Concept Cars That We Want on the Road Jan 6, 2017 by Ian (Driver Weekly)
We don’t care how expensive it would have been, the world needs a four-door sports car from Lamborghini. Lamborghini teased buyers with this concept for a $230,000 sports sedan at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It was a unique specimen with the distinctive styling found on two-door mid-engined sports cars—long and low with a wide track, oversized wheels, and crisp folds—but this concept car had four doors and a front-mounted engine.
There were ecstatic rumors that the Lamborghini Estoque was a prelude to a production sports sedan. Lamborghini’s Brand Director, Manfred Fitzgerald, went so far as to discuss potential engines that could power a production model: starting with a naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 and potential V8, V12, and hybrid or turbodiesel versions. In 2010, Lamborghini chairman Stephen Winkelmann finally stepped in and said that there were no concrete plans for production.
We can only hope that the automaker remembers the stunned response to the Estoque. A rakish supercar and a ground tourer suited for daily driving is a lucrative combination. For now, the only place you can find that particular car is in the Lamborghini museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese.