Following the debut of the Huracan STO earlier this year, two more V12-powered Lamborghinis are coming in 2021.
Lamborghini ended 2020 with a bang with the debut of the Huracan STO, an extreme, track-focused supercar that replaces the Huracan Performante. Essentially, the Huracan STO is a road-legal version of the Huracan Super Trofeo dressed in aggressive aero and powered by a 5.2-liter V10 generating 630 horsepower. But the Italian brand isn't stopping there and wants to get 2021 off to the best start possible.
The marque's product onslaught isn't slowing down, however, as the Italian automaker has confirmed two new models will debut this year with V12 power. No further details were revealed, but there's a strong chance one of them will be the next-generation Lamborghini Aventador. A replacement for Lamborghini's flagship supercar is long overdue; while the updated Lamborghini Aventador S debuted back in 2017, the original supercar it's based on is ten years old now.
Coinciding the reveal of the new model with the tenth anniversary of the original makes a lot of sense. Last year, Lamborghini was caught testing a new Aventador prototype, further supporting this theory, and rumors suggest there will be hybridization added as the best means of improving performance and meeting emissions control regulations. Considering the current Aventador S already has 730 horsepower on tap generated by a 6.5-liter V12, the new model will have a lot to live up to.
While its V12 powerplant will live on, electrical assistance will reportedly boost the output significantly. The remaining model reveal remains a mystery, however. Potentially, Lamborghini could launch a special-edition version of the current Aventador to give it a send-off, positioning this above the SVJ.
The announcement was tucked away in a release by Lamborghini looking back at 2020. Despite the challenges brought by the global pandemic last year, Lamborghini ended 2020 on a high, achieving record sales in the last six months of the year.
The celebrations are continuing because the Italian automaker has announced it achieved a record operating profit last year. Lamborghini also achieved its second-highest turnover and deliveries in 2020. Last year, the Italian automaker achieved a turnover of 1.61 billion euros, down by 11 percent compared to 2019, and delivered 7,430 cars worldwide, the second-highest sales record behind 2019 when 8,205 cars were delivered.
With 2,224 cars delivered, the US was Lamborghini's top-selling market in 2020 followed by Germany (607), Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao (604), Japan (600), UK (517), and Italy (347).
"Our immediate responsiveness, an ideal model mix, and the growing demand for customization of our products pushed profitability to the highest levels. In such a difficult year, the brand demonstrated great strength and continued its growing appeal, bucking the trend in the global luxury industry," said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini. "2021 opened with a very positive outlook: deliveries in the first two months of this year have already surpassed those of the previous pre-pandemic period, and the orders placed thus far already cover nine months of production."