Dating back to 1958, the Hongqi L7 is the latest in a long line of limousines built exclusively for high-ranking Chinese government mandarins. Today, some models come with an in-house-designed 6.0-litre V12 with 402 hp.

L7, a throwback to the days of the Cold War when the company produced China’s state limousines.

As with Hongqi’s previous flagship limousine concept, the HQD from 2005, there’s a V12 engine located behind the brazen 1950’s style front end. The 6.0-liter mill is said to produce a little over 400-horses.