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Virtual unveiling will take place as Sant'Agata returns to producing cars following a two-month shutdown

Lamborghini has set out plans to recommence production next week in time for a new model unveiling on Thursday 7 May.

The firm says it's “currently completing all preparatory measures to ensure its people return to work in conditions of maximum safety”, following newly issued guidance from the Italian government that will allow factories to begin to reopen. 

The Sant’Agata factory has been producing masks and other items of PPE during the coronavirus pandemic, having suspended normal operations on 13 March, but will now start to transition back to car production.

Lamborghini remains tight-lipped about next week’s unveiling, but it's likely to be a variant of an existing model, rather than an all-new car, given the company’s previous assertion that it won’t introduce a fourth model line until 2025.

CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “We continue to nurture the dreams of our fans and customers, and on 7 May, through a virtual launch, we will present a new car in order to complete our model range.” 

Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse motorsport division is working on a track-only version of the Aventador, but that car isn’t scheduled to make its debut until the summer. 

Strict safety procedures will be in place at Sant’Agata as Lamborghini restarts operations, led by a "comprehensive educational campaign" directed at workers.

Domenicali said that although the firm “is ready to restart with great energy”, it will prioritise staff safety and continue to monitor the progress of Italy’s recovery from the pandemic.

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Peter Cavellini 2 May 2020

Because we have to.

 Yes, the initial tiptoe getting back to work is going to be stressful to put it mildly, but, we have to start sometime, people are struggling with there lives just now, and if we don't start soon it could be worse for them, us, and it is down to us to follow the gradual phasing of full production, so, Lamborghini are going back and others will follow, it'll take a while to get back to the "new normal ", oh, yes, there will be a difference, we've seen pollution go down, how most have adapted there lives to cope, the ones that worked from home who actually could in future do this, life's not going to be easy for a while, but, think,it's for the kids, tomorrow's workers and so on, and, for what ever life we have in us to.