No Bubble: Owner Hires Crew To Wreck His $289,000 Gallardo In Protest Against Chinese Consumer Rights
This one goes both in the "WTF", "no Chinese bubble at all" and "GDP boost through destruction" bins. MSNBC reports of a Lamborghini owner in China who hired a crew on World Consumer Rights Day to smash his $289,000 Lamborghini Gallardo L140 in protest after allegedly disputing with the company on maintenance and engine issues. The protest was made to provoke public support and goad the manufacturer to respect his consumer rights. Yet at the end of the protest the world is sans one Gallardo, a credit billionaire couldn't care less, and nothing has changed. Yet somehow we are certain Thomas Lee from JP Morgan will find this act of wonton destruction as contributing 0.001% to China's 2011 GDP.