Cambria is proud to welcome one of the most famous automotive names in the world to the group, our first Lamborghini dealership opened on March 1st.
Lamborghini will trade at the former Jeep and Alfa site in Chelmsford under the name of Grange Lamborghini. The fitting out of the showroom is reaching its final stages and we look forward to a March opening with tremendous excitement.
Ferruccio Lamborghini, born in 1916, amassed his fortune from various ventures before deciding to build tractors shortly after World War 2. He and Enzo Ferrari then fell out over what Ferruccio had seen as constructive criticism of the clutch in his Ferrari and Enzo Ferrari bluntly told him to go and do better if he felt he could! Ferruccio took on the challenge and in 1962 began work on a project to produce a luxury sports car, deliberately building his ultra-modern factory 25 kilometres outside of Bologna at Sant’Agata Bolognese on a long straight road where he knew Ferrari tested their cars. In 1963 the 350 GT was born with a total of 120 eventually being produced. Rumour has it that so tight was the deadline the car was pushed into the Turin Motor Show as it had no engine! What is more remarkable is that the mighty and beautiful Muira was announced only three years later in 1966 and if one can be found today it is almost priceless.
We fast forward to ‘recent’ history where Lamborghini have enjoyed amazing success with Gallardo, Murcielago, Aventador and the Huracan. Along the way they have produced a handful of rarities such as the Sesto Elemento, Reventon, Veneno and Centenario, models now worth several million pounds. In 2017 Lamborghini delivered a record number of more than 3800 cars and, with the new Urus arriving this year, production will eventually be doubled to around 7000 cars per year within a couple of years.
Today the Lamborghini family consists of the Huracan, including the record-breaking Performante, (I am sure we will go back to the Nurburgring to take back what the GT2 Porsche recently ‘stole’!), the Aventador S and very shortly the Urus, the world’s first Super Sport SUV. Huracan Performante Spyder is likely to be announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March and work has begun on a very special Aventador before its successor is eventually announced.