In the first six months of the current fiscal year 2018 (January 1 to June 30), Lamborghini reported another increase in worldwide deliveries, thus setting another record for the fourth consecutive half year. With a total of 2,327 cars delivered to customers around the world, this is an increase of 11% compared to the same period in the previous year and corresponds to the full year sales numbers of only five years ago.
The half-year growth was driven only by further increased sales of the two super sports car model lines Huracán and Aventador, since worldwide deliveries of the Super SUV Urus started only in July, as originally planned.
The sky-rocketing success of the Huracán Performante boosted global sales of the Huracán model line with the Coupé, Spyder and racecar versions, which showed an above-average increase of 15% from 1,400 to 1,604 units. The Aventador line kept the high level of the previous period with 673 units delivered.
The company expects to continue on a path of solid growth for the entire fiscal year 2018 and beyond, with the largest single market for Lamborghini once again being the US, followed by Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy and Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao). The strongest region was Europe with an increase of more than 30%.
TESLA (TSLA) has lost 5.83% of its shares value only today, when a year ago TSLA stocks were $ 389.61 now they e are $ 251.74.
In what we assume is a morbid April Fool’s joke, late on Sunday Elon Musk decided to have some “fun” with his 20 million Twitter followers and unknown number of investors, and after previewing earlier in the day that he will have “Important news in a few hours …”, the Tesla CEO tweeted that “Tesla Goes Bankrupt Palo Alto, California, April 1, 2018 — Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can’t believe it.
Meanwhile, assuring that today’s joke is tomorrow’s reality, on Sunday, the NTSB said it was “unhappy” that Tesla made public information about the crash of its Model X vehicle on Autopilot that killed the driver last month.
Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driver-assistance system has also come under scrutiny. The system was in use when a driver died in a crash in California on March 23. It was at least the third fatal crash to have occurred while Autopilot was deployed.