It’s taken nine years for Lamborghini to sell its 10,000th Aventador

The Urus achieved the same feat just two months ago
by Peter Rawlins | Sep 14, 2020
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Meet the 10,000th Lamborghini Aventador, which, although a milestone worthy of celebration, also confirms a sad fact: The era of mid-engined, highly strung supercars dominating Lambo sales is well and truly over.

It’s taken over double the time as it took the Huracan to reach 10,000 sales, and over four times the period it took the Urus, which reached the figure just a couple of months ago. Much to enthusiasts’ displeasure, SUVs really do sell more than sports cars.

Nevertheless, car number 10,000, destined for the Thai market, is an Aventador SVJ Roadster finished in Grigio Acheso—aka a shade of gray—complemented by a red livery. The cabin, meanwhile, is finished in red and black.

The Aventador range debuted in 2011 as a coupe, before a roadster version was introduced a year later. Numerous special editions have followed, including the Aventador SV, the Aventador J, and the, um, Aventador SVJ.

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So, supercar enthusiasts, what are your thoughts? The end of an era, or just a sign of the times?

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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