: Lambo unveils 4-door Estoque concept



Luxury & Exotics
10-01-08, 08:21 PM
Full press release (http://www.modifiedle.com/events/archives/event_099.html)


LAMBORGHINI ESTOQUE UNVEILED
IT IS A SEDANÖ. BUT STILL A CONCEPT

After continuously teasing the world with snap-shots of a new Lamborghini, the Italian exotic car manufacturer has unveiled its latest concept, the four-door Estoque. But the teasing, it seems, has only just begun.

This mid-engined sedan (with the engine situated behind the front axle) could be powered by several possible engine choices says Lamborghini, including the V-10 found in the LP560, or possibly a twin-turbocharged V-8, or even a hybrid or turbo-diesel motor! This Quattro-Lambo utilizes the companyís permanent all-wheel-drive system and features 22-inch wheels up front and 23-inch wheels in the rear.

As for the dimensions, the Estoque is roughly 203-inches long, 78-inches wide and 53-inches tall. To put that in perspective, itís roughly the same length as an extended wheelbase 7 Series but is five inches shorter and three-inches wider. The wheelbase is 118.5-inches.

Oh, and the answer to that other all-important question, the word Estoque is the name given to the sword that bullfighters use.


http://gallery.modifiedle.com/gallery2/main.php/d/133925-1/01_estoque_7-8_front.jpg
Gallery of Photos (http://gallery.modifiedle.com/gallery2/main.php/v/modifiedle-com/lamborghini_estoque/)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-01-08, 08:29 PM
I'm very keen on the idea of a Lamborghini saloon, but keep the turbodiesels and hybrids out of it!

orconn
10-01-08, 09:08 PM
If memory serves, this would be Lamborghini's first true "four seater" since the lovely, and successful for the company, "Espada" (name meaning sword). The Espada became a "must have" item among the international jet set in the late sixties and early seventies. It was pleasantly exotic looking four place coupe powered by Lambo's excellent 4 litre 4 OHC 6 dual choke Weber carberated V-12 and came either with a 5 speed or automatic. The one I drove while in Sant'Agata in 1968 was a very impressive 4 place GT with smooth power and wonderful presence. The cars subsequently shipped to the US suffered from a disturburbing engine vibration apparently caused by the US mandatory smog control devices of that era. I will be looking forward to seeing this new "Berlina" come to production
and hope it will be a great addition to the company's lineup.

tman2093
10-01-08, 10:26 PM
is it pronounced es-toe-kay or es-toke?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-01-08, 10:28 PM
Ah yes, the Espada, what a gorgeous, forgotten Lamborghini.

Here's a clip from Jay Leno's website about his Espada:
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/69LamborghiniEspada_shell.shtml

ryannel2003
10-01-08, 10:53 PM
That car is so sexy.

parexa
10-01-08, 11:12 PM
Front end looks like crap, lift it a bit and its a freaking cayenne

http://www.hot.ee/stockoperator/cayenne.jpg

Florian
10-02-08, 12:41 AM
Front end looks like crap, lift it a bit and its a freaking cayenne

http://www.hot.ee/stockoperator/cayenne.jpg

not so much. :cookoo:


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I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-02-08, 12:43 AM
Yeah, agreed. That comparison is a bit contrived.

Florian
10-02-08, 12:51 AM
that car is dead sexy....I need to buy that if it ever hits the streets.


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gary88
10-02-08, 01:21 AM
Another pair of pants ruined thanks to Lamborghini

parexa
10-02-08, 10:03 AM
Only because Maserati did it and Porsche is doing it doesnt mean that Ferrari and Lamborghini should ever do it. Its a disgrace to a true exotics heritage.

gothicaleigh
10-02-08, 12:27 PM
Not only shocking because it's a sedan, but that has to be the best looking Lambo I have ever seen.

MauiV
10-02-08, 12:42 PM
Ehhhh. Something about it I just dont care for. I think its the slope and grill of the front end.

Cadillacboy
10-02-08, 03:21 PM
I hope they make this beauty

delerium75
10-02-08, 04:48 PM
If memory serves, this would be Lamborghini's first true "four seater" since the lovely, and successful for the company, "Espada" (name meaning sword).

LM002 had four seats too... ;)

http://www.ssip.net/upload/lamborghini-lm002-front-1_149.jpg

orconn
10-02-08, 06:32 PM
Only because Maserati did it and Porsche is doing it doesnt mean that Ferrari and Lamborghini should ever do it. Its a disgrace to a true exotics heritage.

A true four place model would not be precedent setting for either Lamborghini or Ferrari. As previously mentioned Lamborghini had the Espada, and Ferrari had the 365GT 2+2 and the relatively huge 400i. None these makers attempts at a model accommodating 4 passengers was particularly popular with the American automotive press, but were familiar and enjoyed by the European and Asian money elite. I am glad to see Maserati get some company in the the sedan marketplace, lets face it Mercedes S class are really pretty boring, and Rolls's have gotten so ugly they curdle milk.

CTSV_Rob
10-02-08, 08:52 PM
I like.

I don't know why but the front end has a bit of a late sixties vette look to it. Awesome looking car and I wish I could afford it.

Submariner409
10-02-08, 09:45 PM
Going back to the first post I like the caveat "possible" which pops up a couple of times. So how many will hock their 18K Diamond Jubilee Rolexes and 226' Feadships to line up and drive one of these possibles at 12 mph around Monaco to find a parking place at Jimmy's Bar ???

Come back to the real world, troops......those are the toys of the $47,000,000 bailout princes and the people who sell you oil.

Ol' Lexus and Exotica is clearly on a trolling cruise from Here to Ferrari to Lamborghini to (next) Maserati to maybe (next) Lotus or Yugo. You'll notice that D3/Dr. Design/Fire and Ice has stuck his nose in to find out what could possibly (that word, again) be got from the fish pond.

gothicaleigh
10-03-08, 10:07 AM
"As for the dimensions, the Estoque is roughly 203-inches long, 78-inches wide and 53-inches tall. To put that in perspective, itís roughly the same length as an extended wheelbase 7 Series but is five inches shorter and three-inches wider. The wheelbase is 118.5-inches."

...or to put it in CadillacOwners perspective, it's roughly the same dimensions as the 92-97 Seville STS (204-inches long, 75-inches wide and 54-inches tall), and is actually closer than the 7-series they used in their example. :gothiraspberry:

parexa
10-03-08, 02:04 PM
http://blogs.motortrend.com/6292516/editorial/ferrari-says-no-to-four-doors/index.html

Thank god someone agrees with me :) That new lambo is as ghey as it can get. Its totally impractical so why they even consider it is beyond me