Lamborghini evaluating either sedan or crossover... but not both
28 Juin 2011
Lamborghini does one thing, and one thing only: two-door supercars. That's it. Until recently, it didn't even do much racing. And aside from the LM002 "Rambo Lambo" (pictured below right), it never made anything with more than two doors or a roof taller than even the most napoleonic of its clients. But that's all about to change.
Over the past couple of years, rumors have been circulating of Lamborghini moving on production of a sedan and a crossover utility vehicle. The former was fueled particularly by the appearance of the Estoque concept (pictured above) at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, but both made possible by increased integration across the Volkswagen empire.
Most logically, however, the latest reports suggest that Lamborghini will build one of the two, but not both. As to which one that will be, well, that remains up in the air. The company is reportedly building prototypes for both that will be evaluated for production by the top brass, and decided upon in time for the company's 50th anniversary a couple of years from now.
The crossover, based on the next-generation Porsche Cayenne, is reportedly more favored a proposition, potentially sporting a sloped roofline like the BMW X6 but with only two doors (three if you count the lift-back) and a considerably higher price point. To our ears the sedan might make more sense, possibly leading (as the Porsche Panamera has been rumored) to a front-engined GT coupe derivative and even a convertible, while the crossover would – no matter how many doors – remain a crossover.