Following the debut of the Lamborghini Urus SUV in Beijing this week, it's only natural to ask: What happened to the Estoque?

At the 2008 Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the striking sedan concept as a way to preview a new model line for the brand, but since then, nothing has come to fruition. AutoWeek sat down with Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann, who shed some light on the decision to move forward with a sport-utility vehicle rather than a rakish sedan.

"It was placed on hold because of a number of reasons, including the lack of a suitable platform. We haven't given up on the idea of a sedan entirely, but we see more potential in a sport-utility vehicle encapsulating typical Lamborghini attributes."

Given the fact that the production Urus isn't slated to hit the market until around 2015, that means a Lamborghini sedan will likely be even farther out. Nearly four years later, we're still quite fond of the 2008 concept, but we aren't sure if we can hold our breath for another five-ish years.

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      I love this concept. Great design, great proportions. So much win here.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      They really should have introdued this instead of that SUV.
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      So much more tasteful than the mommy wagon. Redeem yourself Lamborghini, and build this.
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      "we see more potential in a sport-utility vehicle encapsulating typical Lamborghini attributes." = "we see boatloads of money in making a sport-utility vehicle over a sedan."
      Zach Mundy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think they'd be better off building this than the Urus, personally.
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      Typical Lamborghini attributes would be better encapsulated by a sedan. That said, my opinion of the Urus would be less cynical if it channeled more LM002 and less uselessness.
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      If I had a quarter mill to drop on a people mover I would find this way more tempting than the SUV.
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      This would be a way better option thank the POS SUV they are attempting to shove down our throats. But hey, if the rich folks want to get raped for a 300k ugly SUV no need to call SVU lol.
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      Panamera, Rapide, move out. This is IT.
      Jei Thom
      • 2 Years Ago
      If the Porsche Panamara exists then the Estoque was always a production possibility. I"m sure that when VW saw the success of the Panamera, it made more sense to continue development of the Estoque. And it would save R&D funding to have VW, Porsche, Lambo engineers work on the sport-luxury & uber-luxury SUVs & 4-door cars at (or near) the same time. I'm also sure that development of a revised Bentley SUV concept has been operating around the Porsche & Lambo ventures as well.
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