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Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:38 pm

It takes a great deal of money to be this pissed off. Makes us mere mortals want to cry.

http://www.wheels.ca/article/asset/794507

Destroying Lamborghini with Sledgehammers

"A disgruntled Chinese millionaire who clearly had enough of his expensive, but problematic, Lamborghini Gallardo took out his frustration by hiring a crew to destroy the posh car in front of stunned spectators.

The cruel public execution took place Tuesday to mark World Consumer Rights Day."


Photos of the destruction.
http://www.wheels.ca/photoPlayer/794508

Video of the destruction.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQRXGthJnQY&feature=player_embedded
 
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:22 pm

I wondered how long it would take for it to make its way here.  

More money than sense. And probably already has a down-payment on the new Ferrari Four. It smacks of having too much money!

How much money will he make selling the videos or images to websites, newspapers, TV and other media...

[Edited 2011-03-16 15:24:49]
 
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:59 pm

Part of me cringes.

Part of me thinks "It's only a Gallardo, there are thousands more. Literally. It's not like he tore up a Miura or an Islero."

And if the offending owner thinks a Gallardo is troublesome, he should be glad it isn't 1975.

[Edited 2011-03-16 16:01:11]
 
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:41 pm

I saw this in the local paper this morning, before I read the caption I thought smoeone had been caught up in a protest and they took it out on his car...
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:55 pm

Quoting Cargolex (Reply 2):
Literally. It's not like he tore up a Miura or an Islero."

Exactly. I'm a car enthusiast and will not shed a tear over this. If anything, good for him. The Gallardo is only a car for poseurs anyhow.

Quoting cpd (Reply 1):
More money than sense.

I'm grateful for that. If millionaires didn't waste their money into oblivion, how would the economy run?
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:08 pm

Quoting cpd (Reply 1):
It smacks of having too much money!

No such thing.

Quoting francoflier (Reply 4):
The Gallardo is only a car for poseurs anyhow.

I would agree that Ferraris and Porsches are cars for people who like to drive fast cars and Lambos are for people who want to be seen driving a fast car if not for the fact that the performance of Lamborghinis is very much legit.

Quoting photopilot (Thread starter):
"A disgruntled Chinese millionaire who clearly had enough of his expensive, but problematic, Lamborghini Gallardo

That's very ironic considering how Lamborghini got started.
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:13 am

Good grief-

This video actually speaks loudly for either the construction quality of the bodywork of Lamborghini, or the feebleness of Chinese "destroyers" or both.

1. Watching eight uniformed sledgehammer swingers climb on and flail at the car for about 3:00 minutes, with the exception of a couple of louvres, the tail lights, and a couple of windows, the car remains not only intact but actually appears to be in decent shape. Nothing a little bondo can't fix.

2. These 'goons' have absolutely no understanding of the basic rules of leverage. They grasp the end of the sledgehammer handle at the end with one hand and hold the handle half-way up the shaft with the other. The hammers bounce off the car as though they were made of rubber.
 
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:22 am

Quoting photopilot (Thread starter):
t takes a great deal of money to be this pissed off. Makes us mere mortals want to cry.

http://www.wheels.ca/article/asset/794507

Destroying Lamborghini with Sledgehammers

"A disgruntled Chinese millionaire who clearly had enough of his expensive, but problematic, Lamborghini Gallardo took out his frustration by hiring a crew to destroy the posh car in front of stunned spectators

It seems the car was second hand, and came from Japan at a suspiciously cheap price.
 
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:13 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 5):
Quoting photopilot (Thread starter):
"A disgruntled Chinese millionaire who clearly had enough of his expensive, but problematic, Lamborghini Gallardo

That's very ironic considering how Lamborghini got started.

Indeed.
For those not familiar with the story, rich farm tractor manufacturer Ferruccio Lamborghini (think of him as the Italian "John Deere") bought a new Ferrari and had several problems with it, particularly in the area of reliability. Mr. Lamborghini arranges a meeting with Enzo Ferrari and proceeds to make several suggestions for improvements to Ferrari cars. Mr. Ferrari responds with words to the effect of "If you know so much much about building sports cars, then why don't you go build them yourself?", and Mr. Lamborghini did exactly that.
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:02 am

Quoting czbbflier (Reply 6):

Good grief-

This video actually speaks loudly for either the construction quality of the bodywork of Lamborghini, or the feebleness of Chinese "destroyers" or both.

1. Watching eight uniformed sledgehammer swingers climb on and flail at the car for about 3:00 minutes, with the exception of a couple of louvres, the tail lights, and a couple of windows, the car remains not only intact but actually appears to be in decent shape. Nothing a little bondo can't fix

I was actually thinking the same thing. The car withstood a lot of pounding from sledgehammers and still looks pretty decent.
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:57 am

Quoting photopilot (Thread starter):
It takes a great deal of money to be this pissed off. Makes us mere mortals want to cry.

Seriously...
God forbid he sell/donate the car and send the proceeds to a worthy non-profit organization.... wait, wasn't there a big event or something that happened in a nearby country like 4 days before the car was destroyed..? I could've sworn that I saw something in the papers.

Quoting francoflier (Reply 4):
If millionaires didn't waste their money into oblivion, how would the economy run?

Or...
"If millionaires helped feed and educate the impoverished people of the world, how would they still afford to waste their money into oblivion?"

Quoting czbbflier (Reply 6):

2. These 'goons' have absolutely no understanding of the basic rules of leverage. They grasp the end of the sledgehammer handle at the end with one hand and hold the handle half-way up the shaft with the other. The hammers bounce off the car as though they were made of rubber.

Hahaha, that post made my night.   
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:09 pm

good for him , now send it back to Italy where it was build...

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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:29 pm

Quoting etherealsky (Reply 10):
If millionaires helped feed and educate the impoverished people of the world, how would they still afford to waste their money into oblivion?

Didn't know you could eat money. What does it taste like?
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:50 pm

Quoting TSS (Reply 8):

The other part of that story was that Ferruccio Lamborghini had one of his mechanics take the clutch apart to see what was wrong with it only to discover it was the same model (some places say it was the same but not as tough) that he used in his tractors.
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RE: Destroying Lamborghini With Sledgehammers

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:11 pm

Quoting etherealsky (Reply 10):
God forbid he sell/donate the car and send the proceeds to a worthy non-profit organization.... wait, wasn't there a big event or something that happened in a nearby country like 4 days before the car was destroyed..?

It's quite symptomatic for these "new money" hotshots that they have enough cash for a second-hand Lambo but not enough intelligence to realize that no money will buy them class.

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