• Dec 7th 2010 at 3:31PM
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Lamborghini Estoque concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Lamborghini remains intent on adding a third model to its range. This, straight from the proverbial lion's mouth – that of the company's affable CEO Stephan Winkelmann, who would like a new model to attract new buyers to the brand. The question is, what form will that new model take?

According to a new report from Autocar, the most likely scenario is a production version of the Estoque concept sedan unveiled in Paris a couple years back. Previous reports suggested a successor to the LM002 sport-utility vehicle could be in the works. But while either model could borrow underpinnings from within the Volkswagen Group (the Porsche Panamera or Audi A7 for the Estoque or the Porsche Cajun/Audi Q5 for the LM00X), enabling a faster and more cost-effective development process, Winkelmann seems to like the idea of the Estoque better.

Building the Estoque could also potentially lead to more variants as well, including a front-engined coupe and convertible, while the LM002 would, in all likelihood, be a single-model proposition.

Us? We just hope that the new model (whatever it is) gets built soon. In the case of the Estoque, there's nothing worse than a painfully slow gestation of an already aging concept car to kill buzz.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Choosing a 4 door rather than an SUV or crossover at this point is the correct decision. There is no escaping the fact though, that within a decade, taller but shorter-in-length crossover-type vehicles with some type of AWD will be what the markets, even that rarified exoticar market, is calling for. In the meantime, build that screamingly gorgeous Estoque and make some money to fund the future.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My bet- They get both. That Jeep derivative and a sedan will put them right there against Porsche.
      Jeep gets all the suspension goodies for its SRT in the process . WIN -WIN- WIN
      • 4 Years Ago
      SHARK! Everybody out of the water!

      Wait, wait, false alarm, just a lambo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope lamborghini does not build a sedan. They don't need another SUV either. Stick with what they know best FAST Super Cars!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why wouldn't you want Lamborghini to build this? At the moment they have 2 models. Building this high-end sedan (likely to retail in the same price bracket as the Rapide) makes sense, and broadens their customer base while keeping true to what they build now. Look back at their history, and you will see many models that weren't 2-seat supercars. Why can't they build a "FAST Super Car" that can take you and your buddies on your trip to Vegas?
        • 4 Years Ago
        How is the Estoque NOT a fast supercar? Is your definition of "fast supercar" really dependent on the number of access apertures? This is a Lambo, it's going to have an awesome engine, high-tech materials and go like stink with handling and stopping to match.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What the Panamera should have looked like.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that is one bad ass sedan.

      sport sedan > sport ute
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh No... Please, Please, PLEASE Don't!
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am cool with it.
      Not as pretty as the Rapide but a 100 times better looking than the Panamera.
      I would not mind another LM SUV either, that was a pretty cool vehicle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hell yeah, definitely a sedan (even a "4 door coupe") over an SUV.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They still make tractors?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Build it already!!!

      I remember all the tease shots for this and the painfully slow wait for the final "reveal." Then of course the big let down when they announced they weren't even going to build it.

      Come on already, we all like it. Some people may even buy it! Let's go...
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