Lamborghini Estoque (above) and LM002 (below right) – Click either image for high-res gallery

Lamborghini does one thing, and one thing only: two-door supercars. That's it. Until recently, it didn't even do much racing. And aside from the LM002 "Rambo Lambo" (pictured below right), it never made anything with more than two doors or a roof taller than even the most napoleonic of its clients. But that's all about to change.

Over the past couple of years, rumors have been circulating of Lamborghini moving on production of a sedan and a crossover utility vehicle. The former was fueled particularly by the appearance of the Estoque concept (pictured above) at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, but both made possible by increased integration across the Volkswagen empire.

Lamborghini LM002Most logically, however, the latest reports suggest that Lamborghini will build one of the two, but not both. As to which one that will be, well, that remains up in the air. The company is reportedly building prototypes for both that will be evaluated for production by the top brass, and decided upon in time for the company's 50th anniversary a couple of years from now.

The crossover, based on the next-generation Porsche Cayenne, is reportedly more favored a proposition, potentially sporting a sloped roofline like the BMW X6 but with only two doors (three if you count the lift-back) and a considerably higher price point. To our ears the sedan might make more sense, possibly leading (as the Porsche Panamera has been rumored) to a front-engined GT coupe derivative and even a convertible, while the crossover would – no matter how many doors – remain a crossover.

So which do you think Lamborghini should build? Cast your vote in the poll below. You never know who might be watching.



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      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      That sedan is gorgeous. Base it on the Porsche Panamera platform, but let the Italians show up the Germans on how to style up a 4-door sedan.
        artandcolour2010
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        that's not a bad idea. cost-effective, I'd guess, and it's a great platform.
          sparrk
          • 3 Years Ago
          @artandcolour2010
          V10 ? that sucks, V12 or go home !
          Kiiks
          • 3 Years Ago
          @artandcolour2010
          Just use the V10, barring weight distribution and packaging issues and we might have the most insane sedan ever. Of course Audi used the it in their RS6, but the Panamera platform seems to be much better, and VAG could certainly work EoS for the Lambo variant.
        guyverfanboy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I have to agree with this. :D
        kuntknife
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I have a strong affinity towards funky looking cars, but not this one. With very little imagination, all I can see is the new generation camaro clad like a lambo. Don't get me wrong, I like the looks of the new camaro, but lambo can do much better.
      jgabs69
      • 3 Years Ago
      do the sedan!!!!!!! A Lamborghini badge on a big lumbering SUV is just inappropriate
      ColeWorld
      • 3 Years Ago
      LM003..2 was a great car. Certainly had a lot of presence on the road.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      As much as I love the Estoque, the Rapide is not exactly setting sales records. I think a contemporary LM002, hard-edged, beyond all capabilities off-road like the original, would be the better business case. I'm not talking about a cushy crossover, I mean a high-money, high-tech, new LM002, capable of driving over tall buildings by itself.
      Evan McMiller
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sedan...Panamera platform, Estoque body, Aventador drivetrain, all new Italian luxury interior. I would give years of my life to own whatever that would turn out to be.
      dmclone
      • 3 Years Ago
      About 20 years ago, on my way to Florida, I stopped at a gas station and saw a LM002. Keep in mind this was before the time where Hummers were real popular and no one was putting big wheels on SUV's yet. The guy was filling it up and there were about 10 people just standing around staring at it. If I remember correctly he raised the hood (backwards) and it was a V12 and sounded sweet.
      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lamborghini should evaluate a tractor. its what they're good at.
        Martin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tantareanujellob
        You don't know anything about Lambo, they don't need to evaluate anything, because they are still in the business. www.lamborghini-tractors.com
      sparrk
      • 3 Years Ago
      come on , Lambo , don't listen to these noobs. Remember the days when you used to build tractors ? those were the days ! just build a a turbocharged V12 monster truck , it will be something unique ! i'm dead serious.
      Stu L Tissimus
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Lamborghini does one thing, and one thing only: two-door supercars." Yeah, they most certainly don't make anything else, like, say, tractors. Nope.
      kevsflanagan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Four door sedan hands down. The design language that Lamborghini use's wouldnt translate well if at all into a SUV.
      savingsprinkles
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm ok with four doors, in fact I think the concept actually looked rather good, but for gods sake do not make another pointless crossover. If soccer moms start driving lambos its going to be a serious dash on the companies record for me.
      musikhut
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bring on the sedan...... the Trident needs the competition!
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