TURIN -- Lamborghini built a record 1,305 units last year, about 300 more than expected.
The previous record was 672 units in 1991. Production in 2002 was 422 units because the company was only building the Murcielago.
The Italian sports car maker, which is part of Volkswagen AG, built 890 units of the new Gallardo, nearly 300 more than expected, and 415 Murcielago units.
Lamborghini aims to top its 2003 record to meet increased demand for the Gallardo.
This year's total production goal is 1,850 units, which will include about 1,450 Gallardo units and 400 Murcielago units.
The ragtop version of the Murcielago, called the Barchetta, is expected to cover 50 percent of the model's volume. The car will debut at the the Geneva auto show in March.