Lamborghini Sedan Could Happen After the Urus SUV Gets the Ball Rolling

As you might have heard by now, Stephan Winkelmann has left Lamborghini for quattro. In his place, former Scuderia Ferrari F1 team principal Stefano Domenicali took the reins of the mad bull.
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With Domenicali onboard, Lamborghini prepares for an evolution. Not only is the Italian company working hard on the successor of the LM002, but rumors also suggest that an electric hypercar could happen sometime in the future. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Instead of an electric future, it’s much safer to brace ourselves for something a bit more conservative than that.

Speaking to CarAdvice, the automaker’s head honcho let is slip that financial possibilities are in the way of a Lamborghini sedan. When asked about the prospect of putting such a body style into production, Domenicali said: “four seats was part of our history. We need to be humble, we need to not [sic] be a step ahead of our legs. We need to do the best we can to make sure the Urus is there.” Put plainly, if the Urus sells, then the sedan is on the cards.

Domenicali added that Lamborghini also thinks ahead about the replacements for the Aventador and Huracan. More importantly, Lamborghini isn’t fond of trivialities such as autonomous technology and other nonsense. “There are certainly [sic] technologies such as autonomous technology… you will never see a Lamborghini being driven independently.” Praise the almighty god of high-octane fuel and V12s someone in the industry still thinks straight!

Regarding the potential sedan, don’t expect Lamborghini to launch it too soon. 2020 in the best case scenario is my personal estimate. Also, don’t expect it to look like the Estoque (pictured). When it was shown to the public in 2008, the Estoque was just a showpiece that announced the advent of the brand’s current design language. By 2020 or beyond, Lamborghini's design language will certainly be rejuvenated to befit the upcoming decade.

On that note, it’s fair to suppose that the potential sedan will borrow the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 from the Urus. Speaking of the long-awaited sport utility vehicles, latest reports indicate the debut is planned for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, provided that development goes according to plan.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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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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