Wince, Get Angry, Exhale, Shrug, Accept. These were the actions taken by many sports car lovers when their devoted automakers began falling off the wagon and building SUVs. It was only a short time ago that b>Lamborghini confirmed a production Estoque , but denied plans for building an SUV. Now, the Italian automaker is getting into bed with the brand that started it all to build an SUV of their own. According to British magazine, AutoExpress, Lamborghini is teaming up with fellow Volkswagen Group brand Porsche to develop their first SUV partly because they know it’s a market Ferrari can’t get into.
"Ferrari can’t follow into this market, because it has no links to SUVs at all. Lamborghini is entirely credible as an SUV maker, but it can’t do it alone. And as Porsche has shown it already knows how to do it, it makes sense to work together."
This means that the future Lamborghini SUV will be built on Porsche’s latest GT architecture which will also be used for the new generation Bentley models. Lamborghini will also use this platform in an attempt to make the Estoque a global model. Thankfully, the company’s supercars will remain in-house developed models with no help from outsiders. Good thing they cleared that up; wouldn’t want to think they were selling out completely.
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