Move over, Aston Rapide – the Lamborghini limo is on the way!
The Italians’ fast, edgy Estoque is back on the cards after senior executives at owner Audi threw their support behind the four-door supercar last week.
Lambo first revealed the
model at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, before putting it on the back burner. But now, senior sources at the German marque have stated that the Estoque is exactly what Lamborghini needs to more than double sales, and gain financial independence.
But Audi has done more than simply comment on the Estoque. By unofficially confirming plans
for its own A9 limo-coupé, it has
also given Lamborghini the
perfect production chassis.
Our source confirmed: “Designing a supercar from a clean sheet of paper is one thing, but a limousine that people
will drive to work every day...
well, that’s a different thing,
and Lamborghini doesn’t have the resources to do it by itself.”
“[Lamborghini boss] Stephan Winkelmann has said the brand needs a third model to give it a product cycle with fewer gaps.”
The super sedan is likely
to be offered with V10 and V12 engines, and will have the Italian maker’s usual all-wheel drive.