Should I Buy a New or Used Lamborghini?

Should I Buy a New or Used Lamborghini?

You’re ready to plunk down for a Lamborghini but don’t know whether to buy a new or used model. It’s a conundrum because each approach has its benefits. Let’s dive into this further and explore the advantages and disadvantages of the never-ending new versus used debate.

Pros & Cons: Buying a New Lamborghini


New Car Warranty: Buying new means getting the manufacturer’s warranty for extra peace of mind.

Choice of Configurations: Lamborghini can build to your precise specifications unless you’re purchasing from a dealer’s stock (which can be a challenge). 


A Long Waiting Period: Buying a built-to-order Lambo requires a significant act of patience; expect to wait for one to two years.

Short warranty: The automaker only provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for a surprisingly short 36 months. Mileage is unlimited, but how many miles get put on most Lambos?

Pros & Cons: Buying a Used Lamborghini


Immediate Availability: There’s no waiting for a factory order when shopping pre-owned. Find what you like, and you could be behind the wheel of a Lambo in a matter of days.

Access to an Out-of-Production Limited Edition: Buying a used Lamborghini enables a buyer to add a memorable special edition, like the Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni or Aventador SVJ63 Roadster, to the shopping list.


Uncertain Mechanical Condition: A used Lamborghini has the potential for unanticipated repairs outside the warranty period.

No Factory Customization: You’ll lose the ability to personalize the Lambo by going the used route. Of course, aftermarket customization is available. 

A Note About Pricing

You may have noticed no mention of pricing in the above pros and cons. We’re in a strange market, even for Lamborghinis. A used Lambo can sell for as much as a new one, and sometimes more. It comes down to immediacy over money. In other words, if you don’t want to wait for a factory build, you’ll pay for the privilege of buying a used model.

Lamborghini Model Overview

New Lamborghini shopping means you’ll be checking out:

Urus: The Urus has changed Lamborghini’s fortunes for the better as supercar buyers get caught up in the SUV wave. In four years, it quickly became the best-selling Lamborghini in history.

Huracán: There are half a dozen Huracán variants to choose from, but each has one thing in common; a superb V-10 engine making as much as 602 horsepower.

Aventador: At the top of the Lamborghini food chain is the Lamborghini Aventador for sale and its glorious V-12 powerplant. With its 690 ponies, the Aventador thumbs its nose at the industry’s march towards electrification.

Here are some models to consider in the used Lamborghini marketplace:

Urus: As we mentioned, the Urus is popular. This translates into an abundance of availability as a pre-owned model. Expect a starting price of around $250,000 for a Urus from 2019.

Aventador SVJ Roadster: While the SVJ Roadster is still in production, you won’t have to wait if you choose a pre-owned model. Pricing starts in the low $900,000 range and nestles against seven figures.

Gallardo: The Lamborghini Gallardo for sale may be the sweet spot for the Lamborghini lover with limited resources. It’s still a 21st-century supercar (built from 2003-2013), embraces a robust V-10 engine, and has early-year models selling for under $100,000.

Centenario: If rarity is your game, then the Aventador-derived Centenario is the ideal addition to any collection. Only 40 were built between 2016-2017, with production split between coupe and roadster versions. Notably, it’s the first Lamborghini with rear-wheel steering.

Murciélago: Aficionados of 12-cylinder Lambos will appreciate the Murciélago. The company made more than 4,000 examples over a nine-year run, making this Lamborghini for sale easy to find in the second-hand market.

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