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Lamborghini Doesn’t Mind Its Chinese Copycats
« on: March 03, 2014, 03:58:53 AM »
A feel good one out of China for once:

The Chinese grandfather who made a miniature Lamborghini for his grandson can rest easy. The folks at the Italian auto maker have no intention of slapping him or the handful of others making their own versions of the luxury cars with a lawsuit for intellectual property infringement.

“It’s not really a big violation of our copyright,” said Andrea Baldi, the managing director of Automobili Lamborghini China. “In a way, it’s actually nice that somebody is showing this passion and it gives you an idea of how strong the brand is in China.”

According to recent local news reports, the man—a farmer from the central Chinese province of Henan—invested 5,000 yuan ($816) and six months of his time crafting the mini supercar, which can reach speeds of 60 kilometers per hour. The tiny sports car comes with switchblade doors, an audio system and mirrors.

That follows the actions of people such as mechanic Wang Jian from the eastern province of Jiangsu, who spent 60,000 yuan to build his own “Lamborghini” and this barber from southwestern Yunnan province who built a “near perfect” replica of the car.

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That is a grandfather. One hell of a practical engineer, too.
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Re: Lamborghini Doesn’t Mind Its Chinese Copycats
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 11:24:23 AM »
And a pretty reasonable company as well.
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