LAMBORGHINIAutomobili Lamborghini S.p.A., or simply Lamborghini, designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes Italian luxury sports cars. Lamborghinis production facility and headquarters arelocated in SantAgata Bolognese, Italy. In 2011, Lamborghinis 831 employees produced 1,711 vehicles. Manufacturing magnate Ferrucccio Lamborgini founded Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. in 1963 with the objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with offerings from established marques such as Ferrari. Thecompanys first models were released in the mid-1960s and were noted for their refinement, power and comfort. Lamborghini gained wide acclaim in 1966 for the Miura sports coupé, which established rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive as the standard layout for high-performance cars of the era. Lamborghini grew rapidly during its first decade, but hard times befell the company when sales plunged in the wake of the 1973 worldwide financial downturn and the 1973 oil crisis. The firms ownership changed three times after 1973, including a bankruptcy in 1978, before Chrysler Coperationtook control in 1987. Unable to operate Lamborghini profitably, Chrysler sold Lamborghini to Malaysian investment group Mycom Setdco and Indonesian group VPower Corporation in 1994. Lack of success continued through the 1990s, until Mycom Setdco and VPower sold Lamborghini to the AUDI AG subsidiary of Volkswagen Group on July 27, 1998. Audis ownership marked the beginning of a period of stability and increased productivity for Lamborghini. Sales increased nearly tenfold over the course ofthe 2000s, peaking with record sales in 2007 and 2008. The world financial crisis in the late 2000s negatively affected all luxury car makers worldwide, and caused Lamborghinis sales to drop nearly 50 percent. Lamborghinis SantAgata Bolognese production facility produces V12 engines and finished automobiles. Lamborghinis current production vehicles are the V10-powered Gallardo and the V12-powered Aventador . Both production models areavailable in a variety of regular and limited-edition specifications.
Units sold Yea 1,00 1,50 2,0 r 500 2,500 0 0 00 Ferruccio Lamborghini (1963–1972) 196 353 8 Georges-Henri Rossetti and René Leimer (1972–1977) Receivership (1977–1984) Patrick Mimran (1984–1987) Chrysler Corporation (1987–1994) 199 673 1 199 166 2 199 215 3Sales resultsBy sales, the most important markets in 2004 for Lamborghinis sports cars are the U.S. (41%), Germany (13%), Great Britain (9%)and Japan (8%). Prior to the launch of the Gallardo in 2003, Lamborghini produced approximately 400 vehicles per year; in 2011Lamborghini produced 1,711 vehicles.
Lamborghini MurciélagoManufacturer LamborghiniProduction 2001–2010 4,099 builtAssembly SantAgata Bolognese, ItalyPredecessor Lamborghini DiabloSuccessor Lamborghini AventadorClass Sports carBody style 2-door coupé 2-door roadsterLayout Mid-engine, all-wheel driveEngine 6.2 L V12(572 HP) 6.5 L V12(630 HP)Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed e-Gear semi-automaticWheelbase 2,665 mm (104.9 in)Length 2002–06: 4,580 mm (180.3 in) 2007–10: 4,610 mm (181.5 in)Width 2002–06: 2,045 mm (80.5 in) 2007–10: 2,057 mm (81.0 in)Height 1,135 mm (44.7 in)Curb weight Dry weight: 1,650 kg (3,638 lb) 1,665 kg (3,671 lb) LP 640 1,565 kg (3,450 lb) LP 670–4 SVRelated Lamborghini Reventón
Lamborghini ReventónManufacturer LamborghiniProduction 2008 21 produced (1 for museum)Assembly SantAgata Bolognese, ItalyBody style 2-door coupéLayout Mid-engine, four-wheel driveEngine 6.5 L (400 cu in) V12Transmission 6-speed e-gear 6-speed manual transmissionWheelbase 2,665 mm (104.9 in)Length 4,700 mm (190 in)Width 2,058 mm (81.0 in)Height 1,135 mm (44.7 in)Curb weight 1,665 kg (3,670 lb)Related Murciélago LP640
Lamborghini Gallardo Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed E-Manufacturer Lamborghini Gear automate manualProduction 2003–presentModel years 2004– Wheelbase 2,560 mm present] (100.8 in)Assembly SantAgata Length 4,300–4,386 mm Bolognese, It (170–172.7 in) alyPredecessor Lamborghini Width 1,900 mm Jalpa (74.8 in)Class Sports car Height 1,165 mmBody style 2-door coupé (45.9 in) (coupé) 2-door spyder 1,184 mmLayout Mid-engine (46.6 in) (spyder) four-wheel drive Mid- Curb weight 1,520–1,430 kg engine, rear (3,351–3,153 lb) wheel drive (coupé) (LP550-2) 1,570–1,485 kg (3,461–3,274 lb)Engine 5.0 L V10 (spyder) 5.2 L V10 Related Audi R8 Lamborghini Concept S Designer(s) Luc Donckerwolke
Manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A Also called LP 700–4 Production 2011–present Assembly SantAgata Bolognese, Italy Predecessor Lamborghini Murciélago Class Sports car Body style 2-door coupé Layout Mid-engine, four-wheel drive Engine 6.5 L L539 V12 Transmission 7-speed ISR Automated ManualThe Lamborghini Aventador LP 700–4 is a two-door, two- Wheelbase 2,700 mm (106.30 in)seater sports car publicly unveiled by Lamborghini at Length 4,780 mm (188.19 in)the Geneva Motor Show on 28 February 2011, five monthsafter its initial unveiling in SantAgata Bolognese. Internally Width 2,030 mm (79.92 in)codenamed LB834,the Aventador was designed to replace (w/mirrors: 2,265 mmthe ten-year-old Murciélago as the new flagship model in the (89.17 in)) Lamborghini lineup starting in 2011. Soon after the Aventador Height 1,136 mm (44.72 in)unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it had already sold Curb weight 1,575 kg (3,470 lb) (dry)over 12 months of the production vehicles, with deliveriesstarting in the second half of 2011.] The suggested retail Related Lamborghini Sestoprice is €255,000 in Europe, GB£201,900 in the UK and ElementoUS$379,700 in the U.S. Designer(s) Filippo Perini