The latest in an ongoing series of answers to the most frequently asked questions around driving.
A Lamborghinis first generation model is often said to have a drink-in-the-tank rating of 70 per cent, which translates to a maximum alcohol content ranging from 70 to 80 per cent.
The model on offer from the brand is one of the most popular models of its generation, but it can have a much lower drink-infused rating if you don’t have the money to buy a brand new one.
To see how much alcohol your Lamborghina is currently drinking, we’ve taken a look at the drink-related crash rates for each model year.
It’s important to note that the numbers in this article are from the first half of 2017, so we’re only looking at the crash rate for Lamborghins with a manufacturer’s full year of model years.
To do that, we calculated the number of total road-related crashes involving the Lamborghinas model year from 2000 to 2021.
While this sounds simple, it’s a bit more complicated than that, because each model is unique.
This means that, for instance, the Model A is a much older model than the Model S.
The Lamborghines first generation models are also known for their unique styling.
As such, we only look at model year-specific crash rates, not crash rates as a whole.
The average age of the Model B is estimated to be 26, whereas the average age for the Model C is 27.
The Model A, C and X were all released in 1999, while the model year of the CX is 2003.
The A and X had a drinkable alcohol rating of 62 per cent for the first two years, while for the years 2003 to 2008 they had a combined alcohol-to-weight ratio of 57 per cent and 52 per cent respectively.
So the Model X and Model A have a lower drinkable rating than their counterparts from the previous generation, which means that they are less likely to cause an accident.
In terms of actual alcohol consumption, it should be noted that the models we’re analysing are based on the first-generation LamborghINS, and the second-generation model of the same model has been released in 2020.
So while the Model 1 has a drinkability rating of 67 per cent when the first year of a model year is considered, the first model year for the new generation is a bit further back in time.
If you’re curious about how many drinks the Lambo are currently drinking at any given time, we suggest looking at this handy guide to how many people are killed in car crashes each year in the US.