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The United States isn't alone in strictly punishing regulation-skirting importers. Just ask the Taiwanese owner of this matte-black Lamborghini Murcielago, or what remains of this Murcielago after it was mauled by a industrial-strength claw.

The description on the video gives no clues as to what specific import infraction this Murcielago violated. What's clear is that the government wanted to make an example of its owner, so rather than simply confiscating and crushing the car, they set up shop in the middle of a street, gathered a crowd, and set about tearing the car to bits. The video shows every bit of the destruction, which is at once both rushed and meticulous. The non-stop onslaught reaches every panel, leaving an open, matte-black and Italian tricolore husk.
 

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Wanton savagery!

What an absolute crime. It is extremely sad to see such a technical work of art being destroyed for no point other than to make the owner regret his action. However sad you may be about the destruction of the car, the real tragedy is the waste of its value. The government, having exercised their right in confiscating the car should have made this available for an overseas auction (for export) and used the money for some good purpose, feeding homeless, children's charities, or sent it to cloth and feed innocent war victims (Syria?). Governments should not be a part of waste in this way.
 

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'Officials' more than likely offered a bribe to the owner to save the car first and when he refused to pay it, Crunch! Agree with Gromit, complete waste and very sad.
 

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What an absolute crime. It is extremely sad to see such a technical work of art being destroyed for no point other than to make the owner regret his action. However sad you may be about the destruction of the car, the real tragedy is the waste of its value. The government, having exercised their right in confiscating the car should have made this available for an overseas auction (for export) and used the money for some good purpose, feeding homeless, children's charities, or sent it to cloth and feed innocent war victims (Syria?). Governments should not be a part of waste in this way.
Absolutely, especially with this happening daily: Hunger and World Poverty. About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds. Sadly, it is children who die most often....:|
 
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