Here’s some mathematics for you today. How many mid-engine V12-powered Lamborghini supercars do you suppose have been made?
—were made 1,983 times between 1974 and 1990.
The Diablo added another 2,884 units in the ’90s until it was superseded by the new millennium’s Murcielago, which took Lamborghini into a new realm with 4,099 sales in its nine-year life.
So, that’s 9,730 V12-powered flagship Lambo-kind before we get to the current model, which is doing very nicely.
Give or take a few Sian, Reventon and speedster-shaped specials, we reckon Lamborghini has made at least 20,000 mid-engined V12 cars over its long, colorful history. And why are we telling you this?
Because a mere three years after it was introduced, the Urus SUV alone is already three-quarters of the way to catching up and overtaking this total. Mark your calendars: July 20, 2021 was the day Lamborghini announced its 15,000th Urus. It’s not so much a sales success as a hyper-speed money printer.
Example number 15,000, since you asked, is destined for the British market. It’s painted a new shade of Grigio Keres Matt (grey), with Verde Scandal details. Green, then. Why does everything sound so much cooler in Italian?
Controversial the Urus may have been, but for Lambo, it’s a lifesaver. In 2019 it doubled the company’s previous sales record, and even amid a global pandemic the raging bull was still racking up massive sales.
And don’t forget, we’ve only had one flavor of the 641hp twin-turbo V8 4x4 so far. You know how Lamborghini loves a special edition—there’ll be a few more Urus to come yet, we’d wager.
Still, as long as that means the future promises more V12s to add to the totalizer, are you complaining?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.
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