It is no secret that the Lamborghini Gallardo and the Huracan share base with the Audi R8. Since 2003, Lamborghini and Audi have done this to ensure sharing of development costs across the brands. However, now, thanks to better sales, the development of the Huracan-replacement can be independent of the Audi.
Lamborghini sales numbers in 2022
In 2023, the Italian carmaker reported sales of 9233 units. These were split across 753 Aventador V12s, 3113 Huracan V10s and 5367 Urus V8s.
Further, in the first 3 months of 2023, Lamborghini has already reported a 3 percent higher sales than the same period last year. This is despite the fact that the Aventador is no longer on sale.
All these numbers have translated to a healthy profit margin. In 2022, Lamborghini reported Euro 614 million in profits, an increase of 56 percent compared to 2021. This also means that the carmaker now makes 26 percent margin per car over the 20 percent margin of 2021.
Audi R8 and Lamborghini’s Huracan successor development paths
Audi has already revealed that the German carmaker is looking at electrification for the next-gen R8. Hence, the plans for a 3rd-gen petrol powered Audi R8 were canned. Meanwhile, Lamborghini is looking at a V8-hybrid as the powertrain for the Huracan-replacement.
Now, thanks to Lamborghini’s profitability, the carmaker can focus on developing their Huracan-replacement independently. Further, while the car is being developed independently, it is not entirely ruled out that this could be shared at a later date.
Source : Drive