• Mar 23, 2009
Lamborghini Estoque Concept - Click above for a high-res gallery

After a series of stories surfaced over the weekend reporting the demise of the Lamborghini Estoque, the supercar manufacturer has issued a statement addressing the rumors. According to Lamborghini, the Estoque has not been killed off, but it hasn't been approved for production either.

The release continues to tow the company line that if a new model is added to the Lamborghini line-up, "a four door luxury performance saloon could be a logical product strategy."

When the Estoque was revealed in Paris, the 500-horsepower, V10-powered all-wheel drive sedan was hailed as the automaker's first volume model – a daily driver that could conceivably sell between 2,000 and 3,000 units annually. Speculation of the Estoque's eminent arrival in 2011 was stoked when the company's R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani, said that a case was being made to VW's board and that a mule was currently undergoing testing. Hit the jump to read Lamborghini's brief release.




PRESS RELEASE

LAMBORGHINI ESTOQUE

Sant'Agata Bolognese, 23rd March 2009

In reference to recent press coverage commenting on cancellation of its Estoque project, Lamborghini has not taken any decision to produce its Estoque concept car, the four door performance saloon concept shown at Paris motor show in 2008.

As stated when the car was shown, Lamborghini believes that if a third model line should ever be added to its product line up, a four door luxury performance saloon could be a logical product strategy. No decision has been made to produce the Estoque.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      [whew]
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They probably will do it, but there will also be bugatti version, maybe an audi, maybe a VW... there famous for this and no one calls them out BTW. When VW takes a car and adds an audi front end its never mentioned, when GM changes everything but the floorpan, the first thing you read is how its based on whatever platform and shared with this, this, and this.

      I personally think its hideous, all lambos are actually. Stupid stealth fighter styling. The back looks like a dodge charger.

      Lambo, stick with sports cars and don't try to do a 4 door.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "500-horsepower, V10-powered sedan"




      ....sounds like a M5 to me.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Suggestion: Aston Martin get on the phone with the Lambo folks. Buy this design, call it The New Lagonda. Fire the "designer" who inflicted that horrible concept you were calling the Lagonda. Hopefully, everyone will forget that you ever showed that monstrosity and you'll sell quite a few of these.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i knew it, just a fake rumor that the extoque is dead. awesome! build that monster!
      • 5 Years Ago
      In 2 years, the world is going to want this once the global economy is on the rise again. Plus, lots of people would buy it instead of the Porsche Barfamera. Lambo, keep developing it!

      It seems shortsighted to me that companies stop development work during a recession, which only delays future revenue from projects already underway.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WOOOOOOO
      ill never be able to afford one but still looks awesome
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not sure I could afford single wheel of the Estoque, but I'm very happy to read this. (Even though the concept does not amaze me as Murciélago once did.)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, and the Jarama had the engine in the front, too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's nice but I agree with the critics.... this is waaay to civilized and un-dramatic to be a lambo. This would've made a great Maserati Quattroporte though. looks way less awkward than the real one
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with you and the critics. I love this car but it's too tame for a Lamborghini. I can only imagine the drool worthy awesomeness of a 4 door styled in the true outrageous Lambo tradition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn.
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