• Aug 6, 2010
Lamborghini Estoque Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Just when you thought that hallowed Lamborghini was safe from the threat of a new mega saloon, news like this crops up. While speaking with interviewers, company CEO Stephan Winkelmann said that adding a third model to the Lamborghini lineup would be a good way to shore up diminished sales. The company hasn't quite been able to maintain its pre-recession numbers with sales down 18 percent compared to last year.

What exactly does Winkelmann have in mind? A four door designed to compete with the likes of the Aston Martin Rapide, Porsche Panamera and Maserati Quattroporte. If that means something along the lines of the mighty Estoque Concept, our hearts wouldn't exactly be broken, even if that means diluting the Lamborghini gene pool somewhat.

For now though, the new model is simply Winkelmann's best guess at how to get buyers back behind the wheel of a Raging Bull. Before the company goes dumping cash into development, it will need to see sales of both the Gallardo and Murcielago improve in a big way.



[Source: Bloomberg]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      For the love of god PLEASE build it!!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Past the front clip, this car does not look like a Lamborghini. It has nothing to do with the extra set of doors, just the over-all styling. Its too... curvy. A Lamborghini is angular, assertive, bold; this is not.

      I'm not against the idea of a 4-door Lamborghini but I would rather see a new sports car to slot in below the Gallardo. It would do little to dilute the brand and open the scissor doors to a new breed of rich who are not quite wealthy enough for a $180,000 bull.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ John. Have you forgotten the Jalpa and other GTs Lamborghini built the Miura?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @John

        It wouldn't be their first front-engined offering.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly. This looks like a mutant Panamera with a Lambo clip on the front. It's not a Lambo, because Lambos are mid-engine. Bad design, and ugly. Almost as monstrous as the Aston not-Lagonda concept.

        If VW were going to make a 4-seat Lambo, they need to put the engine behind the rear seats, rather than the front axle. At that point, the wheelbase gets a little nutty, but is probably OK for highway cruising - just don't expect any luggage space..

        And if is going to rebody the Panamera (like they did with the Cayenne), Audi could use a RS9 highlighting their Quattro system.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best of all supersport sedans. It's the only brand that "gets it".

      Can't wait to see it on the road.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd take the Aston Martin Rapide over this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honestly I really hope they DONT build this. For me it would take away from Lamborghini and dilute the brand. I hope they just keep doing what they do best.
      Bad ass sports cars :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just commission the design to Bertone. Italian cars are better drawn by italians. (That is, if we can still call Lamborghinis «italian cars»...)
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's menacingly beautiful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, if they can build an SUV, why not a sedan? Oops, sorry, saloon.
      There's obviously a market for it, so why not?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That thing was revealed in 2008 and still hasn't dropped in 2010. It'll be dated by the time it actually rolls out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not much more a deviation from the Lamborghini heritage as the Espada was. This one does have two more doors. Between the front and rear wheels, it seems a bit boring but it is not horrible like the Panamera.

      Also, give Lambo credit for dropping their ugly SUV years ago, Porsche could help make the world a more beautiful place by following Lamborghini's example.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Everything Alex (4.) said.


      • 4 Years Ago
      But will it catch fire like the other Lambos? If not, it's not a real Lambo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Build it. Bruce Wayne wants one.
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