Lamborghini Still Eyeballing a Four-Door GT and Another Mid-Engined Supercar but Don’t Expect them Soon
A four-door GT model would be unexpected, but Lambo has made it a recent habit of bringing the unexpected to lifeby Kirby, on
Lamborghini has its eyes set on launching a fourth model, but it still doesn’t know what model is going to be. CEO Stefan Domenicali has identified the possibilities — a four-door front-engined GT and a third mid-engined supercar are both under consideration — but a final decision isn’t expected to be made until more market research is done. If one or both of these models do get the green light, production won’t even being until the middle of the next decade.
A front-engined GT has gathered support within the company in light of Audi’s reported plans to retire the R8 supercar without its own successor in place.
The rumblings within Lamborghini suggest that there’s some debate on what new model it plans to launch as its fourth model, joining the Aventador, Huracan, and Urus SUV in the fold. Granted, the Aventador is due for a replacement, but whatever model succeeds it is guaranteed a spot in the lineup. The Huracan and Urus SUV are also holding on to their spots in the foreseeable future so whatever new model Lamborghini’s looking into will occupy its own slot.
That opens the door for a number of possibilities. Does the Italian automaker add another supercar into the mix, or does it add more diversity to its lineup by introducing a front-engined GT in the mold of the Estoque Concept that we first saw in 2008? According to Autocar, a front-engined GT has gathered support within the company in light of Audi’s reported plans to retire the R8 supercar without its own successor in place.
A four-door GT model would certainly be a new model for Lamborghini.
A four-door GT model would certainly be a new model for Lamborghini. At the very least, it’s going to occupy a segment that the Italian automaker has yet to be involved in. If this is the model that ends up being made, the four-door Lambo GT could use the same MSB platform that Porsche and Bentley currently use on the Panamera and Continental GT, respectively. Incidentally, these two models would become rivals to the four-door Lamborghini GT.
It is exciting to see what Lamborghini can muster up if it does go down this road. The Italian automaker wowed a lot of us when it launched the Urus SUV. At the very least, it proved that it could get out of its own comfort zone and develop an entirely new model for a segment that it (loosely) catered to only once in its history. The expectations would be higher now, especially if it’s for a four-door GT.
Just don’t expect it to happen anytime soon because the company still has a lot on its plate after bringing the Urus to market. “At the end of next year, we can be really close to 8000 units of annual volume,” Domenicali told Autocar. “We should not underestimate what that means for a company that was so small not so many years ago. We have to pause to understand who we will be. In this case, we are not worried about the product too much; we need to be focused on our business, and the change it’s going through. We are not anymore in a garage; we are playing a different game, and we need a new mentality as a company.”
Just don’t expect it to happen anytime soon because the company still has a lot on its plate after bringing the Urus to market
If a four-door GT model ends up being part of that new mentality, then we’re all for it. Lamborghini showed what it’s capable of with the Urus SUV. When the time’s right, we’re going to be excited for the company as it tries to conquer other new frontiers.
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