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(Car and Driver)   Watch this McLaren 620R absolutely crush it in Manila... sorry, get crushed in Manila   (caranddriver.com) divider line
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1625 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 20 Jun 2021 at 9:20 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-06-20 9:34:54 AM  
Idiot rich people and their idiot toys.
 
2021-06-20 10:09:27 AM  
Can we not give Trump's buddy Duterte any more attention, please?
 
2021-06-20 10:15:12 AM  
As a car guy (but not a lot of technical expertise outside of video games)...dammit Duterte.

As a Filipino...also, dammit, Duterte.

/people that can afford these things can easily buy another one
 
2021-06-20 10:50:05 AM  

Zik-Zak: As a car guy (but not a lot of technical expertise outside of video games)...dammit Duterte.

As a Filipino...also, dammit, Duterte.

/people that can afford these things can easily buy another one


Will the car companies want to sell them if they know they will only get destroyed?

I know there are some companies that won't just sell them for the sake of making money if the chance that their 'brand' can be shown in what they'd consider a negative light.
 
2021-06-20 10:56:23 AM  
Should have auctioned them off, with the requirement that they be removed from the country immediately.  Use the money to help the poor.

A million-dollar loss to a billionaire isn't a punishment.
 
2021-06-20 11:07:05 AM  

Zik-Zak: As a car guy (but not a lot of technical expertise outside of video games)...dammit Duterte.

As a Filipino...also, dammit, Duterte.

/people that can afford these things can easily buy another one


As a car guy, nothing of value was lost.  It's automotive bling, nothing interesting.

Now, if they crushed something rare like a Hakosuka, I'd be mildly upset.
 
2021-06-20 11:23:51 AM  
pushing the envelope
 
2021-06-20 11:28:21 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: pushing the envelope


No no, they're crushing cars, not planes
 
2021-06-20 11:39:36 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: PartTimeBuddha: pushing the envelope

No no, they're crushing cars, not planes


Manilla envelopes are a thing
 
2021-06-20 11:44:16 AM  
If they were imported illegally then chances are they're stolen.
 
2021-06-20 12:07:52 PM  

Mister Peejay: As a car guy, nothing of value was lost.  It's automotive bling, nothing interesting.


Perhaps you DNRTFA and missed that they also destroyed a Toyota Solera?
 
2021-06-20 12:23:03 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: pushing the envelope


These days, a "Manila Envelope" is just an improbable sexual maneuver on Urban Dictionary.
 
2021-06-20 12:40:11 PM  

johnny_vegas: Mister Peejay: As a car guy, nothing of value was lost.  It's automotive bling, nothing interesting.

Perhaps you DNRTFA and missed that they also destroyed a Toyota Solera?


That IS weird. Seems like a lot of trouble to smuggle in a 10+ year old "sensible, sporty coup"
 
2021-06-20 12:45:37 PM  

ReapTheChaos: If they were imported illegally then chances are they're stolen.


Cars imported to the Philippines are subject to taxes of up to 150%. Likely that buyers with means might try to smuggle a legal purchase to avoid that penalty.
 
2021-06-20 1:32:30 PM  
What's a Mitsubishi Jeep?
 
2021-06-20 1:34:47 PM  
Hold on, I had no idea Mitsubishi ever made a Jeep.

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2021-06-20 2:28:34 PM  
Irresponsible when you could auction them out of the country to provide for the poor.

Hell, if they gave them To me I'd arrange shipping and guarantee they'd never return to the Philippines, problem solved.
 
2021-06-20 2:30:02 PM  
Luxury cars are notorious for money laundering schemes.
 
2021-06-20 3:53:56 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Luxury cars are notorious for money laundering schemes.


Small Asian nations are famous for eye watering tax rates on luxury cars.  The Philippine rates are high (40+%), but Singapore has car taxes and ownership rules that will have you spitting out your recently legalized chewing gum.
 
2021-06-20 3:59:49 PM  

FormlessOne: PartTimeBuddha: pushing the envelope

These days, a "Manila Envelope" is just an improbable sexual maneuver on Urban Dictionary.


This goddamned bucket list is just getting
 
2021-06-20 5:13:50 PM  

indy_kid: Should have auctioned them off, with the requirement that they be removed from the country immediately.  Use the money to help the poor.

A million-dollar loss to a billionaire isn't a punishment.


Really. Seize them, sell them, keep the money. Especially if they are rare.
 
2021-06-20 6:19:15 PM  
There's a better way to dispose of them. Have a demolition derby, with a lottery to determine who the drivers will be. This lottery can be voluntary or compulsory depending upon the nature of the country's government. Charge money for tickets to see the show, and charge for the live feed of the show. The winning driver gets to keep all the cars as their prize, but of course all the cars will be scrap at that point. Eventually they will have enough past winners to hold a Derby Of Champions, where past winners are brought back one more time. This time though would only be when the cars are especially rare and valuable, and the most valuable one will be kept out of the derby. This car is the prize for the champion of champions. That winner will get special permission to own that car in country in running condition.
 
2021-06-20 6:40:07 PM  
Good.  Pay your farking import taxes, cheaters.
 
2021-06-20 7:06:32 PM  

FrancoFile: Idiot rich people and their idiot toys.


Wahhhhh!!! I'm jealous!
 
2021-06-20 7:32:49 PM  
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Flush 1.2 million seized dollars down the toilet.

That's the smart thing to do.
 
2021-06-20 8:56:30 PM  

Big_Doofus: FrancoFile: Idiot rich people and their idiot toys.

Wahhhhh!!! I'm jealous!


Of what?  Some useless POS?
It's not like it's anything valuable in any kind of sentimental way - it's a new car.  Crunch all you want, they'll make more.
 
2021-06-20 9:59:13 PM  
"Just 350 were produced, and the loss of this one means that number is down even further."

Beautiful things have a place in this world.
 
2021-06-20 10:18:33 PM  
The alternative is the billionaire's snotty little kid would wreck it and kill four people, it's better this way
 
2021-06-21 9:27:08 AM  

Mister Peejay: Big_Doofus: FrancoFile: Idiot rich people and their idiot toys.

Wahhhhh!!! I'm jealous!

Of what?  Some useless POS?
It's not like it's anything valuable in any kind of sentimental way - it's a new car.  Crunch all you want, they'll make more.


Yup, sooo jealous.
 
2021-06-21 10:44:24 AM  
Back before morons changed the interpretation, "jealousy" was only to mean that you were afraid something would be taken from you.

Proper usage:  "Stacy was jealous of Natalie because she was constantly flirting with Stacy's boyfriend Chad".

What people normally mean when they say 'jealous' is actually "envious".

Proper usage:  "Stacy was envious of Natalie's DD cup size".


/Internet Pedant, AWAY!
 
2021-06-21 1:21:53 PM  
A government destroying property that has value. Shocking
 
2021-06-21 4:02:13 PM  
Apparently they had just auctioned them in the past, but apparently the bidding was rigged so the rich guys ended up with the cars anyway.

They should have instead parted them out, sold the parts for a LOT more, and then crushed what couldn't be sold-off to thrill the proles.
 
2021-06-21 4:10:21 PM  

madgonad: Apparently they had just auctioned them in the past, but apparently the bidding was rigged so the rich guys ended up with the cars anyway.


So they auctioned off cars that sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars each, and only rich people bought them? Wow, I think you've stumbled onto some kind of conspiracy there.
 
2021-06-21 4:28:12 PM  

ReapTheChaos: madgonad: Apparently they had just auctioned them in the past, but apparently the bidding was rigged so the rich guys ended up with the cars anyway.

So they auctioned off cars that sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars each, and only rich people bought them? Wow, I think you've stumbled onto some kind of conspiracy there.


Okay, they sold them locally. They didn't cart them to Singapore. By selling them in the Philippines and with a little bribery and bid-rigging the winning bidder gets a fully laundered vehicle.
 
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