- A man in Liuyang, China was caught by police with a modified car
- He claimed that he had spent 200 yuan (£23) on changing the vehicle
- The man had tried to make his car look like a luxury Porsche Macan S
A driver in China has been fined by police for trying to pass off his car as a luxury Porsche.
The man spent just 200 yuan (£23) modifying his Chinese made vehicle to try and pass it off as a high-end Porsche Macan S model.
The driver was fined 500 yuan (£59.47) on March 7 for modifying the car so that it did not match the model registered.
More than it seems: Police spotted the man driving a strange looking vehicle on March 7
Costs a bit more money: The real car is worth some 698,000 yuan (£83,000) in China
Hard work: The man even added detail to the wheels to make it look like a luxury car
The man was stopped by police in Liuyang, China’s Hunan province on March 7.
Police told The Paper that when they saw the car, they got the impression that the body looked a bit strange.
They asked the driver surnamed Wu for his driving licence and permit but he said he was unable to provide it and claimed the vehicle was borrowed.
Police ran the registration number through the system and found that the number corresponds to a Chinese made model Zhongtai SR9.
The man spent 200 yuan (£23) on modifying his Chinese-made car to look like a Porsche
Different: The man’s attempts look very different to that of the real model (pictured)
Wu was the licence owner of this car. However his driving licence only allows him to drive motorcycles and not a car.
He later admitted that the car cost 100,000 yuan (£11.895) and he then spent 200 yuan (£23) on modifying the vehicle to make it look like the Porsche Macan S model.
The price of a Porsche Macan S in China is 698,000 yuan (£83,000).
Wu told police that he never suspected that the modifications were illegal.
He was detained by police and handed a fine of 500 yuan (£59) and was told to restore the vehicle.