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Lamborghini president visits New Zealand

Media statement from Lamborghini Auckland
8 February 2008

Lamborghini president visits New Zealand

The president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, Mr. Stephan Winkelmann, will make a visit to New Zealand's only Lamborghini dealership, Lamborghini Auckland, on Friday 8 February 2008.

Following a visit to officially open two new Lamborghini showrooms in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne), Winkelmann will be accompanied on his 24-hour New Zealand visit by sales director Enrico Maffeo and the regional manager for Asia, Australia and Pacific, Rocco Basta, says Mike Clark, general manager of Lamborghini Auckland.

"Mr Winkelmann hasn't had the chance to visit Lamborghini Auckland during his time as president and CEO until now," says Clark.

"Mr Winkelmann and Mr Maffeo have been in Australia opening two new dealerships, so we're delighted they will take the opportunity to visit us in New Zealand where we have arranged a small media conference and cocktail party for them with Lamborghini customers."

Around six new Lamborghinis are sold in New Zealand each year, says Clark. "While the numbers are small compared to the high volume brands, many people may be surprised by the strength of the market for super cars like Lamborghini which range in price from $365,000 to $675,000."

As the only authorised Lamborghini dealership in New Zealand, Lamborghini Auckland also trades and resells the biggest selection of second-hand Lamborghinis in the country.

The most recent Lamborghini to be released was the Reventón. Just twenty were produced and all were pre-sold world-wide at a cost of €1 million each.

Clark adds that an 18 month wait for delivery is not unusual regardless of where in the world the customer resides.

"This week we are delivering a new yellow Murciélago LP640 that the new owner has waiting 18 months for. Naturally he's very excited that his car is finally here!"

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