Why would anyone commit such an atrocity against such an innocent beauty, you ask? Per The Sun, the car's owner was stopped and caught with fake license plates in Taiwan after he illegally imported it. It was impounded and despite appeals, he couldn't prevent its destruction. Taiwanese law states that it cannot be resold, so it had to be totaled.
No matter how you shred it, it's a damn shame. The supercar is named Murciélago (Spanish for "bat") after a famous fighting bull that survived 90 sword strokes. It cost £280,000 (about $350,00) and was only produced between 2001 and 2010, with a run of 4,099 models built.
This bat will never fly again.