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With millionaires proliferating in China, Italian super-car maker Ferrari is in the midst of a push to sell more of its expensive hot rods there. But a PR plan went awry when a stunt left tire marks and permanent damage on a 600-year old sacred monument.

The Italian company owned by Fiat was celebrating its 20th anniversary selling cars in China with a dragon-adorned Ferrari 458 Italia burning rubber on an ancient Chinese wall in Nanjing. Agence France reported permanent damage to the Ming Dynasty-era monument.

Despite the growing riches of Chinese businesspeople in what is allegedly supposed to be an Authoritarian Communist society, such overt displays and demonstrations of wealth are frowned upon, making the whole effort by Ferrari a debacle, prompting the company to issue several public apologies.



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      Brian Workman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Get out the plaster of peris, and the soap, and the water, and scub brrush's!?!?
      ran41ca
      • 3 Years Ago
      Waaa haaa, was you so insulted by vroom vroom car layed rubber on you dirty stone walkway Hopsing?? LOL I think them guys could find much better things to protest and air as such an insult what was nothing more than big kids play!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Test
      • 3 Years Ago
      DUH, FERRARI. I STILL LOVE THE CAR!
      JESSICA RABBIT
      • 3 Years Ago
      FINE, WHO CARES! WHATS UP WITH THEM PEOPLES VALUES? CHILDREN ARE GIFTS FROM GOD AND THEY SHOW USA THE NEWS ON THEM RUNNING OVER KIDS AND LEAVING THEM TO DIE . LOOK AT THE VIDEO TODAY OF THE KID FALLING OUT OF THE CAR,SEEMS IF YOU LOOK REAL CLOSE LOOKS LIKE THE ADULT TOSSED THE CHILD OUT. THEYRE ONLY ALLOWED ONE GIRL BABY TO EACH FAMILY. WE HAVE BEEN ADOPTING BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRLS FROM THEM SO THE FATE OF THE CHILD IS A WONDERFUL LOVING LIFE WITH LOVING PARENTS. REALLY WHATS WITH THEM?
      ASSHOLE
      • 3 Years Ago
      THAT'S A DOUGHNUT? I DON'T ***** SOOO!
      leavesbound
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's see them try this in St. Peter's square.
      Ren
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow. what a bunch of idiots
      stefanmichael825
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is from May 10th and your still headlining this on AOL's Welcome Page??? Ok AOL.. This is the reason you are not #1 any more, Not to mention all the excessive ads you run between almost EVERY video clip!!! I'm getting closer to cancelling my whole account, even though it turned to a free account years ago. This type of old re-hashed news and excessive advertising is what is killing you guys. Start chipping out your headstone!
      ogservice
      • 2 Years Ago
      $1 Million US dollars for a 458? The 458 lists for about $225,000. What's "special edition" about it? Gold rims and Platinum steering wheel? Are they saying the dragon paint job is worth $750,000? Or have the Chinese upped the import tariff to 300% on Italian automobiles?
        sadiemae1214
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ogservice
        Maybe they had to cover the cost of all those damaged Ferrari's from that crash a while back.
      Mrs Roberts
      • 3 Years Ago
      You would think the Chinese people would be more outraged over the devastation of their human rights than a than a statute. Which has more value?
      defensearms
      • 3 Years Ago
      thanks to Wall Mart and associates.......
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