Lamborghini is recalling close to $45 million dollars worth of its exotic sports cars in Australia. The recall affects 16 Lamborghini Gallardo coupe and spyder models built between 2007 and 2009, and 50 Murcielagos made between 2006 and 2010. While Australia is an island and this figure seems large, it is actually close to the size of the continental United States. Regardless, it always catches headlines when a major brand endures a recall.
The reason for the Lamborghini recall on the 66 units in Australia is a problem related to the carbon ceramic brake discs. Carbon ceramic brakes have become wildly popular in supercars due to their ability to withstand higher temperatures. In this particular case, it seems that the screws used to secure the brake rotor to the metal bell can corrode or crack in salty environments, which certainly describes Australia.