Cigarette Packs-Built Bugatti in China

We know, smoking can kill, but oh, such wonders can be made out of the packs their usually housed... After all, how many of you passed through childhood without at least seeing a cigarette pack-made Megatron?

Making robots out of cigarette packs is, apparently, child's play for a group of students from the Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, so they decided to take cigarette pack sculpting to a whole new level.

Aiming to raise awareness for the World No Smoking Day (May 31), the students needed 10,000 discarded cigarette packs taken from their classmates (boy, Chinese can smoke!) to build the Bugatti Veyron replica. According to the limited information available, the cigarette pack body of the Bugatti was placed on top a low-speed electric car so yes, it can move.

And, by the way, the "boy, Chinese can smoke!" is not a stretch. According to Zhang Yue, a Chinese anti-smoking campaigner, China accounts for a third of the total number of people in the world who smoke (it accounts for a fourth of the human population, period).

According to the unofficial, still disputed numbers and statistics, smoking may cause cancer, lung cardiovascular diseases, being held accountable for one in ten adult deaths globally (one in six by 2030). Every minute, 10 million cigarettes are sold, while one person dies every eight seconds from tobacco use, with one million of those deaths taking place in China.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Daniel Patrascu
Daniel Patrascu profile photo

Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories