Chinese Man Builds Homemade Electric Lamborghini for Grandson

Chinese grandfather's homemade "Lamborghini" electric car.


From NetEase:

Zhengzhou Old Man Builds a “Lamborghini” for Grandson, Construction Cost of 5000 RMB

2014 February 19, Henan province Zhengzhou city Erqi district — The over 50-year-old Old Guo spent 5000 yuan and used his own hands to build a “Lamborghini” sports car to take his grandson to school, attracting many onlookers. Niu Jun/CFP


The over 50-year-old Old Guo is this car’s maker. The first time the idea of making the car sprouted into his mind was while taking his grandson to school. The child is restless and when sitting on the back of an electric moped, it would be easy for him to fall off. Old Guo thus began refining his idea of building an electric car, to carry the child to school. So, Old Guo consulted images on the internet, and after a long half year and over 5000 yuan fabricated this car. Photo is of Old Gu taking his grandson out for a spin.


This car’s shape is that of a “Lamborghini” sports car. In addition to a rear-view mirror, it has all the accessories, as well as a stereo installed. Of the three push buttons on the steering wheel, the two on the left and right control the horn, while the center button can be pushed to engage reverse. According to Old Guo, this car has 5 internal batteries, and can travel a relaxed 60 kilometers. Photo is of the hand-made Lamborghini, approximately 2 meters long and 1 meter wide.


When Local traffic police were interviewed, they said this car can be driven as a toy at low speeds within the neighborhood or park, but because there is no relevant technical parameter support and did not go through safety inspection qualifications procedures as regulated by the country, it is absolutely not allowed to go on public roads in accordance with traffic regulations. To keep with the characteristics of a sports car, the car uses scissor doors design, a wing is installed on the rear end, and the car body is made from stainless steel, the car’s body completely shaped with tools.


The steering wheel is affixed with Lamborghini’s logo, Which Old Guo purchased off the internet. The push button in the middle of the steering wheel can control the car’s forward and reverse drive.


The electric door is fitted with glass.


The sports car is fitted with a concealed electrically operated rain canopy/cover, which when started will automatically raise the rain canopy.


The sports car was completeled in Old Guo’s “workshop”. The workshop has all the tools necessary such as a pneumatic press and cutter.


The family was very supportive of Old Guo building the car.


After the first sports car was made, other relatives also wanted one. Old Guo found time to make another two sports cars.


Old Guo normally is engaged in some minor business, so in order to transport things, he specially designed a tow hook on the back of the car that can be attached to a trailer, allowing the sports car to suddenly transform into a towing vehicle.


Old Guo’s handcrafted “Lamborghini” sports car has attracted quite a few people’s attention.

Comments from NetEase:

网易湖南省株洲市网友 [豪放女]:

Fuck, where is this old man from? Cheating/scamming even his own grandson?? [This netizen is continuing the NetEase pastime of making fun of people from Henan province, where Zhengzhou is located.]

网易河南省郑州市网友 ip:218.29.*.*: (responding to above)

I’m sorry, grandson, I’ve cheated/scammed you.

fhxy105 [网易山东省网友]:

The masters [extraordinarily talented] are hidden among the people [the ordinary].

网易山东省德州市网友 ip:119.184.*.*:

There’s an even more ruthless old man, who installed a wind-powered electricity generator at the front of a car, the blunder becoming even known abroad.

临沂伟哥专卖 [网易山东省临沂市网友]:

I bet the traffic police are currently setting up checkpoints at various intersections…
Just like that one guy in Sichuan who modified an Alto into a sports car, only to be fined after posting about it on the internet, forbidden from driving it on the road.

扬善抑恶 [网易辽宁省沈阳市网友]: 2014-02-22 10:11:41 发表

Old man, you’re showing up First Automobile Works [FAW] and Second Automobile Works [Dongfeng Motor]!

网易广东省深圳市手机网友 ip:113.118.*.*:

Niu, too niu.

Though I want to say the traffic police are waiting for you up ahead.

网易江苏省镇江市网友 ip:180.118.*.*:

Education these days puts too much emphasis on books without any emphasis on practice. This is a mistake.

Only when practice and education are both equally emphasized can we raise talented people with creativity.

网易上海市网友 ip:218.193.*.*:

Really admire the elderly person’s thinking and skill. The popularization of electric cars may not be far in the future.


Something that others have been doing for over a hundred years, and you go and make such a low level imitation. And it is reported throughout the nation’s media. Just whose problem is this?

网易北京市网友 网易北京市网友 ip:219.142.*.*: (responding to above)

He’s just an ordinary common person [regular guy], and it is not as if he’s doing it to produce a real car. Frankly, the old man simply made a toy to amuse his grandson. Such a positive and loving thing, why do you look at it from such a dark and negative perspective?


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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