Category: Auto / November 12, 2012 7:46 PM EST
Lamborghini unveiled its new model on Monday (November 12) during a world preview held in a showroom in Singapore.
Lamborghini's new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster goes from zero to 100 kph (60 mph) in 3 seconds flat.
Singapore is home to the world's highest concentration of millionaires.
"Singapore is one of our most important markets around the world. It's amongst the top 10. It's, it sounds silly, but it goes hand in hand with markets like the US, China, the UK, the Middle East, so it's not about the amount of people living in one country. It's about the wealth they are able to get out," Winkelmann said.
Winkelmann said it has been a better year for Lamborghini in a tough environment after global sales of 1,602 cars in 2011 and 1,302 in 2010.
"After a deep drop after the peak in 2007, a very slow recovery but lets say, a very low end of the recovery chain, because we had a global sales more or less of the supersports car of 36000. This year we are at about 25000 and even next year it will be not more than this, so we have a slowdown in Europe, an increase in the US, South east Asia is going well, the Middle East is running well, China we don't know," he said.
The Roadster - with a 12-cylinder, 700-horsepower engine - will hit showrooms in the late spring to early summer with a list price in the United States of 445,000 USD (280,000 GBP), Winkelmann said.