Lamborghini builds a family wagon
Lamborghini shows off the Estoque concept at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
Lamborghini owners must be aging, because the company just unveiled a concept four door at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. However, the Lamborghini
Estate Estoque doesn't come with wood panels, instead showing design cues reminiscent of the , the limited production model unveiled at last year's Frankfurt auto show. This design language--using sharpened lines, black mesh air intakes, and LED exterior lights--looks to be the new direction for Lamborghini as it considers adding a third model to the existing Gallardo and Murcielago line-up.
Although, according to Lamborghini's news release, the Estoque could be used to take the children on a weekend trip, the model features the same tech that makes its existing cars so desirable, including all-wheel-drive. No particular engine is specified, but Lamborghini suggests the car could use the V-10 found in the Gallardo LP 560-4, or a turbocharged V-8 derived from the same engine. Unlike the Gallardo, this engine would be placed in front of the cabin, rather than behind it, but Lamborghini insists this is still a mid-engine placement.
Still keen on bull-fighting, Lamborghini chose the name for the concept from the rapier matadors use when facing a bull. Lamborghini's Estoque concept has 22-inch wheels, yet is only four and a half feet high. For instrumentation, the Estoque gets a large LCD, and the driver can choose different displays, such as virtual analog gauges or a digital read-out. Route guidance is also shown on this display. According to Lamborghini, a rear seat entertainment system would be available, because, of course, the children will get bored when riding in the back of the Estoque. There are no current plans for production.