Lamborghini’s Aventador is surpassing sales expectations after having sold its 1,000th unit in just 15 months. Its predecessor, the Murciélago, took 29 months to achieve the same feat.
The triumphant Argos Orange Speedster ended up in the hands of Bavarian architect and Lambo enthusiast Hans Scheidecker, who was handed the keys by CEO Stephan Winkelmann at a press event in Bologna.
According to Lamborghini, they still have another 18 months worth of orders for the V12 model, which they hope is plenty of time for the Aventador to break more records. Workers at the carmaker’s production line have already increased their output to meet the high demand, from three cars a day to nine cars every two days.
A favorite of celebrities like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, the LP700-4 packs a 6.5 liter, 690 horsepower engine and a 7-speed clutch transmission. Surging from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, the all-wheel drive Aventador can be switched to three different driving modes; strada mode is suited for road use by tamping down some of the racecar’s awesome power, while the sport and corsa modes are designed for the track, unleashing the car’s full fury.
Some industry experts credit the ease with which Lamborghini has stepped up production to the culture of Lamborghini’s parent company, the Volkswagen Group. Lamborghini’s best-seller remains the Gallardo, which is well on its way to shipping 12,000 units since production began in 2006.
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