We don't know if episodes of "Pinks" are shown in China, but Shenzhen-based automaker BYD appears to be doing its best simulation, by pitting its Qin plug-in hybrid sedan against all comers.

Two recent YouTube videos show the sedan facing off against Mustangs, Minis, Porsches and all sorts of other vehicles on the dragstrip, which in this case appeared to be an airstrip. All the more room for braking, we guess.

The shorter, two-minute video shows the Qin (pronounced "chin") beating out eight other challengers. The longer, three-minute video shows the Qin in a series of races against 34 other vehicles, and the BYD pretty much came up in the middle of the pack there. We're not completely positive, of course, because neither video has any graphics in English.

BYD in April 2012 unveiled the Qin at the Beijing Motor Show and said it'd replace the low-selling F3DM. The Qin features an all-electric range of 31 miles and a claimed rating of 118 MPGe. More appropriately for the videos, the car also has a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 300 horsepower and a 0-60 acceleration time of less than seven seconds. You can check out both cinematic masterpieces by simply scrolling below.





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      Grendal
      • 2 Days Ago
      I thought it was doctored too. The BYD is way behind then all of a sudden it's in first.
      danfred411
      • 2 Days Ago
      Funny that among all these crap cars the BRZ was losing in some of the clips.
      BipDBo
      • 2 Days Ago
      Is it just me or does it look like the race in the first video was thrown?
        SublimeKnight
        • 2 Days Ago
        @BipDBo
        Definitely something fishy. Check out the BRZ which is dead last at one point and then finishes 3rd.
      Jesse Gurr
      • 2 Days Ago
      Is it just me or did the Focus ST and the BYD switch places at 1:28 in the first video and then switch back? And uhh...it looks like everyone had their brake lights on before they crossed the finish line. That's kind of odd.
      Turbo Froggy
      • 2 Days Ago
      Hmm, I think I would be much more interested in seeing the BYD in a offset frontal crash test than a drag race. That is the most important thing and something that all Chinese car manufactures struggle with.
      thecommentator2013
      • 2 Days Ago
      What you people all forget: More competition will bring us better, faster, nicer, cheaper cars.
      SublimeKnight
      • 2 Days Ago
      It wins ugliest in a landslide defeat
      BipDBo
      • 2 Days Ago
      That was one of my clues. With better traction and lower power to weight ratio, the BRZ should not have a slow start and then catch up in the end. It should do the opposite. Other cars seem to trade spots a lot. I looks like this video was edited together over a number of runs and they couldn't be consistent in which order they wanted them all to finish.
      • 2 Days Ago
      Well, this car is on sale in China now and owners have verified its acceleration and it did not break down after. Low oil consumption, fast acceleration, and low price of this design shall capture everyone's attention. The only unknown factor is reliability. It is silly to laugh at a newcomer. The same mistake has been made on Japanese cars.
      Jmaister
      • 2 Days Ago
      this car is fast, but faster than the shelby and the porsche? too many cuts, would like to see the full video unadulterated.
      Wm
      • 2 Days Ago
      300HP from a 1.5l turbo? That is an impressive number for a street going engine.
      • 2 Days Ago
      Of course, we're dealing with a country here that has no history of propaganda //sarc, and I hope you didn't struggle too hard suspending your disbelief for a half minute.
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