Ferrari-driving boss awards 10 employees a Maserati each before leading them on a road trip along China’s ‘highway of death’
A wealthy Chinese businessman decided to treat ten of his employees by giving them a Maserati each before challenging them to drive one of the world’s most dangerous roads.
The 29-year-old boss, named Ni Haishan, drove in his Ferrari worth 5.3 million yuan (£580,460) while his staff steered their brand new Maseratis for the ultimate off-road adventure, the People’s Daily Online reports.
And in true Top Gear fashion, Ni and his convoy set off in Ningbo, east China, on March 15. Their plan was to reach Lhasa in Tibet through the 1,336-mile Sichuan-Tibet highway, dubbed the ‘highway of death’ by the Chinese media.
Ni Haishan, who is from the city of Hangzhou in east China, reportedly gifted ten of his employees supercars worth 898,000 yuan (£98,000) in January as their year-end bonuses.
According to reports, the whole trip was a way of Haishan showing off his wealth and success to the world.
It’s been understood that Haishan inherited a family business producing Chinese medicinal plasters.
However the journey wasn’t as smooth as first thought, with only five of the Maserati cars making it to their final destination on March 26 with the Ferrari missing three wheels.
Mr. Blue Sky, Glasgow UK – Florida US, United States, 2 days ago
Not a Maserati fan, would sell mine & buy a donkey best mode of transport for that area
Baadparent, Hants, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
Not donkeys at that altitude, you want either ponies or yak.
Winogj, Palisade, United States, 2 days ago
Some people have more money than sense I guess.
Mark Taylor, Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
I noticed there are 18 people in the group picture….and 10 meserratis…..mmmm how do you work that out
tkjho, Hongkong SAR, China, 2 days ago
the car photo showed only 8 Ms + 1 F, total 9.
Here_we_go_again, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
So the boss had the Ferrari and the rest had Maseratis?