And its final production number is beaten with fine style.
Named after a legendary fighting bull and put into production in 2003 for ten years, the Lamborghini Gallardo was the Italian supercar maker's best selling model until now. Powered by a vicious V10 with a spine-tingling howl to it, 14,022 models rolled off the production line as a coupe, a spyder, in all-wheel-drive and later rear-wheel-drive Performante configurations. It was phased out while the 2014 model year V10 Huracan was introduced in both coupe and spyder form. Now, just five years later, the Huracan has surpassed the Gallardo in production numbers to become the best-selling Lamborghini model yet.
To celebrate, a commemorative Huracan EVO coupe model in Grigio Titans (grey) with chassis number 14,022, matching the exact number of Gallardo models sold in total, has been built by Lamborghini and is destined for its new owner in the Korean market.
That means it has taken Lamborghini just five years of Huracan production to match the previous V10 flagship's overall amount of units produced, which is no mean feat. An increase in demand of one of the most capable supercars around matched to a much more streamlined production system has now put Lamborghini in an excellent position.
On top of that, Lamborghini claims it has sold 4,553 cars in the first six months of 2019, and 1,211 of them were Huracans. According to Lamborghini, that's a 96-percent increase versus the same period last year and means that, at this pace, it could double the Gallardo's ten-year production number by the time its own production run is over.
As rumors come and go, the Lamborghini Urus is also selling well and the Italian supercar maker's business is in a prime position. The big question now is how long will the V10 and V12 engines last as the industry, including Lamborghini's owner Volkswagen Group, push towards all-electric power?