Lamborghini’s top of the range supercar achieved an important milestone in its life span, with 5,000 models produced so far in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
The Aventador flagship supercar has emerged to life five years ago as a replacement for the Murcielago and it turned out to be a real success story, with 5,000 units built so far in Sant’Agata Bolognese renowned plant. The milestone model was bought by an Italian customer, who will shortly be the happy owner of a LP700-4 roadster painted in Rosso Bia. He will definitely enjoy the howling of the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 which delivers 690 bhp (700 PS) and 600 Nm of torque, catapulting the open-top bullet from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and going up to 349 km/h.
The Italian brand is intensely preparing for another and more crucial land mark for its business, as Sant’Agata Bolognese is getting ready for the production phase of the super sports Urus SUV and the third Lamborghini model, set to be launched in 2018. Lamborghini ended 2015 with an all-time record of 3,245 vehicles sold worldwide and the arrival of the Urus is expected to considerably boost the figures. Last year numbers were driven by the high demand for the ten-cylinder Huracan LP 610-4, with 2,242 units being delivered.
The man behind Lamborghini’s success was its ex-Chief Executive Stephan Winkelmann, who announced last month he was heading to Audi’s performance division Quattro GmbH. The responsibility of pushing the name towards further glory now lies in the hands of the former Ferrari Formula One team boss Stefano Domenicali.