Italian car manufacturing giant Lamborghini have said that the deliveries of super sports cars worldwide rose by 30% last year to 2,083, though remained slightly shy of pre crisis highs. The company, which is owned by Volkswagen said last Tuesday that deliveries for the company were up by around half in the the top United States market and are up by 34% throughout Europe, despite the financial crisis in the region.
The revenue for the entire year was up by 46% to $610 million. The firm, which is based in Sant’Agata Bolognese sold 2,430 cars in 2008, a record, before the global economic crisis shook the luxury car market shortly after. The sales from 2012 showed 922 new Aventador LP 700-4 and around 1,161 Gallardos were delivered. The Gallardo model has actually since gained status as the most successful Lamborghini model ever. The company also previewed the Lamborghini Veneno, which is a one off, last week at the Geneva Motor show, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Italian company.
U.S are the biggest Lamborghini market
The United States of course remains to be the biggest market for the Lamborghini, with one out of every four sold ending up in the U.S in 2012. This of course is understandable when looking at the rise in demand for the Aventador model and the sales are showing no signs of slowing, pre orders of the Aventador and it’s new roadster brother are still exceeding product expectations. Anybody out there who wants one of these models will have to wait atleast 15 months for the vehicle, that or pay a rather large premium to try and beat somebody else up the list. Following behind the United States is China, who are the second biggest market, accounting for around 15% of sales, whilst Europe, although facing economic problems, still accounted for 29% of sales for Lamborghinis.