Lamborghini beats sales record as wait list hits 18 months

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Recording its highest-ever sales record, Lamborghini says the wait list is now 18 months as the company begins a positive transition to electrified models.

Deliveries of the Lamborghini Huracan spiked in 2022 as the supercar manufacturer set a new record for annual sales.

It sold a total of 9233 cars last year, a 10 per cent increase on its previous record of 8405 set in 2021.

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As in previous years, the Lamborghini Urus was the brand’s top model, accounting for 5367 deliveries. The SUV added two new variants to its ranks late last year, the Urus S – effectively an update of the existing model – and the more powerful Urus Performante.

The Huracan followed with 3113 deliveries, a 20 per cent increase compared with 2021. Its sales are likely to have been bolstered by the launch of the Huracán Tecnica, a rear-wheel-drive variant positioned between the base Evo model and the track-focused Huracan STO.

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The supercar, introduced in 2014, is due to bow out by 2024, when it will be replaced by a new plug-in hybrid model. Its final variant is the Sterrato, a dramatic off-road version limited to a 900-unit production run.

Last year also marked another significant milestone for Lamborghini as its flagship model, the Aventador, bowed out of production in September, ending an 11-year run. The brand delivered 753 examples throughout the year. Like the Huracan, the Aventador will also be replaced by a plug-in hybrid model – the electrified powertrain allowing it to retain its unique selling point, a V12 engine.

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The marque currently holds an 18-month waiting list for orders, allowing it to “look to the future and the upcoming goals with confidence”, according to chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

Winkelmann said: “Our trend of growth and development continues, and this shows that our direction is sound and our choices are on the mark.

“This is the product of well-defined collective assessments and strategies that can produce consistent and concrete results.

“2023 is going to be a year of challenges and changes that we are ready to confront by always pushing ourselves beyond.”

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