Buzz Garage: Lamborghini Estoque

We saw the Lamborghini Estoque at the 2008 Paris Motor Show but it may be a while before you see a production version cruising down the most posh streets of the world. While the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide, two cars that the Estoque is aimed at, will arrive by next year, the four-door Lamborghini will take at least another four years.

According to Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini has yet to decide on producing the Estoque but he says it’s definitely expected to be greenlighted for production by next year. Even then, it’ll take Lamborghini at least another four years to develop the car.

Platform sharing with Porsche’s Panamera and Audi’s upcoming A7 are being considered. Under the hood Lamborghini is looking at the 5.2L V10 from the Gallardo LP560-4, a V8 diesel or a V8 gasoline mated to a hybrid system. Winkelmann says that with the Estoque, Lamborghini is thinking about “torque, drivability, and comfort, not just top-speed.” According to Wolfgang Hatz, head of the Audi”s powertrain development 500-hp V18 TDI from the Audi R8 Concept is also a possibility.

At launch, Winkelmann is estimated only 2,000 to 3,000 units annually with only one powertrain. As demand increases, Lamborghini will add other options.

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Posts on the Lamborghini Estoque:

03-23-2009: Lamborghini says Estoque still lives but has not been approved
03-21-2009: Lamborghini puts the brakes on the Estoque four-door supercar
12-04-2008: Lamborghini Estoque moves closer to production
10-10-2008: Estoque still years away, Lamborghini not only thinking about speed
10-09-2008: Lamborghini Estoque interior will be luxurious and spacious
10-02-2008: Live from Paris 2008: Estoque may get V8 diesel or hybrid
10-01-2008: Lamborghini Estoque Concept officially revealed in Paris
09-30-2008: Lamborghini releases 4th teaser image of Estoque
09-26-2008: Lamborghini’s Panamera won’t be called Urus, Estoque badge emerges
09-24-2008: Enough already: Lamborghini releases third teaser of new model
09-22-2008: Mystery Solved: Lamborghini to show four-door-coupe in Paris
09-19-2008: Lamborghini releases second teaser image for new Paris debut
09-16-2008: It’s not just a new Lamborghini. It’s a new world: New Lambo to debut in Paris 


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Lamborghini Estoque Concept at the 2008 Paris Motor Show: