Yesterday we brought you details of a highly obscured teaser image from Lamborghini showing a snippet of an all-new raging bull - apparently destined for reveal at next month's Paris Motor Show. Today we've dug up a bit more info on ' the mystery bull'.
The team over at Inside Line have been doing a bit of investigating and reckon that the new Lamborghini will be a luxury four-door gran-turismo vehicle. The Inside word is that it will not be closely influenced by the Reventon, despite how it looks in the teaser image.
The new car is expected to have its engine mounted up front, albeit behind the front axle, and to possibly share its architecture with the next Audi A8. While Lamborghini has every resource available to it (from the family of companies to which it belongs), a tie-in with the Porsche's Panamera has been strictly ruled out - Porsche you'll remember recently acquired a controlling stake in Volkswagen.
While anything that differs from a ballistic two-door seems a little odd wearing the Lamborghini badge, the company is now in a position to widen its target demographic.
"Lamborghini is at a point where it can set off in new and plausible directions with the entire brand image," it said.
A new four-door GT will cause more than a ripple in Lambo showrooms (you'd have to think), especially if it offers the same V10 and V12 engines as used in the Gallardo and Murcielago respectively. In addition, a new generation V8 is apparently slated for the 'base model' lending more credence to an expectation of significant sales volume.
At this stage there's no word on whether the new sedan will be all-paw or rear-wheel-drive only. With Porsche on track to reveal the Panamera shortly, and Aston Martin still readying the Rapide, it looks like Lamborghini will be next to make a foray into the world of four-door exotics.
[Source: Inside Line]