Lamborghini's CEO Shares What It Means To Be Part Of The Family
Now and then, the streets of Hong Kong fill with a loud, raw engine sound that's immediately recognisable to car fanatics and causes them look for the culprit, phone in hand, ready to snap a picture.
That’s the power of Lamborghini supercars. Even if you've seen hundreds of them in your lifetime, you'll still stop to admire the beautifully angry lines of one of these road beasts. It just never gets old.
According to Stefano Domenicali, CEO and president of Lamborghini, everything Lamborghini does is based on two pillars—having fun while driving and inspiring emotion.
Recently in Hong Kong for the opening of a new showroom in Wan Chai's Star Street precinct, Domenicali told us that he wants the brand to convey what he calls “informal luxury”—having the social status that comes with owning one of the company’s supercars, but also being part of the Lamborghini family.
“This new showroom is exactly what we want to see—a place where people can meet, have fun and talk about cars, of course," he explains.
"We will create events in beautiful places around the world, and we want to offer driving experiences on the track because these cars...you want to have fun with them."
Domenicali believes that the Lamborghini family experience shouldn’t stop at the dealership, but that it should extend all the way to their brand new factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese in Italy.
He wants customers to see for themselves how their cars are made so that they can really feel and experience what sets Lamborghini apart.
The company’s new production site is part of the momentum that Lamborghini is currently enjoying as it prepares to unveil its SUV, the Lamborghini Urus.
To most, an SUV might not seem like an obvious next step for Lamborghini, but Domenicali believes that adding the Urus to its supercar lineup will add a whole new dimension to the company.
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“The DNA of the car will be a super sports car. The handling of the car, engine sound, performance will be a Lamborghini," says Domenicali. "We are not going to dilute the brand value of the company.”
Domenicali is also projecting a growth in the double digits and already looking to the future, thinking about what the fourth model to add to the company could be. Will the future hold a combustion engine, a hybrid motor or full electric?
For now, Domenicali doesn’t know, but one thing is for sure—Lamborghini will never stray from its DNA.
To discover more about Lamborghini and the new Hong Kong showroom, visit lamborghini-hongkong.com
This story originally appeared in HongKongTatler.com.