Lamborghini “increases worldwide sales for the third year in a row to 2,121 cars delivered to customers,” declares a press handout mailed to us. Apparently, Uncle Sam’s followers are among the biggest buyers of these insane machines and guess who comes second on the sales chart after the U.S.!
Why, our very neighbor China! We Indians could easily beat both the countries if somebody would just fix our roads. The low-slung Lambo would have nothing short of a racetrack-spec stretch of tarmac and we haven’t many of them handy, so for now, we chafe.
Lamborghini, headquartered at Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and is rightfully pleased with its technological and commercial performance thus far. The Aventador, with its outrageous V12, has been so successful for the company that it has sold 1001 units of this super sport worldwide. No other V12 car from Lamborghini has done it before. In fact, Aventador, launched in February 2011, has been so well received that Lamborghini’s order books are full for the next 12 months!
The Gallardo, another blockbuster from Lambo, is considered by many to be the evergreen super sports car. The car is in its final year of production and Lambo has sold 14,022 of these up till now. The Gallardo is by far the most-built Lamborghini ever.
Lamborghini presently has 129 dealers serving 46 countries and employs directly some 1,029 highly qualified professionals. For its anniversary year, the company came out with limited edition one-offs like the Egoista, the Veneno and the Veneno Roadster alongside special anniversary editions of the Gallardo, the Aventador and the Aventador Roadster.
Headed by Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is a proud feather in the hat of the giant Volkswagen Group. VW also own Audi for that matter. Mr. Winkelmann, who is a German, although chauffeured around in his official Audi, loves driving his Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera.