Chinese man hires a hit on his own 2011 Maserati Quattroporte

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A US$420,000, 2011 Maserati Quattroporte was recently assaulted in Beijing. The owner, known only by his last name of 'Wang', hired four hitmen to destroy the car with sledgehammers. Reports from the Qingdao Morning Post say that Wang’s decision to bludgeon the car was sparked by poor customer service from the Maserati dealer in Qingdao. He alleges that the staff charged him for new spare parts despite using second-hand ones when he sent it in for an unspecified repair. The Qingdao Morning Post also quoted him as saying that the dealership failed to fix a problem with a door and scratched the car.

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On-lookers did nothing to stop the tragedy and just stood by and watched as the hitmen went to town on the innocent Maserati. Images show the four men smashing the car with great enthusiasm and zest. The blitzkrieg on the Quattroporte took place just outside the Qingdao International Auto Show. By the end of the onslaught the car was left with a shattered windscreen and windows, a broken grille and thoroughly damaged bodywork. The hitmen draped the battered car in a banner denouncing Maserati.

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The dealership in Qingdao said on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo,

"We deeply regret that before the two sides could reach a result via negotiation, the vehicle owner... smashed the world famous car in public... to cause a sensation."

As of now we are unsure as to how the Maserati is doing. It really is a shame. We feel that automobiles with a distinguished history and heritage, such as the Maserati Quattroporte, are to be respected and enjoyed. Not beaten and tortured. We would like to let this particular Maserati know that our thoughts are with it and that we wish it a speedy recovery.

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