LAMBORGHINI SETS NEW HALF-YEAR SALES RECORD FOR 2018
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In less than a week, we’ll finally see the new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ unveiled in the United States, the record-breaking, ultimate N/A V12 supercar we’ve been eagerly awaiting ever since the first spy shots were published online.
But that car isn’t available yet … still, Automobili Lamborghini SpA managed to set another record sales figure for the first six months of 2018, between the 1st of January and the 30th of June a total of 2,327 Lamborghini were delivered to customers … an 11% increase compared to 2017, and a number that surpasses the entire year of production from only five years ago.
Naturally, the Lamborghini Huracan took most of the deliveries for her account, a total of 1,604 V10 models were delivered, the new Performante and Performante Spyder surely played a major role in setting yet another record, while the Lamborghini Aventador, with the stunning S and S Roadster, managed 673 deliveries.
As usual the United States took the number one spot in numbers, but Japan was a close second and the UK came in third … in fact Europe saw in increase of 30% during this period … and with the Urus just being delivered to her lucky customers since July 2018 it is safe to say the second half of the 2018 fiscal year will set a new overall record … keeping in mind they reached over a billion Euro turnover in 2017, this year will show an even larger number.
And an even more impressing record was broken only two weeks later, by mid-July the 11,000th Huracan was finished, a Blu Nethuns car sold in Italy … while the 8,000th Aventador S was next to her. This Aventador S Roadster in a stunning Grigio Telesto would be shipped to Japan … it is safe to say the V10 Huracan will break the total production number of the Gallardo (at 14,029 units) easily before being succeeded, and the Aventador has completely shattered any production numbers of previous V12 models from Sant’Agata … the Murciélago was built nearly 4,000 times, the Aventador has already doubled that … and is still going strong.
Back in 2011, when the Aventador was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show it was stated only 4,000 would be made, but that number was quickly shattered, and with 8,000 now already been built, and the Aventador SVJ and SVJ Roadster still to be unveiled, we might even be seeing a total production number of 10,000 before the successor takes over in a few years.