Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the news that Italian sports car maker, Automobili Lamborghini, has already sold all its six-figure cars until 2024 amid the global economic uncertainties.
Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, made this know to AFP on Tuesday, with luxury goods seemingly unaffected by global economic uncertainty.
Prospective buyers will have to wait until the next 18 months after the Volkswagen subsidiary revealed it has an order book covering the period as wealthy customers flock to the brand despite the global financial fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“We have more and more stepping into Lamborghini. Because they trust the brand, they see how beautiful the cars are, how (high) performing they are,” Winkelmann said.
In detail, Lamborghini delivered 5,090 cars across the world for a turnover of 1,332 billion euros.
This is an increase of 4.9% and 30.6%, respectively, compared to the first six months of 2021.
Reacting to the news, Emmanuel Frank wondered if the ongoing Russia and Ukraine war has ended. He said,”Russia and Ukraine still dey fight?”
Another social media user, Hassan Shola, wondered, “And some of APC and Buhari fans are seeing this bcos it’s only Nigeria that is affected by the global economic meltdown, rescission and Russia and Ukraine war”
Prince Uduak Pedro wrote, “Global financial fallout affects the poor but makes the rich even richer. Some people gain heavily from recession and financial inflation.”
Kingdom John added, “I know Nigerians politicians will order 2030 model, even when they are not certain of being alive till the next month”
Another user identified as Nwadozie John commented, “And yet the world is full of hungry people who go days without what to eat and when they finally do they don’t know when their next meal will come from”
Kings Chikezie Chikezie commented, “I know Dino Melaye must have gotten two for himself. Ex-senator of luxury cars🚗🚗🚗”
This is just as Ossy Nwanze said, “If not that Hushpuppy is behind bars I would have said that he bought about 20℅.”