Lamborghini Estoque Sedan Concept No Longer A Tease

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
lamborghini estoque sedan concept no longer a tease

The Chinese water torture-like drip of Lambo Estoque teaser shots is finally over, thank God. The newest bull from Sant’Agata has been revealed in full ahead of the Paris Auto Show. Color me peu impressionné with Lambos me-too entry into the burgeoning four-door sportscar segment. Sure, entering any new segment can present styling challenges (especially when Aston is prepping a draped-in-sexy competitor). But having inherited a love for the Espada from my father, I simply can not help but be disappointed with Lambo’s new four-door design. Like Porsche’s Panamera, the Estoque eschews the bespoke look, modeling itself after a stretched Gallardo with overly-restrained headlights and an Aston-aping rear quarter and flank strakes. [ED: Not to mention an Enzo-like intake.] At least in preview pictures, it comes across as derivative, bland and wholly lacking the instant impression created by truly special cars. Boasting the all-aluminium frame of the next-gen Audi A8, and the V10 engine from the Gallardo, the Estoque should haul and handle when it hits the streets in, yes, 2010. But will it have the undeniable curb appeal that’s de rigueur for a new Lambo? Not likely.

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  • USAFMech USAFMech on Oct 01, 2008

    I just want to hack the back half of the roof off and make it an Estoquemino.

  • Johnster Johnster on Oct 02, 2008

    It looks like they bought the tooling from GM for the canceled next-gen Oldsmobile Aurora.

  • DearS DearS on Oct 02, 2008

    Is it going to cost less than $25,000 cuz it looks like its worth it. Yea Camry money, no typo. Oh well, I guess its harder to hide the fact that Everyday cars actually have much more money invested in how they look. Still RWD? Its an ok car, too bad its out of reach. Again 25k makes sense. Maybe Chrysler will design a look alike. The Chrysler 560-4S

  • Stacymacklin Stacymacklin on Oct 02, 2008

    This is a sick car if I could afford it i would definetly buy it. I also gotta wait until i get my license.