Fast and expensive are two words that instantly come to mind when Lamborghini is mentioned. It’s no secret that these Italian exotics are expensive to maintain and insure, but how much does Lamborghini insurance actually cost?
Of course, insurance costs vary depending on where a driver lives, how many miles they drive a year, how old they are, and how clean their driving record is. But under the guise of a theoretical 45-year-old male living in Canadian city center (more on this later) with a clean driving record, the definitive answer becomes clearer.
Averaging out quotes from five Canadian insurance providers, the average cost of insurance for a Lamborghini Aventador came in at $4,200 a year. The Huracan was not far behind with an average premium of $4,000 per year, which seems a lot more reasonable than we expected.
But the story for American Lamborghini insurance takes a different turn. Canadian insurance companies were much more transparent with their Lamborghini quotes. Finding American insurance companies with clear-cut Lamborghini quotes was weirdly impossible.
Ashley Reis, a Geico representative in the U.S., offered some illuminating comments on why this is. “For us, Lamborghinis are a cause for concern insurance-wise but not for what you expect,” she said. “The major reason why we do not insure Lamborghinis or any type of supercar is simple. The value of these cars is too high for any Geico policy to sufficiently cover.”
She added that even if it were possible to insure a Lamborghini customer, a customer can end up being forced between just liability coverage for their vehicle or comprehensive coverage. Most times, customers want both for peace of mind.
Something else to keep in mind is that some insurance companies will flat out refuse to insure younger supercar owners under 25 because of the lack of driving experience and the tendency to act more recklessly.
Insurance premium costs in the U.S. range from $4,000 up to $20,000 depending on a variety of factors — the range is so wide because any initial estimate could drastically change even with a minor information change, a Geico representative said. Many insurance companies we spoke to wouldn’t even give us concrete quotes for Lamborghinis, first requiring a driver’s license number to check driving history before releasing any information.
Most Lamborghini drivers will have to resort to private boutique companies that offer specialized insurance for supercars and what the industry classifies as “high-risk” drivers. These smaller companies know how hard it is to get insurance for supercars and won’t be afraid to charge for something low in supply that is high in demand.
Tony Conner, a representative for Grundy Insurance, a boutique firm that offers customized insurance policies for high-end vehicles and other luxury products, was able to give an insurance quote for a new Lamborghini Aventador. If the driver was over 25, had a clean record, kept the car in a garage when it wasn’t being driven, and also had another car used for primary transportation, it would cost about $6,000 a year. A Huracan driver who met all those same requirements would pay about $2,000 annually.
Insuring a Lamborghini doesn’t seem to be a backbreaker in Canada and the premiums seem quite reasonable. In the U.S., however, it becomes a bit more complex. A Lamborghini is a dramatic supercar and the road to obtaining insurance for yours might be equally dramatic. We imagine if you can afford a Lamborghini, however, the cost of insurance and the potential difficulty in obtaining it isn’t enough to deter you.
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