Lamborghini Opens Second UK Outlet In Manchester

Lamborghini Showroom

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A second, official Lamborghini dealership has been opened in Stockport, Cheshire.

Owned and operated by H.R. Owen Plc, Lamborghini Manchester will complement the original UK facility, Lamborghini London, established by H.R. Owen Plc when it acquired the assets of Lamborghini GB from AFN in July 2000.

Lamborghini Manchester is based in Town Hall Square, Stockport and includes a seven-car showroom and extensive service workshop, fitted throughout to Lamborghini’s corporate standards. The location officially opened in May 2004, following investment of over £700,000 from H.R. Owen Plc. Lamborghini Manchester will sell both new and pre-owned cars, and provide all aftersales care for Lamborghini owners in the north.

"Opening a second Lamborghini dealership is an illustration of the marque’s success in the UK," said Dominic Lancaster, general manager of both businesses. "The Lamborghini Murciélago, launched in 2000 as the replacement for the Diablo, and the Lamborghini Gallardo for which deliveries commenced in 2003, have both received media and customer acclaim, and this second facility will support our growing market for these models. The Stockport location is ideal: not only due to a concentration of customers in the Cheshire and Lancashire regions, but because of its accessibility to other key Midlands and northern regions."

To date, around 70 Lamborghini Murciélago and 100 Gallardo units have been delivered by Lamborghini London. "Lamborghini Manchester will allow us to deliver both increased numbers of cars, as well as service, while the relatively low volumes produced by Lamborghini continue to assure the marque’s exclusivity," continued Dominic Lancaster.

The UK accounts for around 10% of the total world-wide market for Lamborghini and, on parity with Japan, is the third largest behind the USA and Germany. The 6.2 litre, V12 Lamborghini Murciélago retails from £168,000, producing 570 bhp and a top speed of over 200 mph. The 5.2 litre, V10 Lamborghini Gallardo retails from £117,000, outputting 500 bhp and 190 mph.

Published 30 May 2004 Melanie Carter

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