Mick's Lamborghini VIN Decoder (Version 18.03)

 

Overview of 17 character VIN components for passenger cars (emphasis North America):

 

Lamborghini VINs:

Automobili Lamborghini has used at least two distinct 17 character VIN sequences (two different WMI codes) along with various minor encoding changes throughout the various model years:


Lamborghini VIN sequence MY1980 to MY1999:

Position 1 = "Z" (Europe)

Position 2 = "A" (Italy)

Position 3 = "9" (Small manufacturer) - See positions 12->14 for WMI subcode

Position 4 = Model: C=Countach, J=Jalpa, L=LM002, D=Diablo (L132), R=Diablo Roadster (L144)

Position 5 = Market: 0=Europe/ROW, A=USA, C=Canada, E=Europe/ROW, U=USA

Position 6 = Body: 0=Coupe, 2=SE/SV Coupe (2WD), 3=Roadster, 4=4 door SUV

Position 7 = Engine: 0=3.5 v8, 5=5.2 v12, 7=5.7 v12 492HP, 2=5.7 v12 525HP (SE), 2=5.7 v12 510HP (SV), 2=5.7 v12 540HP (SVR), 1=5.7 v12 VVT 530HP

Position 8 = Features: P=Passive Restraints, A=Active Restraints, B=Airbag, G=?

Position 9 = North American VIN Check Digit.  Must be digits 0-9 or letter X.

Position 10 = Model Year: A=1980 thru X=1999

Position 11 = Plant: L=Sant'Agata Bolognese - Bologna Italia

Positions 12, 13 and 14 = WMI Subcode "A12" = Automobili Lamborghini

Positions 15, 16 and 17 = Serial Number (clarified by position 4 "model" and position 10 "Model Year")



Lamborghini VIN sequence MY2000 to MY2001:

Position 1 = "Z" (Europe)

Position 2 = "A" (Italy)

Position 3 = "9" (Small manufacturer) - See positions 12->14 for WMI subcode

Position 4 = Model: D=Diablo (L132), E=GTR (race)

Position 5 = Market: C=Canada, E=Europe/ROW, U=USA, A=GTR (race)

Position 6 = Body: 0=Coupe, G=GTR (race)

Position 7 = Engine: 1=6.0L v12 VVT 550HP, T=6.0L v12 VVT 590HP (race)

Position 8 = Restraint System: A=Active, B=Airbag, R=GTR

Position 9 = North American VIN Check Digit.  Must be digits 0-9 or letter X.  ** See Check Digit note below. **

Position 10 = Model Year: Y=2000 or 1=2001

Position 11 = Plant: L=Sant'Agata Bolognese - Bologna Italia

Positions 12, 13 and 14 = WMI Subcode "A12" = Automobili Lamborghini

Positions 15, 16 and 17 = Serial Number



Lamborghini VIN sequence MY2002 to mid MY2003:

Position 1 = "Z" (Europe)

Position 2 = "A" (Italy)

Position 3 = "9" (Small manufacturer) - See positions 12->14 for WMI subcode

Position 4 = Model: B=Murcielago (L147)

Position 5 = Body & Features: C=2 door coupe with air bag system

Positions 6/7 = Engine: 10=6.2 v12 570HP L537

Position 8 = Market: U=USA, C=Canada, E=Europe/ROW

Position 9 = North American VIN Check Digit.  Must be digits 0-9 or letter X.

Position 10 = Model Year: 2=2002 or 3=2003

Position 11 = Plant: L=Sant'Agata Bolognese - Bologna Italia

Positions 12, 13 and 14 = WMI Subcode "A12" = Automobili Lamborghini

Positions 15, 16 and 17 = Serial Number



Lamborghini VIN sequence mid MY2003 to MY2009:

Position 1 = "Z" (Europe)

Position 2 = "H" (Italy)

Position 3 = "W" (Automobili Lamborghini)

Position 4 = Model: B=Murcielago, G=Gallardo

Position 5 = Market: C=Canada, E=Europe/ROW, U=USA, A=Arabian Countries

Position 6 = Body/Restraint Murcielago: 1=Coupe, 2=Roadster, 3=LP640 Coupe, 4=LP640 Roadster, 7=Reventon ("One Shot"), 8=LP670-4 SV Coupe, 9=Reventon Roadster

Position 6 = Body/Restraint Gallardo: 1=Coupe/Passive, 2=Spyder/Passive, 4=Coupe (Superleggera)/Passive, 5=LP560-4 Coupe/Active, 6=LP560-4 Spyder/Active

Position 7 = Engine: 1=5.0 v10 500HP 07L0, 2=5.0 v10 520HP 07L1, 3=5.0 v10 530HP 07L2, 4=5.2 v10 560HP CEH, 6=6.2 v12 570HP L537, 7=6.5 v12 640HP L537A

Position 8 = Gear Type: M=Manual 6sp ("comfort"), N=Manual 6sp (low/short ratio), S=egear ("comfort"), T=egear (low/short ratio)

Position 9 = VIN Check Digit.  Must be digits 0-9 or letter X.

Position 10 = Model Year: 3=2003 thru 9=2009)

Position 11 = Plant: L=Sant'Agata Bolognese - Bologna Italia

Position 12 = Serial number prefix "A" (legacy value)

Positions 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 = Serial Number (clarified by position 4 "model")



Lamborghini VIN sequence MY2010 to MY2013:

Position 1 = "Z" (Europe)

Position 2 = "H" (Italy)

Position 3 = "W" (Automobili Lamborghini)

Position 4 = Model: B=Murcielago, G=Gallardo

Position 5 = Market: C=Canada, E=Europe/ROW, U=USA, A=Arabian Countries

Position 6 = Body/Restraint Murcielago: 3=LP640 Coupe, 4=LP640 Roadster, 8=LP670-4 SV Coupe
All have type 2 active seat belt Dr/Pass - Front air bag Dr/Pass

Position 6 = Body/Restraint Gallardo: 1=Coupé FLII, 2=Spyder FLII, 5=Coupe, 6=Spyder, 7=LP570-4 Coupe (Superleggera / Blancpain / SuperTrofeoStradale), 8= LP570-4 Spyder (Performante)
All have type 2 active seat belt with pretensioner Dr/Pass - Front air bag Dr/Pass - Side air bag Dr/Pass

Position 7 = Wheel Drive: A=4WD, B=2WD

Position 8 = Engine/Transmisson Murcielago: L=6.5 v12 640HP L537A Manual, N=6.5 v12 640HP L537A egear, G=6.5 v12 670HP L538 Manual, H=6.5 v12 670HP L538 egear

Position 8 = Engine/Transmisson Gallardo: R=5.2 v10 560HP CEH Manual, U=5.2 v10 560HP CEH egear, V=5.2 v10 550HP CEH Manual, Z=5.2 v10 550HP CEH egear, Y=5.2 v10 570HP CEH Manual, J=5.2 v10 570HP CEH egear

Position 9 = VIN Check Digit.  Must be digits 0-9 or letter X.

Position 10 = Model Year: A=2010 thru D=2013

Position 11 = Plant: L=Sant'Agata Bolognese - Bologna Italia

Position 12 = Serial number prefix "A" (legacy value)

Positions 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 = Serial Number (clarified by position 4 "model")



Lamborghini VIN sequence MY2012 and onwards (new models only):

Position 1 = "Z" (Europe)

Position 2 = "H" (Italy)

Position 3 = "W" (Automobili Lamborghini)

Position 4 = Market: U=USA, C=Canada, E=Europe/ROW

Position 5 = Body/Restraint Aventador: C=Coupe (Including Pirelli Edition), R=Roadster (Including Pirelli Edition), D=Coupe 50th, S=Roadster 50th, A=Veneno Coupe, B=Veneno Roadster, F=SV Coupe, T=SV Roadster, G=S Coupé, V=S Roadster, Y=Centenario Coupè, Z=Centenario Roadster
All have type 2 active seat belt with pretensioner Dr/Pass - Front air bag Dr/Pass - Side air bag Dr/Pass - Knee air bag Dr/Pass

Position 5 = Body/Restraint Huracan: C=Coupe (including SE), R=Spyder (including SE), D=Coupe (Superleggera/Performante), S=Spyder Performante
All have type 2 active seat belt with pretensioner Dr/Pass - Front air bag Dr/Pass - Side air bag Dr/Pass - Knee air bag Dr/Pass

Position 6 = Engine Type - Aventador: 1=6.5 v12 691HP L539, 2=6.5 V12 710HP L539, 3=6.5 v12 740HP L539, 4=6.5 v12 730HP L539, 5=6.5 v12 760HP L539

Position 6 = Engine/Wheel Type - Huracan: 1=5.2 v10 602HP CSJ 4WD, 2=5.2 v10 570HP CSJ 2WD, 3=5.2 v10 590HP CSJ 4WD, 4=5.2 v10 630HP CSJ 4WD

Position 7 = Make: Z=Lamborghini

Position 8 = Line: D=Aventador, F=Huracan

Position 9 = VIN Check Digit.  Must be digits 0-9 or letter X.

Position 10 = Model Year: C=2012, D=2013, etc

Position 11 = Plant: L=Lamborghini

Position 12 = Serial number prefix "A" (legacy value)

Positions 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 = Serial Number (clarified by position 8 "Line")



Lamborghini specific VIN Notes:

 

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