Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkleman has confirmed Lamborghini will make a third model which will be an ‘Everyday’ car.
We’ve had a ‘will they, won’t they’ game with Lamborghini for the last few years over the addition of a third model to the Lamborghini line up.
It had seemed clear back in 2008 when the Lamborghini Estoque Concept was revealed that Lamborghini were ready to push it in to production as soon as practicable.
But Lamborghini hadn’t reckoned on the world’s economy nosediving in the way it did, so they pulled the plug on its development and revealed just a few months late that the Estoque wouldn’t happen. But the Estoque never really went away.
Fast forward another six months and we have a Lamborghini Estoque snapped on the streets of Cologne. Where Lamborghini trying to show VW what they were missing? Who knows? But our interest was piqued once more in the Estoque.
Which brings us to 2010 and a variety of hints from Stephan Winkelmann on a new third model for Lamborghini, culminating in a statement that the Estoque is his preferred option for a third model rather than the Lamborghini SUV.
Which brings us bang up to date and the news this week that the third model is confirmed. “We are going to have a third model. It has to be an everyday car. We want to have a car which is able to be used on a daily basis” said Stephan Winkleman.
So which will it be? The clever money seems to be on the Estoque, but there’s a very good chance that the Lamborghini SUV may well come to the fore again, especially with Lamborghini’s quickest growing markets – such as China – having plenty of wealth but a less than perfect road system.
A bit like the UK, really.