From Shanghai to Sant Agata
We usually wouldn't cover the launch of a low-end Chinese crossover, but the Huansu C60 Hyosow is a bit more interesting than your average SUV.
It doesn't have a particularly exciting interior, and there's a conventional 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine under the bonnet, but there's one thing helping the C60 stand out. It looks exactly like the Lamborghini Urus.
China is no stranger to a cheap knock-off car designs. The Land Wind X7 bore a staggering resemblance to the Range Rover Evoque, while Zotye took, uh, 'inspiration' from the Porsche Macan for the design of its SR8.
Back on the C60, though. It runs with slim horizontal headlights above a grille shaped just like the Urus's, while the car's profile and rear spoiler are dead ringers for those of the Lamborghini (below). Even the creases and slashes on the car's flanks are a close match.
There are a few differences between the two, though. Where the C60 is powered by a 147kW four-cylinder engine, the Urus draws on a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 making 478kW and 850Nm. Those outputs, channeled to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic, are good for a 3.6-second sprint to 100km/h.
Oddly enough, there are no performance figures quoted for the C60. We'd suggest it'll be slower than the Urus.
At least the Chinese car gets one-up on the Urus in the seat count. Lamborghini only offers four or five seats, while Huansu will sell you a five- or seven-seat C60.
They're also separated by price. Where the C60 retails for the equivalent to $20,000 in its home market, you'll pay $390,000 for the Urus before on-road costs, and that's before you dip into the options list. How much are performance, heritage, engineering nous, luxury and authenticity worth?