They're lifting glasses of bubbly in Bologna today as Lamborghini celebrates the Aventador reaching a significant milestone in its young history: 1,000 units produced. The 1,000th Aventador is painted Argos Orange and destined for Germany, where it will share space in Bavarian architect Hans Scheldecker's garage with a Diablo.

What's most impressive is that Lamborghini's latest supercar has reached that milestone after only 15 months of production. It took the Aventador's predecessor, the Murciélago, nearly three years to convince 1,000 customers to buy into the Lamborghini lifestyle, and that supercar went on to sell just 4,099 units during its nine-year run.

Credit the operating efficiencies of the Volkswagen Group, Lamborghini's parent company, for teaching the niche automaker how to build excellence at scale. According to Lamborghini, last year the Sant' Agata Bolognese plant's rate of productivity was three Aventadors per day, and today it's up to 4.5. The Aventador, however, has a long way to go beat Lamborghini's all-time best-seller, the Gallardo, which built its 10,000th copy in 2010 and is fast approaching the 12,000 mark.
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A milestone for Automobili Lamborghini: 1,000 Aventadors produced

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 today achieved an important milestone in its history, with the 1,000th vehicle produced. The Argos Orange vehicle with chassis number 1,000 rolled off the assembly line, destined for Germany. Its new owner, Hans Scheidecker, received the keys today from Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann. The Bavarian architect is a passionate Lamborghini customer, already owning a Lamborghini Diablo.

The Sant' Agata Bolognese plant's productivity has noticeably increased for the Aventador LP 700-4 compared to the previous flagship model: the Murciélago took two years and five months before the 1,000th example rolled off the assembly line. Launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2001, the Murciélago reached the 1,000-vehicle milestone in February 2004. The Aventador has taken just one year and three months, with production increasing from three vehicles a day in Q3 2011 to 4.5 today.

This production milestone is not the only accolade for the V12 super sports car from Sant' Agata Bolognese. Indeed, little more than a year from its official debut, the Aventador has been crowned queen of the super sports cars with no less than 36 international prizes for its design and innovative technological solutions. The success of the Aventador is also demonstrated by its order book, which continues to cover the next 18 months of production.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't think i'd like champagne and bologna together.
      • 3 Years Ago
      still the best car out there for that kind of money.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's crazy that there are already half as many Aventadors produced as there were total Countaches made from 1974–1990 (2,042).
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is just me or does this seem like a lot of cars for a half a million dollar, supposedly rare exotic super car? For a regular sure this is not a huge number, but this seems like quite a lot for a car like this.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        I thought it was high too for their flagship model. 1000 in 15 months, damn. That means my TT-RS is rarer than an Aventador, never thought that would be the case. Still an amazing beast of a car. Come on lotto!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who really misses Arancio Borealis?? I thought it was a much better shade of orange. Although there is a resemblance in this photo. If it were my money though, Verde Ithaca ftmfw.
      • 3 Years Ago
      1000 people I know are happier than me!
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wonder how many of the 1000 Ave's went to China. More than half of them?
      • 3 Years Ago
      sigh..... i wish i was one of those one thousand people
      • 3 Years Ago
      picture time, suck in that gut
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jealous. :(
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hurry up and take the damn picture so I can let out my pasta gut!
      • 3 Years Ago
      No supercar in existence has ever even eclipsed 2000 units. You bozos need to learn what a "supercar" is. This is just an exotic. How dare anyone compare this to a real supercar like a Pagani. The Aventador is in reality a $350k car, max. The market is already starting to show this as the newness wears off.
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