TAIPEI: A failure of luxurious car owner to get his vehicle registered has cost him £450,000, when his expensive supercar was ripped into pieces.
Video shows the matte black Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 being torn apart after it was discovered to have fake plates.Lamborghini Murcielago
The car, which has a top speed of 210mph, was imported to Taiwan and given a temporary five-day licence but the owner failed to get it registered permanently.
The authorities quickly found out and after several warnings lost patience and decided to seize the sportswear.
And they decided to make an example by crushing the car and letting media and the public watch the pricey motor be destroyed.
Witnesses were allowed to film the destruction and dozens of videos have since gone viral on social media platforms in Taiwan.
In a scrapyard a heavy-duty excavator was hired to smash the shiny Lamborghini’s bodywork and windscreen, and the entire vehicle was ripped apart hinge by hinge over the course of the next hour.
According to reports, a man surnamed Yan, who claimed to be a friend of the owner, was quoted as saying the Lamborghini owner could take the government of Taiwan to court, but that has yet to be confirmed.