Watch a Lamborghini Murciélago Get Smashed to Pieces in Taiwan

Its only “guilt” was that someone had smuggled it into the country

The Taiwanese government doesn't take illegally imported cars lightly. In fact, it is ruthless with automobiles smuggled into the country.

The video you are about to see is a truly sad reminder of that. A matte black Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 gets under the claw of the law that leaves not a single body panel untouched.

The industrial machine is seen tearing the Lambo apart with no remorse, while some photographers catch the whole thing on camera. If you're a Lamborghini fan or just a car lover, we recommend you look away because this is too painful to watch.

Apparently, all illegal imports into Taiwan get the same treatment, which begs a simple question: why can't the government just sell the impounded vehicles? It would make some money out of it, and the cars would get to be enjoyed by other drivers.

The reason for this is probably to set an example for people who would be tempted to bring cars into the country without paying taxes, but we're sure less wasteful methods can be found.