Suzhou Eagle Carrie – Ferrari/Porsche – The Suzhou Eagle Carrie is an electric sports car which does 0-100 in 4.8 seconds. The front of this car looks like the Ferrari California T while the rear looks like the Porsche Cayman. The manner in which the car’s name is written at the back is also very similar to Porsche, so is the logo of Eagle which bears an uncanny resemblance to Porsche’s.
Diablo VT – Lamborghini Diablo – The Lamborghini Diablo is a very iconic sports car but the Chinese copied this too with the Diablo VT and they even kept the name same. They claim this is the first Chinese sports car and it comes with a Toyota V8 engine making 450 HP. The original Diablo got a 5.7-litre V12 engine making 485 HP.
Landwind X7 – Range Rover Evoque – Landwind X7 is the most popular Chinese car clone. It looks very similar to the Range Rover Evoque but costs much lesser. The front, rear, side all of them bear resemblance to Evoque. Land Rover filed a case against Landwind but couldn’t win the case initially. They persisted and eventually won the case in 2019. Landwind had to cease production of the X7 finally.
There are no design copyright laws in China which is why manufacturers copy anything and everything and get away. If these clones get launched in other countries, automakers would obviously file cases and the cars would get banned. Many automakers have filed cases in China and they lost too, but because of their reliance on China they couldn’t stop their local sales. There was an instance where a Chinese automaker shipped some of these cars to Europe and the European authorities seized the cars at the port itself, and now the cars can neither enter Europe nor can they go back to China.