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Lamborghini Aventador To Have Similar Production Run As Murcielago

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On: Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 6:00PM | By: Chris Weiss

Lamborghini Aventador To Have Similar Production Run As Murcielago

In case you were wondering just how many $380,000 Aventador LP700-4 models Lamborghini plans to build, the answer—at least at the moment—is around 4,000, putting the planned production run right in line with the Aventador's predecessor. According to Lamborghini numbers, 4,099 Murcielago models were built before the flagship was retired last year. Murcielago production began in 2001 and ran for nearly a decade, winding down in May of 2010.

Lamborghini sources told Autocar that the molds that are used to craft the carbon fiber tub for the Aventador are good for 500 uses each. And the magazine discovered that Lamborghini has budgeted for eight molds. With a little, quick math, it's easy to deduct that Lamborghini is planning on a production run comparable to that of the Murcielago.

Of course, that's not to say that Lamborghini will stick with that plan. The Aventador LP700-4 is already selling strong. Lamborghini announced two weeks ago that the first-year production run is already sold out. And that was just a day after the car officially debuted in Geneva. According to CEO Stephan Winkelmann, that sell-out equates to around 700 units, though he didn't lock into a hard number.

When the Murcielago retired last year, it became the most-produced, V12 Lamborghini of all time, with its 4,099-unit run (the most-produced Lamborghini is the Murcielago's baby brother, the V10-powered Gallardo). Early indications are that Lamborghini plans to surpass the 4,099 figure to make the Aventador the most-produced V12 Lambo of all time, so the 4,000 figure is but a loose estimate of the potential production run.

Winkelmann told Reuters last week: "We would be happy to sell over the life cycle a bit more than the Murcielago."

Hopefully, we non-Lambo-customers will get to see at least one or two of those 4,100+ 691-hp Aventadors on the road, in the parking lot, or even at an auto show.


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