Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann predicts that the automaker’s latest supercar will surpass in sales next year any other model in the company’s 51-year history.
The automaker has already managed to sell during the first months of this year more than 1,000 units of the new Huracan LP 610-4, which is Gallardo’s successor. Winkelmann said that sales are already double than what the company expected so far, that is why he is optimistic that in 2015 the Huracan (Hurricane in English) will surpass Gallardo’s best score of 1,844 units.
Winkelmann relies on the fact that the Huracan is an all-new car and the first Lamborghini fitted with a fully electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system. Another advantage of the vehicle is its new V-10 engine and new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Besides all these, the Huracan is also 10% lighter than its predecessor, thanks to its carbon-fiber and aluminum hybrid chassis.
Unveiled for the first time during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March – the Huracan is compared to the MP4-12C from Mclaren and Ferrari’s 458 model. The vehicle has the same 5.2 liter V10 engine from the Gallardo, but in this new configuration the engine produces 602 hp. The new supercar is capable to hit 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 235 km/h (202 mph).
In 2012 Lamborghini sold 2,083 vehicles, the following year the number increased to 2,121, but the automaker reached its sales record in 2008 with 2,430 units. The automaker relies on the Huracan to boost sales and help the company beat it’s record.
Lamborghini currently has 129 dealers globally, but plans to add 10 more by the end of this year.