At this rate, the Huracán will be the most prolific Lambo model ever

At the rate it’s going, the Lamborghini Huracán could become the most sought-after model in Lamborghini history. It’s certainly on track to surpass the Gallardo’s record. In fact, the Italian automaker just celebrated the 8,000th unit of the Huracán to come off the production line. Making things more impressive is the fact that it only took the Huracán three years to reach 8,000 sold units. By comparison, Lamborghini sold a little over 3,000 units of the Gallardo in its first three years, according to sales reports released by Volkswagen AG.

If sales of the Huracán maintain this pace for the next seven years, it could blow the Gallardo’s sales record out of the water with a projected tally of around 26,667 units, almost double the Gallardo’s record of 14,022 units sold. Whether the Huracán gets to that number or not is going to be a matter of discussion that will be talked about in growing frequency the closer the supercar approaches that total. For now, getting to 8,000 sold units is a good reason to celebrate if you’re Lamborghini. The Italian automaker knows it had a hit on its hands when the car was launched in 2014. Good thing then that the Huracán has proven itself to be more than just that for the Raging Bull. It’s sold more than what the company presumably expected and if the superior continues its current pace, it’s going to break 10,000 units sold, possibly as soon as the next 12 months. Once it does, expect the narrative surrounding the Huracán’s pursuit of the Gallardo’s sales record to grow, if it isn’t there now already.

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A milestone mark for Lamborghini, but the best could be yet to come

Lamborghini Celebrates The Production Of The 8,000th Huracán High Resolution Exterior
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An argument can be made that people are in much better financial shape these days to afford supercars like the Huracán.

I’ve always resisted making generational comparisons because decades are unique. That applies to comparing the sales numbers of the Gallardo and the Huracán because an argument can be made that people are in much better financial shape these days to afford supercars like the Huracán. That said, I’m also not going to dismiss the Huracán’s accomplishment because it is very impressive.

See, 8,000 sold units averages out to about 2,667 units per year. Break that down to monthly sales averages and you’re looking at over 220 sold units a month and about seven to eight units sold per day all over the world. That’s an incredible achievement for a car that costs over $200,000.

Right now, the Huracán has four variants in the market: the LP610-4, the entry-level 580-2, the Spyder version, and the range-topping Huracán Performante.

Here’s the thing, too. Right now, the Huracán has four variants in the market: the LP610-4, the entry-level 580-2, the Spyder version, and the range-topping Huracán Performante. In the next few years, more variants could be introduced, including a roadster version of the Huracán Performante that’s already in the works. More variants in the market means that customers have more options to choose from and that could boost up sales even more for what’s already shaping up to be the most prolific Lamborghini model in history.

If there is one thing that can slow down the Huracán’s momentum, it might come from within Lamborghini, specifically the Urus SUV that’s expected to hit the market in 2018. There’s a possibility there that the Urus can cannibalize sales of the Huracán, especially if the SUV proves to be as good as it’s been hyped up to be. Then again, I still think that the Huracán is on pace to beat the Gallardo’s record and it’s a testament to Lamborghini, who has so far gotten the desired results from its planned business expansion.

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