Lamborghini deliveries up 23% in 2011 image

Lamborghini, the Italian sports carmaker has managed to end the previous year with a double-digit increase in deliveries and turnover.

The company has increased global deliveries by 300 units from 1,302 up to 1,602. This is an increase of 23% compared to the previous year. Turnover increased from 271 million euros to 322 million euros (plus 19%) in the same period.

While not a record result, the numbers are still impressive considering the current financial situation in many parts of the globe, including in Lamborghini’s home market of Italy.

“We look back onto 2011 with some satisfaction, as a year of our return to growing deliveries. The year was hallmarked by renewed interest in the Gallardo range, but especially by the triumphant arrival of the Aventador, which established itself as the new benchmark in super sports cars and won more than 30 international media awards for its unique design and innovative technology,” comments Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.

The Chinese auto market has been helping many an automaker post commendable yearly profits based on augmented sales volumes including Lamborghini.

But the Italian automaker said industry sales of ultra-luxury sports cars may slow as signs that China’s economy is weakening puts off some buyers.

“If you look at the economy right now, there may be some uncertainty to make people wait a little,” Christian Mastro, Lamborghini’s Asia Pacific general manager, said in a phone interview on Feb. 16.

“The number of people able to spend this kind of money is limited, it’s not unlimited.”