For the lucky few who can afford the $400,000 it costs to own the new Lamborghini Aventador, they’ll have to do something they’re probably not accustomed to: wait—a whole 18 months, that is.
Demand for the new Aventador has seen such overwhelming interest that not only is the waiting list astronomically long, but Lamborghini is rushing to, for the third time, expand its manufacturing capabilities. Currently, it’s capacity is 800 vehicles per year.
The company said that with its investments to produce in higher capacity, it hopes to shrink the wait time to 12 months, which is still considerably long for someone who can shell out the $400,000.
So why is the demand so high? The Aventador replaced Lambo’s previous flagship car, the Murciélago, including its impressive stats. The details include 6.5 liter, 700-horsepower engine, a top speed of 217 m.p.h. and a zero-to-60 time of 2.9 seconds.
The Aventador’s success can partly be attributed to the supply-demand crutch for a select few super cars. The new four-seat Ferrari FF and the Bugatti Veyron also have a wait list. Luxury car manufacturers are concerned that customers will be frustrated and walk away from the purchase due to such long waits.
But there’s always a way to skip the line, as some media reports say a 22-year-old Saudi man paid $71,000 to receive his Aventador immediately.
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