|Manufacturer||Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size luxury car (F)|
|Body style||4-door saloon|
|Layout||Front-engine, all wheel drive|
|Engine||5.2 L FSI V10|
|Transmission||7-Speed Dual-clutch transmission|
|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 (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈtoke]) is a one-off Concept Car built by Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini. Unlike almost all production Lamborghini models, which are mid-engine, two-seater sports cars, the Estoque is a four-door saloon.
The Estoque was introduced at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The Estoque is the first front-engine vehicle to be introduced by Lamborghini since the LM002 utility vehicle. It was described as a "concept for a $230,000 four-door sedan". It had a 5.2 litre V10 engine shared with the Gallardo, although there had been speculation that this would be replaced by a V12, V8, or possibly even a hybrid or a turbo-diesel engine, as suggested by the then Lamborghini Brand Director, Manfred Fitzgerald.
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, the Lamborghini chairman, has since indicated that a four-door Lamborghini is likely, stating that response to the Estoque showed opportunities for Lamborghini outside the sports car market. Thankfully, the recent release of the Lamborghini Urus in 2018, shows us that Lamborghini is serious about the 4-door market. However, Winkelmann also stated that Lamborghini does not have any plans to manufacture the Estoque and that it was only a concept vehicle.
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In conversation here with Fitzgerald and communications director Dominik Hoberg, both men stressed that the reports were off-base. "We had only just started any sort of feasibility study for the Estoque," said FitzgeraldExternal link in
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...following unscrupulous reports circulating round the interweb last week that Lambo had canned the Estoque in the face of the current financial downturn (seriously, someone should invent a computer shortcut for that phrase), the Italian supercar maker has released a statement confirming that it hasn’t made any decision at all on its four-door’s future.External link in
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Winkelmann said a four-door in the mould of the Estoque could attract new buyers to Lamborghini by offering a more practical proposition than the company’s two-seaters. “There are more opportunities in the segment of four-doors,” he said. “If we are going to offer a third model, it could be a ‘first’ car, bringing people to our brand.”External link in
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Winding Road: "What is the current status of the Estoque project?" Stephan Winkelmann: "We do not have any plans to develop the Estoque concept into a production vehicle. Estoque was always considered to be a concept car."External link in
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