The Lorinser S70 flagship sedan, based on the S-Class, sold for 4.8 million Yuan Renminbi (€500,000) is said to come with 810 bhp (604 kW / 821 PS).

[Editor's note: The photos here are of the 2010 S-Class facelift with an aerodynamic kit from Lorniser.]

German tuner Lorinser has gone to Auto Shanghai in China and sold a high-priced variant of its S70 flagship sedan (based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class) to a Chinese customer.

The car sold for 4.8 million Yuan Renminbi (€500,000) is said to come with 810 bhp (604 kW / 821 PS).

This marks a new trend in the white-hot Chinese car market where premium and luxury sales are skyrocketing as much as the volume brands. Now, it looks like German tuners may go directly to the Chinese market themselves and offer up their specially tuned vehicles.

A very interesting development, indeed.

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