"Once perfection is achieved, you can just double it."
According to a report in Auto Express, Lamborghini has finally admitted that it will be revealing an early take on its new model, an SUV, at the Beijing Auto Show in April. Said to have "a high-rise version of the Estoque" front end, two doors and punched-out rear wheel arches, it will sit on the same platform as the Volkswagen Group's other premium SUVs from Audi, Porsche, VW and possibly Bentley.
As you may recall, back in June we reported on a decision-making process currently ongoing at Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, and Volkswagen corporate HQ in Wolfsburg, Germany. That Lamborghini would produce a vehicle with more seats and doors than its existing range of exotic sportscars was a sure thing – the question was which way the Raging Bull marque would go: crossover or sedan?
Ferrari and Lamborghini have been locked in a brass-knuckle battle ever since one man insulted the other over a clutch. Since then, the companies have matched each other move-for-move, so it's natural to expect a Lamborghini response to just-debuted Ferrari FF. Car and Driver has gone ahead and imagined what a Lamborghini Estoque might look like with a roof stretched all the way back.
With the new Aventador now uncovered and sold out for at least the next year, Lamborghini is undoubtedly preparing its next model. And the one after that. And incoming reports have detailed what could be the Raging Bull marque's product plan for the next several years.
It seems like the pieces are beginning to come together for much-rumored Audi A9. Autocar is reporting that a company insider has said that the project is moving along nicely, with both engineering and accounting hard at work on ways to make the super sedan a reality. That's all fine and good, but we're more interested in another little piece of news that's cropped up. It would seem that in order to make the vehicle more cost effective, Audi engineers are currently looking at ways to allow the f
Lamborghini Estoque Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
Lamborghini LM002 – Click above for high-res image gallery
Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce – Click above for high-res image gallery
Lamborghini has been hemming and hawing over the production prospects of the Estoque concept ever since it was unveiled last year at the Paris show. With a front-engine, four-door layout, the family-sized Lambo wouldn't be able to share much with either of the company's current models. But with Porsche and its new Panamera now under the same corporate umbrella – to say nothing of the upcoming Audi A7 and Bugatti Galibier concept – the prospects have never looked better.
Lamborghini Estoque Concept – Click above for high-res gallery
When the Lamborghini Estoque concept was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, a good number of eyebrows were undoubtedly raised by the notion of a front-engine, rear-wheel drive four-door sedan from the Italian maker of hyper cars. In truth, though, Lambo has a history of bending the rules a bit, even producing SUVs for a period. It's hard to think of Lamborghini without also considering what may be its fiercest competitor, Ferrari. That other Italian automaker has gone on record stating that it wi