A road trip that starts off in Beijing reveals just how expensive it is to love and own cars in China.
China is a country where some citizens are swimming in wealth while the majority are drowning in poverty. The contradiction is actually quite stunning as Drive Channel’s Mike Spinelli discovers while on a trip to China for the sole purpose of taking the new Bentley Flying Spur on a road trip. Starting off in Beijing, Spinelli makes it through the city’s smog to the countryside to the Great Wall of China. But the country’s uber wealthy also love hypercars and they’re forced to pay nearly 150 percent in import tax duties in order to have one.
What’s more is that owners are willing to pay big bucks for tuning purposes. Still, why is it that only the wealthy are car enthusiasts?