Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:00 AM
Lamborghini has announced a bumper set of financial results.
The top-end manufacturer only begun turning a profit in 2004, but has since advanced to become one of the most profitable carmakers in he industry.
"After having achieved our turnaround into profit in 2004, and with our subsequent move into the group of the most profitable car manufacturers, 2007 marks another strengthening of the corporation and the Lamborghini brand," said Stephan Winkelmann, president of Lamborghini.
The company will have delivered 2,400 of its luxury sports cars by the end of 2007, representing a 15 per cent increase on 2006.
Growth was centred on Asia-Pacific, which saw deliveries of Lamborghinis increase by around 25 per cent.
Japan is the largest market in the region, with seven dealerships, and is the fifth biggest buyer of the cars in the world.
The sales increase in Asia-Pacific brings it into line with America and Europe in terms of Lamborghini market exposure.
An expansion of dealerships, increased brand awareness among the public, and the launch of the new Gallardo Superleggera model have all contributed to the car makers upturn in fortunes.
"Thus, we have made another substantial step towards our target of becoming the most profitable super sports car manufacturer in the world," concluded Mr Winkelmann.
The maker's production is sold out until the end of 2008.