Lamborghini Invading China, Winkelmann Says (9.21.11)

21 09 2011

Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said in a new interview Wednesday (9.14.11) that the exotic car company expects to see sales equaling its sales in 2008 by early 2013 (this is a good thing), he says. Sales have dropped from 2,430 in 2008 to 1,013 in 2010. In help to regain it’s work, Lamborghini will be concentrating on China’s economy.

“China is likely to be our biggest market this year, depending on sales in the next few months in our current top market, the United States.”

“However, equal sales in the two countries this year, adding in the faster growth in China, will make the nation our number 1 market definitely next year, easily,” Winkelmann said.

Within the first eight months of , Lamborghini sold close to 200 of its cars in China, equal to the total for last year, when sales skyrocketed 150 percent year-on-year. Clearly a bright sign for Lamborghini.

“The sales rise of the past five years for Lamborghini far exceeded the company’s expectations,” Winkelmann said.

Winklemann also said that by the end of 2011 Lamborghini plans to have 20 dealers across China. The company will continue its invasion in China and increase investment in marketing and services next year.

Overall, seeing that China’s market is expanding so well, I do see a bright future for Lamborghini in China’s fast, growing economy.

Oh, and by the way, that Lambo is the brand new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale, if you were wondering.





Lamborghini Confirms 20 Lamborghini Sesto Elementos (9.19.11)

19 09 2011

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

“The excellent feedback and the numerous requests we’ve had from our customers have really convinced us to embark on the challenge of producing a vehicle with unique characteristics. We are proud that what a year ago was just a ‘technology demonstrator’ of future super sports cars, even though in working order, will become a small series reality. Only 20 units of the new Sesto Elemento super sports car will be produced, and will be destined only for track use. We’re planning to deliver the first cars at the beginning of 2013,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, in Frankfurt.

The Sesto Elemento has been in the rumor mill for quite a while. Like Stephan mentioned above, it will be limited to 20 models — for street use only. It is much faster than the brand new Aventador, which can go 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, in comparison to the Sesto Elemento which can do 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and is probably a lot more expensive as well, though there’s no word on pricing yet.

UPDATE: Stephan Winklemann has said in an interview that the starting price of the new Sesto Elemento will start at $2 million (€1.6 million), according to Washington Post (link will open in new page.)





Lamborghini Picture of the Day (6.19.10)

19 06 2010

Today’s pic…

Lamborghini Estoque. This is a 2008 Lamborghini Estoque Concept, shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2008.

The 4 door luxury sedan was supposed to be on the 2012 or 2013 lineup but sadly it was cancelled due to financial difficulty but might be  considered for later development.

-LamboFan





Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, and a Lamborghini Murcielago (5/12/10)

12 05 2010

Today’s pic…

Matte Blue Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, and a Lamborghini Murcielago. The three shown, are at the Frankfurt auto show, featuring the all new matte blue Lamborghini Gallardo followed by the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and the Murcielago Roadster.

Comment what you think. Stay tuned for more Lamborghini news, pics, and videos.

-LamboFan