Volkswagen-owned Lamborghini posted a disappointing 2009 sales result with a year-on-year fall of 37.7 per cent.
The supercar manufacturer managed just 1515 global sales for 2009, down from 2430 vehicles the year prior.
Despite Lamborghini CEO, Mr Stephan Winkelmann, being optimistic the company would remain in the black for the full year, the Italian manufacturer finished 2009 posting a pre-tax loss of 35 million Euro (AUD$52.1 million). The company does not expect to return to profit until at least 2011.
Poor results aside, Lamborghini is looking to the future, boosting R&D spending by 32 per cent and sticking to its goal of producing at least one new model each year.