Taipei court dis­misses faulty Fer­rari law­suit

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Taipei Dis­trict Pros­e­cu­tors Of­fice dropped a case in­volv­ing a Fer­rari whose owner claimed his ve­hi­cle broke down less than one lap into a race in last year’s GT Asia Se­ries.

Fan Fang-jhang ( ), vice pres­i­dent of Tung Great En­ter­prises Co. ( ), al­legedly spent NT$12 mil­lion on a Fer­rari 458 Chal­lenge.

The ve­hi­cle was pur­chased from Zhou Jhe-nan ( ), the head of Top Speed Su­per Car Group (

) and the or­ga­nizer of Tai­wan’s team that par­tic­i­pated in the 2014 GT Asia Se­ries.

Fang said be­cause the car’s trans­mis­sion broke down, he had to opt out in the mid­dle of the race. The trans­mis­sion alone would cost more than NT$1 mil­lion, he said.

Although Fang signed up to race in the 2014 GT Asia Se­ries, be­cause his car had not ar­rived, he was un­able to com­pete in South Korea.

His ve­hi­cle ar­rived in time to let him par­tic­i­pate in the sea­son’s sec­ond stop in July in Ja­pan. But the trans­mis­sion prob­lem pre­vented him from fin­ish­ing the race.

As a re­sult, Fang sus­pected the used Fer­rari he bought had de­fects. The car cur­rently sits in Malaysia. He ac­cused the seller Zhou, who also failed to is­sue in­voices, of fraud and breach of trust.

Ac­cord­ing to Wang Shun-jheng ( ), the gen­eral manager of Top Speed Su­per Car Group, the dis­pute arose be­cause Fang had not paid off the NT$3 mil­lion bal­ance.

The court said although no in­voices were is­sued by Zhou, trans­ac­tion de­tails were pro­vided to Fang be­fore the race. Since Fang had agreed to the terms, the judge de­cided to drop the case.

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