Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in the case of these owners, they may be blind. It just so happens that all of these automotive crimes happen to come from the same country, Russia. Just like last week’s golden Porsche , be glad these are not in your driveway.
For these unfortunate owners, no one mentioned that PVC piping, rivets and house paint do not make for proper car modifications. Then again, it takes a special person to craft SLR doors for a Lada or to attempt to turn a sedan into a Porsche Cayenne.
Of course there are professional Russian tuners out there, but they wouldn’t be as much fun to show. After all, every country is guilty having a select few do-it-yourself car guys. But for the sake of national pride, please try to make sure no one gets pictures. Then again, if someone does, drop us a line—we love a good laugh.
Few days ago we were speaking about the beginning of the 2008 edition of the Transsyberia Rally. By the end of the leg two of the rally Team Germany 1 car, driven by Armin Schwarz and Andi Schulz, was with five seconds faster than the Porsche Cayenne driven by Denis Levyatov and Sergey Talantsev from Team Porsche Russia 1. On the third place at the end of the second leg of the rally was the Spanish team Paul Soler and Laia Peinado also in a Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia .
If you wake up day after day only to find your bank balance replenished by a few million dollars, chances are at some point, you won’t know what to do with it. Take this Porsche 911 owner for example. He couldn’t find ways to get rid of the fast-accumulating green paper and did this to himself.- A 40- pound pure gold covered Porsche 911.
We find the idea annoying but appreciate the work that has gone into it. The carvings and designs on the surface are brilliant and would have taken weeks to complete by an extremely set of talented and skilled individuals. The polished surface looks nice and should have masked the rear-view mirrors entirely, eliminating the need for a reflective glass and related electronics for adjustments, but maybe next time?!
Driving a Porsche 911 on the streets would grab enough attention leave alone a gold-covered one. Is the Sultan of Brunei reading this?
Have you ever asked yourself what do Russians have and we don’t? Well, according to the latest photos available on the internet it looks like Russian do know how to travel and when they do it, they must use only in luxury cars.
In some recent photos we could see that Russians don’t have the ordinary yellow cabs we are used to see everywhere. Who has the money and can afford it, can choose to travel with a Maybach 62 or the powerful Techart Magnum , based on the Cayenne Turbo. Unfortunately we couldn’t find out what is the rate for a trip with one of the two cabs but for sure this is not for ordinary people.
Due to the high number of millionares in Russia it wouldn’t be a surprise to see in the future some cabs based on sport cars like Porsche, Ferrari or the luxurious Aston Martin, cars that could take you where you need but faster than ordinary cabs.
BMW plans to expand its business in Russia by opening more dealerships and boosting local production. Just like the Chinese market , demand for Beemers have increased in Russia, forcing the German Manufacturer to take necessary action. BMW is the third best selling premium brand in Russia behind Mercedes and Audi.
BMW Russia CEO Christian Kremer said the company would increase the number of dealers from 42 to 53 and increase local production by 40 percent to 6,300 cars a year.
" We need to be able to react in time to new market trends and be flexible enough to meet the requirements of Russian customers," Kremer said during a press conference in Moscow.
BMW has extended its production deal with local partner, Avtotor till 2010. The partnership began back in 1999 and it has been a flourishing one with 4,500 cars produced last year alone. The plant builds the popular X3 , 3 series and 5 series cars.
According to figures from the Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation (AEB), BMW sold 14,4008 cars in Russia in 2007, an increase of 55 percent from the previous year.
You know that "I would give my life for you" kind of love? It usually happens with people! But a young woman from Russia gave her life for her Porsche Cayenne!
The woman in case is Anna Loginova, a 29-year-old woman, a former model, the head of a private security firm. It all happened on the night of January 27 when Anna arrived on her prestigious car to Moscow’s Novomarinskaya Street to purchase a kitten from someone.
A car stopped near her Porsche and a young dark-haired man stepped out of the car and ran towards Anna’s vehicle.
Untill we have a decent gallery of the cars of the Frankfurt Motor Show, and of course, a gallery of the girls from the German-based car show, we can enjoy our eyes with some girls from the Russian Auto Show. Enjoy!
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