Last week, we told you that the first year of production of both the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and Ferrari FF have reportedly been spoken for. Today, Lamborghini made it officially-official confirming that it has already sold more than 12 months’ production of its new flagship V12 model, deliveries of which will start in the second half of 2011.
The VW Group-owned Italian automaker also released final sales figures for last year that showed a 14 per cent drop from 2009. In particular, Lamborghini delivered a total of 1,302 units to customers worldwide in 2010, compared to 1,515 cars the previous year.
However, the Italians were quick to note that the difference versus 2009 was due to the run out of the Murciélago in May 2010 adding that they sold 4,099 Murciélagos over a ten-year production period, making the Aventador’s predecessor the company’s best-selling V12 model ever. Sales for the remaining seven months of the year were based on the production of just one model, the Gallardo.
The final year turnover was at €271 million in 2010, compared to €281 million in 2009. Lamborghini said that the pre-tax result improved over 2009, “while still remaining below profitability.”
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini said that the introduction of the Aventador combined with a gradually improving economy should help the company’s financial results in the future.
“We confirmed our long term strategy, which calls for stable and significant investments in new products even in difficult times,” said Winkelmann. “We see a slow but steady recovery of the market, and we will benefit from this. The extraordinary response to the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is the best proof that our vision is right.”