A scene almost unimaginable: a fleet of over 26 super luxury cars that included Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Ferraris — worth nearly $100 million yuan (US$19 million) — was part of a private wedding motorcade that cruised through the streets of Wenzhou.
A video of the scene was uploaded onto the Chinese website Youku and was watched by over a million people in its first two days.
Netizens reacted. Some wondered if such display of wealth was necessary. Perhaps even wasteful.
This eastern Chinese city is known for its entrepreneurial citizens and has been called “the birthplace of China’s private economy.”
Of course this is not the first luxury motorcade seen in China. According to AsiaOne, “In June 2009, a coal magnate used a fleet of 40 Porsche Cayennes for ‘odd jobs’, 20 Audi A8s, Range Rovers, BMW X5s, Audi Q7s and Ferraris to escort the wedding motorcade, while Jeeps were used by the camera team. Another extravagant wedding in February 2010 involved an official’s daughter in a poor mining town, where a Lamborghini was given to the groom as part of the dowry.”
Well, it makes today’s history making British royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton appear a little understated.
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