Lamborghini SpA is using the Geneva Motor Show to launch a gas-guzzling supercar, the Aventador LP700-4, and CEO Stephan Winkelmann is confident its sales won’t be affected by rising prices at the pump.
“These cars are dream cars, they’re never first user cars, so its always a car among others parked in the garage of our customers,” Winkelmann said.
The Sant’Agata Bolognese-based carmaker, owned by Germany’s Volkswagen AG, has already filled up more than 12 months worth of orders for the new Aventador, despite the tepid economic rebound in developed markets and the unrest in the Mideast that is driving oil prices to three-year highs. Lamborghini says the Aventador will do zero to 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph. I guess if you can afford this car then you likely don’t care about the price of gasoline!