Take A Deep Breath And Watch A Lamborghini Murcielago SV Being Destroyed In Taiwan

Obeying the law is taken very seriously in Taiwan. Step out of line and you could end up in serious trouble, as one motorist found out the hard way. And his exotic supercar ultimately paid the price.

Details are a little sketchy, but it appears that the owner of this Lamborghini Murcielago – which may or may not actually be a SuperVeloce as advertised – failed to register the vehicle properly and display the proper plates. So after what we can only assume were multiple warnings, the government impounded the car, and just to make sure it couldn’t be resold completely and utterly destroyed.

Given the crowd of cameramen assembled, it seems obvious that the authorities wanted to make a spectacle of the Lambo’s destruction and an example out of it for others who might consider breaking the rules. But if this all strikes you as a terrible waste, we’re with you.

Released in 2009, the LP670-4 SuperVeloce was the ultimate version of the Murcielago. Its 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine was rated at 661 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque to send the supercar rocketing to 60 in under three seconds and on to a top speed well in excess of 200 miles per hour.

Lamborghini only made 186 examples before switching over to the newer Aventador. The Murcielago SV retailed in the United States for $450,000, but the import taxes would have roughly doubled its price in Taiwan. Surely selling the car intact and using the proceeds to, say, promote road safety, would have been a less wasteful option. But, as you can see from the videos below, it’s much too late for that now.

H/Tip to Aston C!


  • Elmediterraneo

    “The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem”
    – Milton Friedman

  • Billy Mos

    They could have sold it outside of Taiwan and share the money to poor people… Instead of this, they simply destroyed a masterpiece of engineering…. Stupidity

  • Tumbi Mtika


  • Kaisuke971

    Are you sure this isn’t just an LP640 with a Premier SV style bodykit ?

    • Six_Tymes


      • Kaisuke971

        the feels

  • Six_Tymes

    They are SO STUPID to do this, beyond dumb.

  • drano66


  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    i felt like some one kicked my b”lls watching this , absolutely painful

  • thunder bolt

    I refused to watch such an abomination. The car didn’t do anything wrong, how can people be so abusive to the innocence.

  • LexusGXman

    Literally the STUPIDEST fucking thing I’ve ever seen, this legitimately pisses me off. Like others have said they could’ve sold it and done something good with the money, instead “lets destroy this beautiful rarity cause were fucking retarded”. Maybe it’s not so much the car but the principle.

  • Paramvir Singh

    Height of stupidity!! Wasting resources and a beautiful car. It felt like someone put a dagger to my heart.. Sob ..sob

  • ediotsavant

    It’s only a freaking car!

  • benT

    a great outcome!

  • SamuraiJack

    To everyone saying “they could have sold the car”: If you start selling impounded cars for profit, you open a new channel for corrupt officials to pocket money for themselves, which in turn would cause the number of cars impounded to skyrocket. If you want to be mad at someone, be mad at the dumbass owner who, despite having more than enough money, still found the need to flout the laws of the country.

  • samurai

    What you don’t see in the Video is what happened afterwards:
    “Christine… Show me”

  • PeterMcPumpkinPhD (Harvard)

    Move over ‘Made In Taiwan’ label

  • peter

    stupid assholes!

  • Bash

    the word (gorgeous) is missing from the heading, before Lamborghini..

  • antbee

    I refuse to watch this.

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