Luxury Cars in China: Pedal to the Metal

Newly affluent Chinese are driving demand for top-end, high-performance foreign models, which will be out in force at the Shanghai Auto Show

Flaunting it is in—at least when it comes to China's blisteringly fast luxury car market. And that's welcome news to the high and mighty of the automotive world as they head to China for the 2007 Shanghai Auto Show, which opens to the public Apr. 22. China has stunned the world again by reporting a better-than-expected first-quarter gross domestic product gain of 11.1%. So, it's appropriate that this year's show will appeal to the most demanding and status-conscious of Chinese car buyers.

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