Lamborghini Aventador likely to return to production after devastating ship fire

The Lamborghini Aventador is expected to enter production within six months.

by : HT Auto Office
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February 24, 2022, 01:34 pm


Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4.

The Volkswagen Group suffered a major blow when a ship containing several vehicles of various brands of the group caught fire, which led to the destruction of those vehicles, and this may lead to the re-production of the Lamborghini Aventador, as Andrea Baldi, president of the American company Lamborghini, hinted. The hip named Felicity Ace carried up to 4,000 cars from the Volkswagen Group. The cars were from brands such as Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Audi and Porsche.

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As Baldy said, the extent of the damage is unknown and one of the company’s biggest concerns has to do with the Aventadors on board. The Lamborghini Aventador was completely sold out and production was to be phased out. The supercar was to be replaced by a completely new model. However, with the Lamborghini Aventadors on board damaged or destroyed, the car company will have to return to its suppliers to see if the lost cars can be reconstructed.

Baldi told Automotive News that since the car is sold out entirely, there is always a possibility among the 563 units that some cancellation could allow for the replacement of the Aventador. The company hopes that a few Aventadors will remain safely on board.

Lamborghini’s situation is similar to what Porsche faced in 2019 with its 911 GT2 RS after a freighter called the Grand America, carrying the specific Porsche model, sank off the coast of France. The German high-performance luxury car division decided to provide four additional examples of the vehicle to its customers in Brazil who lost their cars at sea. However, it might be hard for Lamborghini to replicate that, as the Aventador is a stand-alone vehicle, while the 911 GT2 RS shares a host of components with the Porsche 911.

The report claims that a delay in making the Lamborghini Aventador could lead to six months. We do not yet know the end result. “We are also waiting for official information at the moment,” Baldy said. The automaker has already notified its dealers and notified affected customers of the potential delay.

As of now, the company wants a robust account of the damage caused by the ship’s fire. The automaker estimates a loss of about $335 million, but that could rise once the contents of Felicity Ace are screened after it is towed to port.

First Publication Date: February 24, 2022, 01:33 PM IST

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