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China Unveils ‘SS Dolphin’ Sports Car, A 1958 Corvette C1 Clone, Worth $160k

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This 1958 ‘Corvette C1 clone’ is a $160,000 hybrid sports car from China named ‘Hongsang SS Dolphin‘.

Hongsang SS Dolphin sports quad headlamps and a shiny vertically slotted grille.

Its hybrid powertrain allows 0-60mph in 4.9s  — check out the retro-inspired ‘Hongsang SS Dolphin’.





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Chinese automakers have cloned almost every car — cars from brands like Mercedes-Benz to Range Rover. The latest is a blatant copy of the 1958 Corvette C1 from Songsan Motors called the ‘Hongsang SS Dolphin‘.

Unveiled at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, the Corvette C1 ‘knockoff’ features quad headlamps and a shiny vertically slotted grille.

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The plug-in hybrid convertible hardtop uses an electric motor and a turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine.

The automaker says SS Dolphin can travel about 60 miles on electric power and run from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds.





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Songsan’s retro-inspired Dolphin SS Hybrid sports car is priced at the equivalent of $160,000 in US — that’s roughly the cost of two 2020 Corvettes.

Unlike Jaguar Land Rover, who fought and won a long battle with Landwind over a clone of the Range Rover Evoque, GM seems to care less.

According to Carscoop, a Chevrolet’s spokesperson, who confirmed Songsan Motors didn’t seek the company’s permission for their knockoff Corvette, said :

“They are not using any of our trademarked names or logos, and the design is not identical to the C1.”





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