Automobili Lamborghini ended 2021 with an all-time record:of 8,405 cars delivered worldwide, making it the best year ever, the company said today. Yes, today, even though Italian bankers invented double entry book-keeping, these things take time. Global sales were up by 13% compared to 2020 said the release from Sant’Agata Bolognese of the exotic car company that is owned by the Volkswagen Group under Audi.
There was double-digit growth in all three of the regions where Lamborghini is established: America (+14%), Asia Pacific (+14%) and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) +12%. The company says it has a fairly balanced split between them in global volumes, which stand at 35%, 27% and 39% respectively.
In terms of individual markets, the US held on to top spot (2,472 units, +11%), while China seized second place (935, +55%). These two were followed by Germany (706, +16%) and the United Kingdom (564, +9%). There was also an increase in the figures for Lamborghini’s home market of Italy, where 359 cars were delivered in total (+3).
During 2021 three new products were launched: the Huracán STO – Super Trofeo Omologata, a road-legal model that was inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO racing cars; the Aventador Ultimae, final series of the Aventador model; and the Countach LPI 800-4, that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Countach. The Urus Super SUV saw 5,021 units delivered. It was followed by the V10-powered Huracán at 2,586. In addition, there were 798 Aventadors (the V12 model) delivered all over the world.
“The sales outlook continues positively into the new year, thanks to a substantial order portfolio that already covers almost the entire production planned in 2022. Lamborghini’s strategic plan for the year ahead includes four new products to be unveiled over the next 12 months,” the company said.
During 2021 Lamborghini also presented its future electrification strategy. “Direzione Cor Tauri” (“Toward Cor Tauri”) is the plan that will lead the company through the decarbonization of its future models and the Sant’Agata Bolognese site. More than €1.5 billion will be spent over four years, which will see Lamborghini launch its first hybrid production model in 2023 and electrify its entire range by the end of 2024. The aim is cutting CO2 emissions by 50% from 2025 onwards. Subsequently, a fourth fully electric model is due to be added to the range in the second half of the decade. Whether this is fast enough to outpace regulators is an open question.