Why the Galllardo Is Key to Lambo
The production of the Lamborghini Gallardo ended production at the factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese. The last vehicle is a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in Rosso Mars.
While cars frequently end production and so it is not necessarily notable, there is something to be said about the end of production of the Gallardo, which was initially introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003.
Lamborghini was established in 1963.
During the 40 years between its creation and the introduction of the Centro Stile Lamborghini-designed Gallardo, the company produced an average of 250 cars per year.
Between 2003 and 2013, the average coming out of the Sant'Agata Bolognese facility was up to approximately 2,000 cars per year.
In total, 14,022 Gallardos—during its run 32 variants were created—were produced.
Given that the total number of Lambos manufactured since 1963 is approximately 30,000, this means that nearly half of the company’s production has been accounted for by that one model.
I'm not talking about a plastic Revell model of a '57 Chevy, but a real vehicle, one that rolls off an assembly line in 1999 with another 99,999 just like it right behind. Is it possible, or is this just a fantasy of the marketing department at Elmer's?
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