Lamborghini Estoque concept
|Manufacturer||Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size luxury car
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Layout||Front-engine, all wheel drive|
|Engine||5.2 L (320 cu in) V10|
|Transmission||7-Speed Twin-Clutch Gearbox|
|Wheelbase||3,010 mm (118.5 in)|
|Length||5,150 mm (202.8 in)|
|Width||1,990 mm (78.3 in)|
|Height||1,350 mm (53.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,665 kg (3,670.7 lb)|
The Lamborghini Estoque is a concept car built by Lamborghini. Unlike current production Lamborghini cars, which are mid-engine two-seat sports cars, the Estoque is a four-door sedan.
The Estoque was introduced at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The Estoque is the first front-engine vehicle by Lamborghini since the LM002 utility vehicle. It is described as a "concept for a $230,000 four-door sedan". It currently houses a 5.2 litre V10 engine, although there has been speculation that this could be replaced by a V12, V8, or possibly even a hybrid or turbo-diesel engine, as suggested by Lamborghini's Brand Director, Manfred Fitzgerald.
As with other Lamborghinis, the Estoque derives its name from the sport and tradition of bullfighting: An estoque is a type of sword traditionally used by matadors.
Speculation regarding production
It was reported on 22 March 2009 that production plans for the Lamborghini Estoque were cancelled. Lamborghini executives responded to this by stating that the Estoque had not reached the production planning stage and that the decision whether to produce the Estoque or not has been delayed due to sales and marketing considerations. Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini's chairman, has since indicated that a four-door Lamborghini is likely, stating that response to the Estoque showed opportunities for Lamborghini outside the supercar market. However, Winkelmann also stated that Lamborghini does not have any plans to manufacture the Estoque and that it was only a concept vehicle.