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Report: Lamborghini would choose four-door over SUV

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Report: Lamborghini would choose four-door over SUV

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Dec 7th 2010 at 3:31PM


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.



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