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Raging bull: Lamborghini sells record number of vehicles in 2015

3 February, 2016

You know the world is doing OK when Lamborghini announce that they’ve sold more cars in 2015 than any other year in the last 53 years, with their 2015 total hitting 3245 vehicles. According to the company this number stands to grow with the addition of the Urus, a supercar crossover with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Lamborghini expects to sell around 3000 units of this vehicle each year alone, which will double their already impressive sales record.

As part of the Volkswagen Group, Lamborghini have some of the lowest sales figures, with only Bugatti coming in lower, due to the production of multimillion-dollar production vehicles. Even Bentley sell 11,000 units a year, blowing Lamborghini out of the water. Ferrari are currently selling 7000 units a year, which is double that of Lamborghini.

With this many more Lamborghinis floating around, I wonder if we’ll get more press vehicles?


Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.