http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdvcQgkrHS0Ferrari created a special edition 458 Italia to mark the year of the dragon. The local Prancing Horse dealer at Nanjing rented a section of the Great Wall of China at Nanjing for the supercar’s launch. Unfortunately, the event got cancelled as an employee of the dealership did something that may have got himself beheaded in ancient China.
The incident has upset the Chinese authorities. Ferrari was quick to issue an apology for the incident in mandarin on its blog, “Ferrari has always respected Chinese traditional culture and values the protection of historical and cultural relics.”
Ferrari also expressed regret over the incident. The incident also broke the rice bowl of Mr Yang Houyin, who is in charge of the agency managing the city wall. He was removed from his position due to “incompetent supervision and management,” according to a Yangtse Evening Post report.
Performing donut on The Great Wall of China is akin to vandalising a piece of antique. The Nanjing City Wall is 600 years old and is the oldest intact city wall in China today.