CH Auto creates the Aculein with Ferrari 599 looks and BMW 6-series running gear
23 April 2010

This is the CH Auto Aculein, China’s first ever supercar.

CH Auto is a Chinese design studio in the mould of Pininfarina; the company employs more than 300 people and the Aculein is the work of its chief designer, Wang Bisen.

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The Aculein – which has more than a hint of Ferrari 599 to it – is named after the poisonous tip of a scorpion’s tail.

It uses BMW 6-series running gear given to them by the German firm and is powered by a BMW 4.8-litre V8 producing 367bhp and 361lb ft of torque. It can get from 0-62mph in just 5.2sec and go on to reach a top speed of 167mph.

The firm has designed the car to drum up interest and business for its design studio. It has already worked with Chinese manufacturers including Geely, GAW and BAW, among others.

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23 April 2010

It may look a bit like a 599, but it looks SO much better than a 6 series. Perhaps BMW should employ them full time?

23 April 2010

Shame on these chinese companies who make nothing but western clones.

23 April 2010

599?

More like RX8

23 April 2010

So they make a clone of a European car to showcase their design talent?

Yeah... clearly talented.....

23 April 2010

[quote Autocar]the Aculein is the work of its chief designer, Wang Bisen[/quote]

Wicked name!

:0)

23 April 2010

You should change the title of the article to "China makes an Aston clone". Did you see that bonnet before?

23 April 2010

[quote jd28]

So they make a clone of a European car to showcase their design talent?

Yeah... clearly talented.....

[/quote] People were making the same kind of short-sighted comments back in the early 1970s when Datsun and Toyota were new kids on the UK block.

25 April 2010

thanks for just the one photo... plus it looks nothing like a 599. it looks awful. and datsuns and toyota looked MUCH better then this. skyline, 240z. toyotas 2000gt anyone?? this car just looks horribly bland. dont mind european err 'influence' but this is looks like it was influenced by turd

25 April 2010

[quote Dan McNeil v2]People were making the same kind of short-sighted comments back in the early 1970s when Datsun and Toyota were new kids on the UK block.[/quote] The truth!

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