Lamborghini is known for its production of high-quality luxury Italian sports cars and it is rare that you will find one that is not a 2-seater. Has Lamborghini even made a sedan model? We investigated this question and discovered that there was a Lamborghini sedan. The high-end automaker made a sedan that no one really heard of. They called the concept car Estoque. Here’s what we learned about the Lamborghini Estoque concept sedan.
What me Rapier?
The Lamborghini Estoque is a four sedan concept car. At first glance you can see they borrowed the headlights from the Huracán and the front is a fake Gallardo. From the front view, it’s recognizable as a bull-badge-worthy Lamborghini, but this is where the vehicle’s DNA has come together in full force. The rest of the car is a watered-down version of genetics from an aesthetic standpoint, making it appear like a distant cousin on the family tree. The taillights are certainly Lambo and the front number was borrowed from the Aventador. The leading edge of the front fascia is carbon fiber, along with the rear diffuser.
Will the Estoque make it to the next Lamborghini lineup?
It is not widely believed that the Estoque concept car will hit production lines sometime in the near future, if at all. It is a marketing ideal that drives the launch of a concept. It’s one thing to build a one-of-a-kind sedan in case a niche market opens, but at present, there doesn’t seem to be a huge demand for a Lamborghini sedan. This is particularly true as consumers are more interested in an SUV or an electric or plug-in hybrid if they are looking at 4 seats or more. Although this could change quickly, Lambo is good at assessing market demands, and they have this concept in reserve should the need for a new luxury sedan arise.
Not the first Lamborghini sedan
Lambo isn’t known for breaking into the Sedan industry niche, although the Estoque isn’t the first 4-seat car you think of. When we look back in history and remember the now classic Jalpa, even Ferruccio Lamborghini himself preferred his Jalpa which was designed with 4 seats, to all other models. The Urus is also offered with 4 seats, qualifying it as a sedan. It’s hard to imagine that Lambo would launch a 4-door vehicle. An additional rear passenger seat is accessed through one of the two doors. Changing the body style that could drastically result in a stir and controversy. It’s a matter of tradition more than anything else, and Lamborghini has been fierce in maintaining this status with few exceptions in its history. However, the Estoque concept features a 4-door styling.
The Rapier has been in the background
Although it is somewhat faded in distant memory, Lamborghini made a formal presentation of the Estoque. It was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show as the automaker’s first front-engined vehicle after the LM002, which was a utility vehicle. This event took place 12 years ago and in more than a decade since it was first envisioned, there has not been a time when a production of the concept has made sense for the brand. Lamborghini derives the name from the bullfighting tradition, as is customary, with a word commonly heard from matadors. What we’ve learned about the concept is that the year after it was unveiled, Lamborghini executives were still at a standstill over whether or not to bring the car into production planning stage or not. In March 2009 plans to produce it were canceled. Even if it would have moved Lamborghini into a new sector of the auto market, this might not have been in the best interest of the brand, as purists could easily object to such a radical departure from tradition.
Enter the Urus
Rather than go ahead with the Estoque, the decision was made to show the Urus as a 4-door model with its launch in 2018. They’re moving into the market that the Estoque would fit in, and it looks like it’s destined. to remain a concept that never made it to the production phase. It is not uncommon for this to happen.
What could have been
Investigating the Estoque a bit further, we learned that it was programmed to be equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine that would have eventually been upgraded to a V12, then a hybrid, and a turbo-diesel powertrain. The current price was estimated to be around $ 230,000 for the base model of the Estoque. This speculation shows us just how fussy the market can be and how it drives leaders to make decisions, be it …