Lamborghini CEO Looking Forward To Fourth Model

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After the 350 GT and 350 GTV, Lamborghini came out with the 400 GT in 1966 as the automaker’s first grand tourer with seating for four. Then came the Islero in 1968 along with the Espada, both featuring the 3.9-liter V12 from the mid-engine Miura.
To make a long story short, Lamborghini stopped making four-seat cars after the LM 002 went out of production in 1993. With the help of the Volkswagen Group, the Urus came along with similar underpinings to the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, but the Raging Bull of Sant’Agata won’t stop here.

Speaking to Automotive News, chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali made it clear that Lamborghini is thinking about adding a fourth model to the lineup. “We are working hard to combine high performance with interior space and driving comfort in a package that, design-wise, should be striking as well as highly efficient in terms of aerodynamics.”

Based on these details, there’s no denying Lamborghini might be thinking about something similar to the Porsche Panamera. But on the other hand, Domenicali admitted that the fourth model isn’t a priority for the time being. For the near future, the Italian automaker is focused on hybridizing the V10 and V12 in the Huracan and Aventador as well as bringing the Urus PHEV into production sometime in 2019.

Domenicali told Automotive News that an electric 2+2 grand tourer is possible, but only if Lamborghini is allowed to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain option as well. As for a timeframe, the automaker is looking to launch the newcomer between 2025 and 2027.

Being joined at the hip with the Bentley Bentayga, the Urus has also been tested with a plug-in hybrid V6 option. But as you would expect from the most performance-focused brand within the Volkswagen Group, the chief executive officer concluded this powertrain “did not offer the performance level a Lamborghini should deliver.”

The Urus is priced similarly to the rear-wheel-drive variant of the Lamborghini Huracan, starting in the ballpark of $200,000 in the United States of America. The Aventador, on the other hand, kicks off at $417,650.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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