Lamborghini Estoque Could Make Production Debut In 2012: Report

Mike Stevens | Aug 6, 2010

Comments from Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann this week suggest the eye-catching Estoque saloon concept that was unveiled at the Paris motor show in 2008 could be headed for production as soon as 2012.

"A third model would fit Lamborghini very well ... a four-door car would be a very feasible approach," Mr Winkelmann told financial paper Bloomberg this week.

Lamborghini owner Volkswagen will likely make its decision based on whether the Estoque's cost projections add up.

Speaking of the company's earlier plans to put the Estoque into production, Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani explained that, if left unchanged, the Estoque would run the same all-wheel drive setup and 5.2L direct-injection V10 engine as the Gallardo.

Previous production plans saw the Estoque equipped with an all-new seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox, rather than the manual and 'E-Gear' transmissions currently on offer, to improve fuel economy and ensure the driving experience is of a standard befitting a high-calibre saloon.

Multiple engines were also under consideration for the Estoque, including a twin-turbo V8 a high-powered diesel. Reports in 2008 suggested Lamborghini had also been considering a hybrid-electric system for both petrol and diesel engines.

The Estoque concept was been built using a mix of Gallardo components and other Volkswagen-sourced parts.

With Porsche's Panamera (itself a corporate cousin to the Estoque) and Aston Martin's Rapide both now on the market, the Lamborghini Estoque looks to have its work cut out if it gets the go ahead.

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  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    Will be the most spectacular 4-door saloon once Volkswagen approves.
    Puts to shame the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide.. though still have to wait and see what Ferrari/Maserati will bring with next-gen Quattroporte.
    Think this might utilize Audi A7 or A8 platform.
    • Wheelnut
      Wheelnut says,
      4 years ago
      1 like
      To say that it's going to be the most spectacular 4 door saloon - just because its built by VW is ridiculous.. I am a Holden fan but I realise that there are a number of cars in their range which aren't as good as their rivals.
  • 288gto
    288gto says,
    4 years ago
    4 likes
    This pisses all over the Panamera!! Cant wait to see it actually roll out
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    4 years ago
    I'd rather have an Aston Martin Rapide or One-77. One reason being because it looks like an Aston Martin - whereas this looks more like a Japanese Sports Car [Nissan / Toyota / Mazda] than it does a Lamborghini
    • 288gto
      288gto says,
      4 years ago
      2 likes
      Maybe the back is a little different, but the front is 100% Lambo, just have a look at their last few models! And Its gonna look different to other models as its a four and that means a completly different structure and targeted at a different demographic.

      At least Lambo is trying something different, Aston are too scared to change because they might miss out on another bond film smile
      • Wheelnut
        Wheelnut says,
        4 years ago
        2 likes
        Aston Martin are changing - They released the Rapide & One-77 before Lamborghini had the idea of building a 4 door Lambo..

        As for the looks they try to keep the designs of cars fairly similar to their other cars so people recognise them as an Aston Martin or Lamborghini or Porsche or BMW etc.

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