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Lamborghini Gallardo: Chinese owner takes umbrage

Wed, 16 Mar 2011

Lamborghini Gallardo destroyed in China by disgruntled owner

Maybe China doesn’t have any effective consumer rights laws to protect disgruntled consumers.

Or maybe the owner of the Lamborghini Gallardo in China, who organised its destruction on China’s ‘National Consumer Day’ to make a point about Lamborghini’s failure to address his problems, had just reached the end of his tether.

But whatever the reason, the sight of an almost new Gallardo being destroyed by a team of boiler-suited, sledgehammer-wielding chaps certainly garnered a crowd.

It seems the owner feels that Lamborghini wasn’t addressing his problems in a way that was suitable. He feels that Lamborghini aren’t interested in addressing owners’ concerns in China in the same way as they would in the West.

It appears there have been a number of problems with the Gallardo – including failure to start – and the owner contends the Lamborghini dealer damaged his car whilst towing it in and denied responsibility for the damage.

It’s probably no consolation to the poor, beleaguered Chinese owner, but for what it’s worth we could probably find far more disgruntled owners of supercars fighting very similar battles in the West – and not just with Lamborghini.

Still, with a Gallardo costing around £500k in China, it’s destruction was an expensive statement.

Let’s hope he felt it worthwhile.


By Cars UK