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Lambo Aventador production delayed by earthquake

Thu, 07 Jun 2012

Lamborghini has admited some deliveries of its V12 Aventador flagship may be postponed following sucessive earthquakes in the Emilia Romagna region in late May 2012.

How have the Italian earthquakes impacted on Lamborghini?

A statement overnight from the Sant'Agata HQ said that the tremors on 20 and 29 May didn't actively damage the Lamborghini factory, or hinder Gallardo production.

However, the decision to allow workers to return home to be with their families, and logistical delays with suppliers following infrastructure damage in the region, has led to hold-ups in production of the 690bhp, 210mph supercar.

What about the other supercar makers in the Modena area?

Ferrari also allowed workers to take leave following the recent earthquakes, and has held an online charity auction to raise money for victims of the tremors, after many rural Italians lost homes and businesses.

The headline lot was a 599XX Evoluzione track car, with an F1 engine and race overalls also up for grabs.

Maserati and Pagani also closed their factories on the day of the 'quakes, but have since returned to full operational capacity.

By Ollie Kew