No Lambo 2+2, but maybe a 4x4
5 October 2006

Lamborghini will not be adding an Espada-style 2+2 front-engined coupe to its line up, but is considering a luxury SUV, according to company boss Stephan Winkelmann.

There had been rumours that Lambo would be adding a large Ferrari Scaglietti-rivalling GT to its portfolio, but Winkelmann indicated that any future Lamborghini sports car needs to be both mid-engined and four-wheel-drive.

Instead, a third model in the line-up is much more likely to be a luxury SUV. ‘An SUV would fit the brand. We’ve done one in the past [the LM002], but it’s not one of our priorities’ said Winkelmann.

Winkelmann also told Autocar that Lamborghini had recently ‘reprioritised’ and decided that continued expansion was not the way forward, hinting that it was happy with selling two sports cars (the Murcielago and Gallardo) and a total of 2000 cars a year.

However, Winkelmann didn’t discount making a special lightweight, rear-wheel-drive Gallardo. ‘There are a lot more derivatives coming and this is something we could do,’ he said. Here's hoping.

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