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Video: Beijing Ferrari Driver Beats Taxi Driver in Middle of Busy Street

Posted: 07/25/2014 11:38 am

beijing ferrari owner beats taxi cabbie assaultA Ferrari driver in Beijing has been caught on video assaulting two people in the middle of a busy street, reports Sina News Video.

At around 11:30pm on July 23 in Beijing’s Chaoyang District near Liangma Bridge, a Ferrari sports car suddenly cut in front of a taxi. Then the driver of the sports car hopped out and moved toward the taxi.

As caught on video, the driver of the Ferrari is seen beating the taxi driver, then on his knees in the middle of the road. The Ferrari driver slapped and kicked the taxi driver and used foul language to berate him.

beijing ferrari owner beats taxi cabbie assault

Later, a male passerby tried to intervene, but he too was beaten and kicked by the Ferrari driver. Neither victim fought back. Both were seen bleeding from the mouth and fell unconscious.

The police arrested the Ferrari driver once the arrived, although the driver claims he was beaten by the cops.

The video was taken by a netizen named Wang, who recorded most of the five minute-long assault.

beijing ferrari owner beats taxi cabbie assault

The driver of the taxi is named Chen, 38. He suffered an ear injury and soft tissue injuries from the assault. The passerby that tried to intervene is named Yi, and he also suffered soft tissue damage and a swollen eye. He apparently now has difficulty walking.

According to Chen, the Ferrari driver had jumped in front of his taxi and said “You hit me!” while pounding on the hood. Another man with the Ferrari driver reportedly said, “He’s drunk; if you’ll come out and talk about it with him, I’m sure it will be all right.”

Here is a video of the incident:


Photos: Asia Today


Ferrari Closes Dealerships As Luxury Car Sales Fall Across China

Posted: 06/12/2014 5:50 pm

ferrariIt’s tough being rich. While your average Joe Qingdao-sixpack is concerned with today’s news that sales of new homes in Shenzhen have plummeted 48.8% from one year ago, there’s more worrying news for those with the money for the finer things in life.

Ferrari’s sales company has abruptly terminated sales and cooperative agreements with two dealerships, one of which is in Dongguan, reports Beijing Business Today.

Furthermore, other reports say Ferrari-Maserati China has broken similar agreements with two other Chinese dealerships, leading some analysts to speculate the company is looking to reduce its Chinese sales and marketing operations.

Photos: Gold Lamborghini Spotted in Guangzhou

A general malaise has hit China’s luxury car market with Bentley, Ferrari and Lamborghini all reporting sales slumps. Autonews reports Lamborghini sales in China fell 16.7% in 2013, while those of Ferrari fell by 33%.

The hard times of the Chinese luxury car market can be mostly attributed to recent austerity and anti-corruption measures. However, for the rest of us, the fewer luxury sports car dealerships that remain in the PRD will mean there be fewer sightings of this:



Photos: Weibo, 16888


Guangzhou Ferrari owner drifts straight into a wall

Posted: 03/14/2012 7:22 am

Early morning March 11, a black Ferrari speeding down Yanjiang East Road spun out of control, coming to a stop upside the wall of the tram terminus building beneath Haiyin bridge, in Yuexiu district.

Fortunately for the tram operators, the night shift is lightly staffed, so no one was injured. The wall of the building sustained some minor scratches, but the grill of the Ferrari crumpled, leaving the car more or less totalled.

New Express quotes Luo, the tram office employee on duty at the time of the crash, as saying the Ferrari bounced through a fence before impacting with the building. Luo also told the newspaper this was the first car to meet its end upon his office wall in the 10 years he’s been working there.

A witness to the accident recalls seeing the car’s air bag pop out immediately upon impact, ejecting the driver and saving him from getting stuck inside the wreckage. The witness also said that the driver walked off to find himself some treatment at a nearby hospital.

Costs of repairing the car will reach at least six figures, said a spokesperson for the insurance company involved.

Click for more photos from the crash.

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