Video: Frustrated man smashes Maserati with sledgehammer
The owner, only identified as Wang, seemingly had problems with Maserati after taking the car in for a repair in 2011. He claimed he had been charged for new parts when used ones had been fitted and that technicians had scratched the vehicle when fixing a problem with the door.
The wince-inducing battering took place outside a motor show in the eastern city of Qingdao.
The elegant limousine was left with a shattered windscreen, smashed door mirrors, a broken front grille and heavy dents and scrapes to almost every panel.
It was then draped in a banner, with a note to Maserati accusing it of poor decision making.
Speaking to the Qingdao Morning Post, Wang said: "I hope foreign luxury car producers acknowledge clearly that Chinese consumers are entitled to get the service that is commensurate with the brand."
This isn't the first time that wealthy Chinese motorists have carried out public acts of destruction against their cars in protest of their treatment by the respective brand. In 2011 a Qingdao businessman destroyed his Lamborghini after the company failed to properly repair engine issues that the car had developed.
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