• Mar 15, 2011
Stop! Hammertime? Well, if you're the owner of this particular Lamborghini Gallardo, you're not saying stop, but "go, go, go!" According to reports, the happless Gallardo was purchased about six months ago by a resident of Qingdao, China. In his short period of ownership, the man has apparently had a few issues with the car.

In one instance, the Lamborghini wouldn't start, so the owner had it towed to the local dealer. Upon arrival at the service bay, the owner found that the car had been damaged in transit. No one would claim responsibility and the original non-starting issue still wasn't fixed.

The Gallardo owner attempted to escalate the issue within the Lamborghini family, ultimately trying to reach out to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann. No response or solution has been offered so the owner has become decidedly frustrated. So frustrated, in fact, that he decided destroying his Lamborghini in public would be the best way to garner attention.

According to the report, the owner is trying to make a point that China is home to a growing number of individuals capable of purchasing luxury items. Companies realizes this and are making increased efforts to offer their products to the Chinese people. However, the Lamborghini owner believes that the Chinese people do not get the same level of service found in other markets. By smashing his Gallardo, he's certainly captured our attention.

By the way, a new Lamborghini Gallardo, which typically sells for $230,000 on up, retails for between $529,000 and $757,000 USD in China. Ouch. Thanks to everyone for the tips!

[Sources: China Car Times, MSNBC]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I woulda gave him $5 for it. That'd show 'em.
      • 3 Years Ago
      rich people go to the dealership for dumb stuff like running out of washer fluid. i bet this rich guy doesn't know jack about cars. i wouldn't be surprised if that lambo had a simple problem like a dead battery.
      IamXD
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would smash all the stuff I have from China that doesn't work, but I don't have that kind of time.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll lay you odds that it was stolen from somewhere in the US or Europe and re-sold in China as "New"...
      ...which is probably why Italy ignored the guy as he wasn't the rightful owner of record on the car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let him wreck it, he most likely paid for it by selling leaded plastic toys to American children or maybe he's in the poisonous dog food business?
        • 3 Years Ago
        The US doesn't make things anymore we just make up stuff like wall st.
        • 3 Years Ago
        American companies outsource the production of those toys and then sell them over here. Maybe those large corporations should just have better oversight or just make them in the good ol USA where nothing ever goes wrong.

      • 3 Years Ago
      Good job!
      • 3 Years Ago
      WHAT AN A$$!! Give it to me, I would be happy to take it!
        • 3 Years Ago
        could you pay to fix a lambo ? or would it be a lawn ornament? love the lebowski and fast times at ridgemont high quotes!
      • 3 Years Ago
      pearls to pigs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      He should have done what tractor maker Lamborghini did when he was unhappy with Ferrari and started his own supercar company.
        • 3 Years Ago
        But other than the Chinese, who would buy a Chinese supercar?
        • 3 Years Ago
        ^^^Who's saying that the chinese will even buy it? They're not nationalistic when it comes to buying goods, because they know first hand how disgusting the quality is. That's why GM and Ford are so popular and sought-after there.
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is what they mean by "disposable income".
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet he did not read the owners manual.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Funny thing is that it probably started after they beat the living crap out of it.
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