Lamborghini has sold its last non-hybrid V12, and is gearing up to farewell its naturally-aspirated V10, but the change hasn’t hurt its sales.
With 7430 deliveries in the first nine months of 2022, the brand is up 8.0 per cent on that same point in 2021.
Given it delivered 8405 cars across the whole of 2021, its best-ever year, the Raging Bull is rampaging towards its strongest year of sales yet.
Profits are also up by close to 70 per cent, driven by “the growth in average revenue per car (thanks to the product mix and increased customisations), and the favourable trend in exchange rates”.
The future looks vastly different for Lamborghini, which recently slayed its biggest bull.
Production of the Aventador has ended after 11 years and a total of 11,465 cars built. Based on units built, the Aventador was more successful than the Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago combined.
The supercar, which debuted at the Geneva motor show in 2011, has spawned more than eight derivatives and more than 10 one-off or ultra-limited editions over the course of its life.
What comes next isn’t 100 per cent clear, but we know the Aventador successor will feature a new, naturally-aspirated V12 engine mated with a hybrid system.
According to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, the new V12 will sound “amazing”.
The Huracan will also be replaced in the coming years, but not before the high-riding Sterrato arrives to farewell it.