9/29/08

Newest Lamborghini Has 2 Doors...Twice


The teaser photo you see above was recently released by Lamborghini in regards to a model that will debut at the Paris Auto Show. Is this their next supercar, or just a new version of an existing model?

As it turns out, the answer appears to be “neither”…

The Lamborghini Estoque, as it is to be called, looks to be yet another in the parade of high end, sporting sedans to arrive on the scene along with Porsche’s Panamera among others.

Early details speak of a front-engine car, breaking with Lamborghini’s current model line of mid-engine vehicles. Other apparent departures include the engine itself, said to be a V8 with two turbochargers as opposed to a gas guzzling 10 or 12 cylinder unit. 4 wheel-drive also appears to be available, if not standard.

At least the folks at Lamborghini did maintain their naming convention standards of bullfighting related nomenclature. An Estoque is a sword used by bullfighters for the kill.

Automobili Lamborghini is expecting to sell 3,000 of these 4-doors per year, which would effectively double their overall output. Pricing has not been released.

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