Lamborghini Sedan Could Happen In 2021 Thanks To Porsche Panamera Platform

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Remember the Lamborghini Estoque? What a beautiful concept it is, even though it now collects dust somewhere in an air-conditioned garage. Presented at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the four-door sedan might make a comeback with the help of the MSB platform introduced by the 2017 Porsche Panamera.
Now headed by Stefano Domenicali, the House of the Raging Bull is looking forward to adding a fourth model to the lineup after the Urus goes into production at an expanded Sant’Agata Bolognese facility. There’s been some talk about an entry-level supercar based on a modular vehicle architecture that’s rumored to debut with the Porsche 960, and such a scenario seems extremely plausible.

In the aftermath of the Dieselgate scandal, the entirety of the Volkswagen Group feels the financial strain of the countless lawsuits. For this reason and for the sake of simplifying research & development, platform sharing has become the norm within the group. Take the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus as prime examples, sharing the same underpinnings. The Bentley Continental GT, meanwhile, uses the MSB from the Panamera Gen 2.

All in all, the main purpose of Lamborghini in the near future is to double its sales, and to achieve this undertaking, a volume-oriented model has more chances of selling than a supercar. Autocar believes the fourth model in the lineup will come in the form of a four-door sedan, and the backbone of the yet-unconfirmed superbarge is likely to be sourced from the Panamera.

From the report: “The four-door, four-seat [Estoque] concept is seen by some senior figures at Lamborghini as the ideal layout to bridge the gap between the Urus and its other two models [Huracan and Aventador].” Plausible it is, but bearing in mind that the higher-ups of Lamborghini need the go-ahead from Volkswagen AG, it’s too soon to keep our hopes up for a Lamborghini sedan.

The near-future business plan of Lamborghini is so vague at the present moment, there’s even talk about reviving the Miura. But as it is the case with the Estoque-inspired sedan and entry-level supercar, nothing is official as of yet on this subject.
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Editor's note: Lamborghini Estoque Concept pictured.

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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