This Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Got Mutilated as Thieves Stole Its Matrix Headlights

2 months, 4 weeks ago - 27 January 2024, autoevolution
This Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Got Mutilated as Thieves Stole Its Matrix Headlights
You order a Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. You pay around $100,000 for it. Wait for months to have your brand-new car delivered, and it finally arrives.

You park it on the street and, when you happily walk to it in the morning, you find it with the headlights ripped out. It happened to the owner of a Porsche in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Stealing catalytic converters is so yesterday. Thieves have to find components that are easier and faster to remove and are more expensive to sell. And headlights seem to be good merchandise, too. This Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo stands proof. The model ended up with its headlights stolen during the night and the photos are simply traumatizing to watch.

And the missing headlights are not the only damage that this car sustained in the process. The thieves simply butchered the vehicle. They cut through the hood and fenders with tin snips to rip the matrix headlights of the Porsche out.

Dusseldorf is tagged as one of Europe's safest cities, with a very low crime rate and solid measures to ensure safety. But pickpockets, vandalism, and theft are present everywhere, with the German city making no exception. And the images uploaded on Reddit confirm it. The photo gallery shows a Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo in Mamba Green Metallic with its headlights stolen in the most brutal way.

For the thieves, no matter how experienced, removing the body panels to reach the wiring of the headlights would have taken way more time and would have attracted unwanted attention.

In the United States, such headlights can be purchased for $3,795, discounted from $4,390. And that's the price for just one unit. If you need two of those, the price doubles. The light units stolen from this Taycan Cross Turismo are probably going to end up on some car parts website for less than the standard price. There is no information about the taillights being stolen, so they are probably still in place.

Now, the owner, after having finished hyperventilating, has to make a phone call to the insurance company if they have an insurance policy that covers vandalism damages. Luckily for the owner, if we can use the luck concept in such a context, the wheels are still in place. Those 21-inch Cross Turismo Design Wheels with a black finish and all-season tires cost $4,680.

People jumped in the comments section on Reddit to say how horrified they were and show compassion for the owner who found his car like this. "I'm not a particularly emotional person, but if I walked out to find my 911 like this, I would probably break down," a user wrote.

"Just steel the car so I don't see how you mutilate my boy," another one suggested. Many can't help wondering how no one heard the thieves cutting the body panels of the car at night. 

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