Lamborghini Puts A Sedan On the Consideration List
Australian outlet CarAdvice put this question to Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“You know that four seats was part of our history. We need to be humble, we need to not be a step ahead of our legs. We need to do the best we can to make sure the Urus is there. We need to have very good product in the next couple of years and then we need to think about the next step of Aventador, what will be the next Huracan,” said Domenicali.
“I think that I’m not here to say yes or no, it would be wrong to say yes or no. We need to be open to make the right decision. It’s a rolling process that we need to take to be ready with the right decision at the right moment. Now, we are, from a financial point of view, where we are profitable – but where will we be in the next couple of years?”
While Lamborghini is well known for their two-seater sports car, the Italian sports car builder did build a four-seat coupe - the Espada - from 1968 to 1978. Lamborghini has also floated the idea of building a sedan twice; the 1987 Portofino concept when it was under the ownership of Chrysler and Estoque concept from 2008. The Estoque was seriously being considered for production but would give the Urus the green light. Considering the massive success of crossovers and SUVs, this was probably the right move.
Never Giving Up The V12
One concern that fans of the prancing bull have is the fate of the V12 engine. With tightening regulations on emissions and fuel economy, the V12 may become extinct. But Domenicali says the 12-cylinder isn't going away anytime soon.
“As you know, Lamborghini has a specific car DNA. So, in the short term, I see – for example and to be very specific – the V12 will stay in our car… [for] the super sports car segment. Because this is what our customer wants. This is what people ask of us. In any case, there is still a niche in that market that we want to occupy.”
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