What could possibly go wrong if you put the wrong license plate on your prized possession? Well, better keep an eye on the law enforcers. A Lamborghini Murcielago was crushed by the authorities due to improper registration of the owner. This must be really heart-breaking. The fateful event was video recorded as if the owner committed a social crime. Is this what you get for owning a $350,000 Murcielago? Not really. But there is a deeper story behind it and we should learn the lessons well.
The matte black Murcielago was confiscated from the owner who allegedly imported the supercar without proper supporting documents. They could’ve at least sent out a warning. But some countries have strictly implemented their laws and there’s nothing we can do about it. This perhaps is a reminder that no one is above the law. It is unclear if the real owner was the one driving the Murcielago that time.
Other reports claim that the Lamborghini was impounded 3 years ago after it was seen without a valid license plate. The plate number was apparently borrowed from a Ford sedan. It was back in 2013 when the officers called him out and the 3-year legal battle began afterwards. According to reports, the owner works as a pilot at a commercial airline and he even submitted an administrative appeal due to the incident. Sadly, the authorities dismissed his request. Instead of getting fined for the crime, the Taiwanese government have decided to destroy his very expensive supercar.
Interestingly, Lamborghini got the name for its Murcielago from a fighting bull that survived multiple stabbing. But this bull was literally torn apart with no chances of survival. Not even its iconic bagde, which was manually beaten by a hammer. This is to ensure that not one of its parts will be sold by anyone. If you watch the video, it seems as if the authorities wanted to send out a message of warning.
There were several camera-toting crews when the giant claw machine crushed the Murcielago to pieces. In less than three minutes, the supercar was stripped out of its glory. We know how things like these could go viral the next minute after it was uploaded. The same thing happened in the US on a Nissan Skyline GT-R before. So this isn’t really something new. We hope that the government had made their point so that we won’t see another thing of beauty suffer like this.