• Dec 20th 2010 at 8:27AM
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Asian markets are proving increasingly vital for exotic automakers like Lamborghini, but the latest reports in from the Far East show an unprecedented enthusiasm for Sant'Agata's newest model before it's even made its debut.

According to reports, more than 50 examples of the tentatively-dubbed Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 – whose specs were just recently leaked in advance of its anticipated debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March – have been ordered in Singapore alone. Potential customers in the Southeast Asian republic, which just relaunched its own Formula One grand prix a few years ago, received an advance preview of the highly-anticipated new supercar before it went on tour to Hong Kong, mainland China and Japan.

The LP700-4 reportedly costs SGD $1.5 million (or about $1.14 million) in Singapore, where the 50+ advance orders for the new model already eclipse annual sales figures for Lamborghinis, to say nothing of Aston Martin and Bentley, with Ferrari's sales figures squarely within sight. Thanks for the tip, Zen L!

[Source: AsiaOne]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      given the fact most average joe's like us don't know what this really looks like...I'd say that's a pretty good start for this car
      • 4 Years Ago
      nothing new.. asian market booming and outpacing the US economical growth.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Blame nascar, a few old man still promoting 1955 technology with carburators.
        there are lots of freaks on youtube defending their pushrod.

        some guy recently mentioned 2 valve operation was better.
        and lot of other bold comments.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When, Lamborghini has an order, and the new owner just feels like just taking the car back, and have Lamborghini keep his/her money. Then they can send the car my way. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I account for 10 of those orders.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doing direct currency comparisons between SGD and USD is pointless because import taxes in Singapore are astonishing.

      For comparison purposes, a base-line Gallardo will set you back about $850,000 SGD, and the 670-4 SV is about $1,100,000. So really, the Aventador will command a 35% price increase over the current Superveloce.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Forget the Toyota, a Chery QQ alone would butcher you on its price.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Besides the massive import tariffs and road tax, drivers in Singapore also have to obtain a COE (Certificate of Entitlement) which is a license to own a vehicle and completely separate from a drivers license (the exam for which people routinely fail multiple times because it's so challenging). COE prices fluctuate but they can be as much as $60,000 SGD for a car. If you can afford a Lambo you can certainly afford the COE, but it really impacts regular people the most. To put it in perspective: a basic Toyota Camry can run over $100,000 SGD with COE, an underpowered Audi A4 1.8 can set you back $200,000 and a BMW 535 carries a sticker price of over $300,000. And don't forget, you'll also have to pay for ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) which is exactly like the congestion charge in London, but rather than a flat fee it fluctuates depending on traffic. So basically, the government would prefer you to take public transport.
      • 4 Years Ago
      *waits for you to be downvoted into oblivion*
        • 4 Years Ago
        And now the comment I replied to has been removed..thus making me look like an idiot. Yay.
      • 4 Years Ago
      One of Chinese car collectors has ordered one also, as I've heard about.
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