Lambo trumpets top sales results

Lamborghini LP640: 12-month waiting list
Lamborghini LP640: 12-month waiting list
Lamborghini reckons it's doing well: sales increased during the first six months from 655 to 952 vehicles, 45 per cent more than in the same period last year.

It's down to a number of factors, including the new Gallardo Spyder, strengthening of the dealer network and increased international clientele, according to the Audi-owned marque.

"Lamborghini is on the right track," said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The investments the company has made, its market presence, and the commitment of its partners are the keys to this success. We are sure we will reach another sales record at the end of 2006, again strengthening our worldwide brand awareness".

The convertible Gallardo Spyder, introduced in spring 2006, has proved a huge success in terms of sales and with full order books for the next 12 months. The new Murciélago LP640 presented in Geneva this year is going great guns too apparently with a waiting time currently standing at 12 months.

Americans are buying more too -- up 68 per cent. The House of the Raging Bull sold 422 cars in the US against 251 units in the same period last year. In Europe deliveries increased by just over 29 per cent to 335 vehicles (259 in 2005). In the major markets, deliveries have also increased: Great Britain (+ 41.4 per cent), Italy (+ 32.6 per cent), Germany (+ 10.3 per cent).

Another important contribution to the expansion of Automobili Lamborghini is its development in new markets, such as Asia and Eastern Europe. In 2006 it set up new showrooms in India and Russia, following an opening in China in 2004. The dealer network increased during the first half of 2006 from 65 to 88 dealers all over the world.

On the back of all this, the company is rubbing its hands with anticipation of a fat 2006.

Well done Lambo -- but one suspects a lot of this is down to Audi's steady hand on the tiller.

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  • Dr S 09 Aug 2006

    Good to see them doing well. More than deserved for a company producing some really unique and desirable cars...

  • dinkel 09 Aug 2006

    With a few exceptions, 60s to 80s Lambo's fetch lower prices than period exotics. Check out Spada and Islero money . . . tempting isn't it?

    Ha!


    Joke about Lamborghini and clever blondes

    A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer.

    She says she is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow 5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan; so, the blonde hands over the keys to a new and exciting Lamborghini. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank. She has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

    The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 car as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive such cars into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.
    Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

    The loan officer says, “Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely; but, we’re a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

    The blonde replies, “The airport wanted to charge me two hundred dollars to store my car. Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?”

    Not all blondes are dumb.

  • garyhun 09 Aug 2006

    dinkel said:
    With a few exceptions, 60s to 80s Lambo's fetch lower prices than period exotics. Check out Spada and Islero money . . . tempting isn't it?

    Ha!


    Joke about Lamborghini and clever blondes

    A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer.

    She says she is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow 5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan; so, the blonde hands over the keys to a new and exciting Lamborghini. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank. She has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

    The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 car as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive such cars into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.
    Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

    The loan officer says, “Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely; but, we’re a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

    The blonde replies, “The airport wanted to charge me two hundred dollars to store my car. Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?”

    Not all blondes are dumb.


    Nice joke!!

  • r988 09 Aug 2006

    dinkel said:
    With a few exceptions, 60s to 80s Lambo's fetch lower prices than period exotics. Check out Spada and Islero money . . . tempting isn't it?

    Ha!


    Joke about Lamborghini and clever blondes

    A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer.

    She says she is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow 5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan; so, the blonde hands over the keys to a new and exciting Lamborghini. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank. She has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

    The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 car as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive such cars into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.
    Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

    The loan officer says, “Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely; but, we’re a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

    The blonde replies, “The airport wanted to charge me two hundred dollars to store my car. Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?”

    Not all blondes are dumb.



    mmmmmmmmm Espada

    But you can stop talking them up so much Dinkel
    wait until I can afford one, then you can preach as much as you like

  • Jonny5 09 Aug 2006

    Will there come a point where the exclusivity of a Lambo starts to diminish due to the relative mass production of the cars now ....

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