NT$18 million supercar to be scrapped by authorities
By Ted Chen ,The China Post
December 17, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A NT$18 million supercar faces seizure and destruction by authorities, as its owner did not complete the required registration processes, according to reports.
Reports indicate that on the evening of Nov. 30 a Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 was sighted cruising the streets of Taichung. Known as the “Big Bull,” the 640-horsepower supercar had its engine hood removed, and its extremely loud engine caught the attention of nearby traffic police officers.
Police officers found that the vehicle's owners had affixed the license plate of a modest Ford sedan onto the Big Bull in an attempt to evade law enforcement.
Under rules of the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, the vehicle was immediately impounded the police, and may be reduced to scrap metal pending a ruling.
The vehicle's 36-year old owner, a commercial pilot, pledged that he will be able to produce the required importation and registration paperwork. According to the owner, the vehicle's registration is being processed, and he only put on a false license plate in haste to enjoy the supercar.
Meanwhile, police officers stated that they are under extreme pressure at being responsible for such a valuable vehicle during its stay in impound.
Supercar fans stated that the formidable vehicle has little chance of passing Taiwan's stringent environmental regulations.