Well, truthfully, I covet a Lamborghini Countach more, but I think they're all the way out in Hongqiao or something so EFF that. We're going with the Porsche 911.
"Covet" is a celebration of the mass accumulation of commodities. Basically, it's just seeing purchase-worthy stuff around Shanghai and sometimes purchasing it.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet (2009)
The Porsche Dealership
Jigga, duo shao qian:
1,868,000rmb (friend price)
Well, truthfully, I covet a Lamborghini Countach
more, but I think they're all the way out in Hongqiao or something so EFF that. We're going with the Porsche 911.
Located right in the buzz, buzz, buzz of People's Square, the Porsche dealership is next to the Mercedes Benz dealership, across the street from those bastards at Ferrari. In the showroom they've got about four sports cars and four Porsche SUVs, all stunning testaments to the exalted character of German engineering. The most expensive sports car there -- and therefore my first choice -- is the Carrera 4 Cabriolet, rolling off the lot for 1,868,000rmb. They've got an SUV that costs more, but they're symbols of wasteful extravagance and moral impoverishment. I steered clear of the SUV section. Accompanying posted documentation to the 911 is all in Chinese (are they aware that they're cutting themselves right out of the English teacher market?), so here's the gearhead rundown:
Now, the Cabriolet's got 3.6 bags of milk under the hood and she'll definitely chirp in third if it's wet out. She's coming stock, and I'd get some new shoes on her, instead of those pizza cutters she's got on right now. Even though she's beemer (drop top, eh, guy), I could still drag with 'er if I poured a bottle of whiskey my throat and just drove 'er like I stole 'er.
In addition to luxury automobiles, the dealership has key chains (175rmb), lighters (1106rmb), driving gloves (2755rmb), and other apparel, in case you wish to accessorize your love for Porsche. These items are also useful if you happen to be away from your car and you would like to subtly indicate your ownership thereof.
But there you go: Porsche 911 is 1.8 mil.
The Porsche Dealership is on the ground floor of the Chong Hing Finance Centre, at 288 Nanjing Lu. Just walk in and holla.