Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Tuesday October 1, 2019, rode in an open-topped armoured Hongqi L5 Limousine during a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China.
In his speech while cruising in the iconic car, Chinese President, Xi said:
“No power can shake the status of our great motherland, no force can stop the progress of the Chinese people and nation”
“Yesterday’s China has been written into the history books. Today’s China is being created by more than one billion people. Tomorrow’s China will be even better”
Xi Jinping remarks were followed by the countries biggest ever military parade that also saw the unveiling of China’s newest missiles, including a nuclear-capable one.
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Just like the Toyota Century Limo, the Chinese-only Hongqi L5 is aimed at billionaire businessmen and super stars who want to show off their being-Chinese credentials.
It comes in three versions, one for members of the government, one for parades, like the official state car above, and the civilian model.
All versions measure 5.5 meters long, 2 meters wide, 1.5 meters high and with a wheelbase of 3.4 meters. To put that into perspective, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 is 5.2 meters long.
The super luxury limousine is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 engine, producing around 402-horsepower. Gearbox is a six-speed automatic sending power to all four wheels.
It will travel more than 500 miles on a single 105 liter tank of fuel. Hongqi didn’t specify the top speed and acceleration.
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