The seat of the CEO of Lamborghini was vacated on September 25 after the departure of Stefano Domenicali. The Automotive News publication, with reference to the German newspaper Automobilwoche, reports that Stefan Winkelman will take over the helm of the company from the first of December. He is the second year in charge of Bugatti, but now he will manage two super brands simultaneously. This decision was allegedly made by Audi’s Supervisory Board, but there is no official confirmation.
For the 56-year-old native of Germany, this will be the second term in the firm from Sant’agata, because he managed it for eleven years (2005-2016). It is unlikely that Winkleman will stay in the post for long this time, as the VW Group wants to” get rid ” of Lambo.
According to the latest Lambo report, the brand experienced “the best September ever”, delivering 738 cars to customers. A total of 2,083 units were sold in the third quarter. Records are also set in production: in July, the ten-thousandth Urus was released, in September, the same mark was reached by the Aventador.
The prospects for the Lamborghini brand (along with the Ducati and Italdesign brands) remain murky. It seems that the Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen group has already given the go-ahead for the “adaptation of the corporate structure” of the three Italian “daughters”, but no concrete measures have been developed. It seems that a full or partial sale of Lambo is out of the question, and a certain degree of autonomy through a public offering of shares (IPO) is still possible.