concept, so we'd expect an actual production car -- rumored to be aimed at the premium buyer and powered by Mitsubishi -- to be toned down. Here's hoping.

[Source: China Car Times]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Chairman Meow approves?
      • 6 Years Ago
      IF IT LOOKS ANYTHING REMOTELY CLOSE TO THAT I WILL SUE THE EARTH.

      ohmygodthatisthefugliestthingihaveeverseenotherthantheaztek.
      • 6 Years Ago
      U-G-L-Y.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is clearly a case of looked better on paper.... but to whom, I don't know.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the Chinese just love building wacky cars...A first I thought it was just bad designers but now I think thats what the like clown wacky cars..
      • 6 Years Ago
      People buying Tiburon will love this!
      • 6 Years Ago
      wtf is up with that accordion crap? I like how it imitates the first gen Tiburon tail lights. But seriously, what purpose does that accordion boot serve? Does that act as a spoiler or something? I don't understand.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's built on the body of 1st gen Tiburon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Put a big honkin' Genesis V8 in it and all will be forgiven...ROFLMAO!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I defy the designer of this car to defend this creation.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh my, an accordion on 13" wheels
        • 6 Years Ago
        THE BACKKKKKK!!!! AHH MY EYES!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dongfeng, Almost as Much Fun as a Pile of Dung.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Pure Death Trap. I Hope They Don't Use "Malemine" On It. Lol...
        • 6 Years Ago
        DongFail!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I mean, Melamine, a toxic chemical that killed a lot of Chinese kids several months ago. XD
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