Porsche Sold 16 Times More Cars This Quarter Than Lamborghini Does All Year

To outsiders, exotic automakers like Porsche and Lamborghini look mostly the same. Never mind that they’re both part of the Volkswagen Group. They both produce and sell high-end cars (and crossovers) capable of immense performance, and which most of us will never be able to afford.

But those of us in the know are well aware that there’s a huge difference between Porsches and Lamborghinis – or Ferraris, McLarens, or Aston Martins for that matter. Not just in terms of price, but in terms of quantity.

Automakers around the world are now reporting their figures for the first quarter of this year. And Porsche had a record start to the year. In fact, it sold some 63,500 vehicles in just the past three months. And that’s a whole lot more than Lamborghini does.

The Italian marque sold 3,815 of its supercars around the world in 2017. That represented a new high-water marque for the House of the Raging Bull. But it still amounts to just one sixteenth of the sales Porsche achieved in the past three months alone.

Of course, most of that disparity comes down to hot-selling crossovers like the Macan and Cayenne. (Porsche sold over 23,000 Macans alone this past quarter.) And Lamborghini is following that model with the introduction of the Urus, which promises to double its production and sales capacity in the coming years. But even when Sant’Agata reaches 7,000 units worldwide, it still won’t equal the 7,700 cars that Porsche sold just in Germany this past quarter.

Even Porsche’s flagship sports car range, the 911, dramatically outsells the combined tally of Huracans and Aventadors. In the first three months of this year, Porsche sold 9,600 examples of the 911 – more than two and a half times the number of supercars that Lamborghini sells all year. If that doesn’t put the difference between Porsche and Lamborghini into perspective, we don’t know what will.

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  • DR.FUNK

    When you live in a place like SoCal or SoFla…you see both brands so often…that you assume it’s like that everywhere.

  • Ray Filetti

    Damn Lambo for simply being incompetent and not outselling Porsche.

    • Status

      Quality over quantity.

  • cashifyer

    And thats relevant because?
    VW sold 24 times the numbers Porsche sold in Q1. (1.53 million cars vs 63 500)

    They are in different segments, which are not comparable.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Not surprising….AT ALL.

  • Stephen G

    GM sold 198K units just in January.

  • dean

    not surprising as porsche has 27,815 variants of the 911, so basically 2.3 of each model

  • Oliver Moore

    Wow, amazing, another story, 6,529,850 times more people have flown on a plane than on a rocket! Wow!

    • CBV2020

      Begin your blog and I’ll follow! lol

  • Dennis James

    And Hyundai sold 16 times more cars than Porsche. So what ?

  • christoph

    There are exactly two types of brakes: Steel and Carbon Ceramic.

  • Jay

    When lambo sells cars under 100k or even 70k this will be a relevant comparison.

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