Lamborghini

Revenue

€586 million (2014)

Employees

1,146 (2015)

Founded

1963



Overview:
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and SUVs based in Sant'Agata Bolognese and tractors Lamborghini Trattori in Pieve di Cento, Italy. The company is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary Audi. Ferruccio Lamborghini, an Italian manufacturing magnate, founded Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. in 1963 to compete with established marques, including Ferrari. The company gained wide acclaim in 1966 for the Miura sports coupé, which established rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive as the standard layout for high-performance cars of the era. Lamborghini grew rapidly during its first decade, but sales plunged in the wake of the 1973 worldwide financial downturn and the oil crisis. The firm's ownership changed three times after 1973, including a bankruptcy in 1978. American Chrysler Corporation took control of Lamborghini in 1987 and sold it to Malaysian investment group Mycom Setdco and Indonesian group V'Power Corporation in 1994. In 1998, Mycom Setdco and V'Power sold Lamborghini to the Volkswagen Group where it was placed under the control of the group's Audi division.

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Industries:
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Transportation
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Automotive



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Experience Selling

How they do it: Lamborghini’s cars are a statement for buyers and people who are seen with it. The powerful performance undermined through its loud exhaust and its characteristic design make a purchase a statement. Buyers can be sure that their car is recognized for what it is. The logo of a bull relate to the product names.

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Ultimate Luxury

How they do it: Lamborghini manufactures only super sports cars through exclusive dealerships. The prices makes it an absolute luxury car costing hundreths of thousands. The recognizable features of the car are its powerful performance and its characteristic look.

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