Lamborghini Estoque moves closer to production

When the Lamborghini Estoque arrived on the scene about 2 months ago, CEO Stephan Winkelmann said that the Italian automaker hadn’t even decided whether to put the four-door Lamborghini into production. However, with the amount technical information given during its debut on the “possible” production version of the Estoque, one would be naive to think that Lamborghini just invested their time and money into a concept that would never see the light of day.

According to CARandDRIVER, the production Estoque four-door is set to arrive in 2011 or 2012 and while Lamborghini executives are saying that the car is still only under consideration, insiders say that the car is being prepared for production. The only obstacle that Winkelmann and his team face is the strategic review of the entire VW Group’s vehicle portfolio by future majority stakeholder Porsche.

Sources say that Lamborghini is planning on selling just 1,500 to 2,000 units a year – but that doesn’t seem so bad considering its a ultra-luxury brand when compared to Porsche who is planning to sell 20,000 units of the recently launched four-door Panamera.

What do we know about the Estoque so far? For one, it’ll be built on the upcoming A7’s platform. Expect to see the 5.2L V10 from the new Gallardo LP560-4, a V8 diesel, and V8 gasoline engine mated to a hybrid system. We’re guessing that Lamborghini may use the same hybrid system that Porsche will use in the Panamera Hybrid that is due out in 2010.

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Source: CARandDRIVER