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Old 02-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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A senior source at Lamborghini's parent company Audi in Ingolstadt, Germany, has confirmed reports suggesting that the Italian supercar maker is close to revealing a dramatically styled and luxuriously equipped SUV/crossover concept that previews its long-touted third model.
"I can't comment in detail but the speculation in the press is largely correct," an Audi manager revealed when questioned about reports outlining plans by Lamborghini to gauge public response to a successor to the famed LM002 with a new SUV concept.

Set to get its first public airing at the Beijing motor show in late April, the new SUV/crossover will extend the current Lamborghini lineup, joining the successor to today's Gallardo and the recently introduced Aventador in what will at least be a three-strong model lineup from Sant'Agata from 2016 onward. Lamborghini has not confirmed the reports.

An unprecedented fourth model--a low-slung four-door sedan previewed by the well-received Estoque concept first wheeled out at the 2008 Paris motor show--is also under consideration and, in the words of Autoweek's Ingolstadt sources, "shouldn't be ruled out as a further addition to the lineup should studies reveal there is a market for such a car."

Conceived as an upmarket rival for the likes of the Maserati Kubang, the BMW X6 and a similar four-door coupelike off-roader recently confirmed by Mercedes-Benz and likely to be called the MLC, the new Lamborghini SUV was conceived to sell in numbers of less than 1,500 annually, suggesting its price will be upwards of $200,000 in North America. Key markets for the new performance-orientated four-wheel drive are expected to be the United States and China.

Nothing is official at this early stage, but suggestions are that the 197-inch-long four-seater will go on sale with a detuned version of the Gallardo's 5.2-liter V10 engine developing in the region of 580 hp. Also envisaged is a hybrid version of the big four-wheel drive. It is said to combine the standard V10 with a 107-hp (80-kilowatt) electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, providing a system output of somewhere near 660 hp.

Rumors suggesting that the successor to the LM002 could also be offered with a specially tuned version of Audi's new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and/or a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 common-rail diesel have been indirectly denied by Lamborghini chairman Stefan Winkelmann, who says Lamborghini will not adopt turbocharged engines of any kind this decade.
Known under the internal code name LB736, the new Lamborghini SUV/crossover is planned to share its underpinnings with the next-generation Audi Q7, which is also set to provide the basis for a new Bentley off-roader. The so-called MLB architecture will, in short-wheelbase form, also sit beneath successors to today's Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg.

Already undergoing intensive development at Audi, the future MLB structure is planned to undergo a dramatic weight-reduction program, with Ingolstadt officials suggesting savings of up to 880 pounds for the Q7 through the use of added aluminum and carbon fiber. The high-tech construction will be picked up by Lamborghini to ensure that its new SUV/crossover comes in at less than 4,400 pounds.

As with the current Q7, Cayenne and Touareg, the Lamborghini SUV is expected to be partly produced at the Volkswagen Group's factory in Bratislava, Slovakia, with final assembly taking place at Lamborghini's Sant'Agata plant near Modena, Italy.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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'Bout freaking time..........

And in before a picture or mention of the old Lambo LM002.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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Is This The New Lamborghini SUV?

These pictures, published in the appropriately-titled Italian magazine Quattroruote, claim to reveal the new Lamborghini SUV concept. Aventador styling on a tall Audi platform? Maybe. One thing's for certain, this ain't no rough-and-ready LM002.

The skinny in the translated article is that Lambo is bringing this as-yet-unnamed concept to the Beijing Motor Show in April, teasing a possible production model that'll drop in one or two years' time.

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There appears to be much speculation about the powertrain, with few or no real facts. Speculation runs to the Aventador's V12, the Gallardo's V10 or even a new, more-efficient, Audi-based V8 or even [insert Italian for gasp] gasoline/electric hybrid that'll make the kiddie hauler all the rage amongst well-heeled hypocrites.

Lamborghini was actually the first dedicated maker of supercars to dip its toe into muddy waters. Released in 1986, the Lamborghini LM002 was much less about ferrying spoiled brats to soccer practice and more about arab sheikhs tearing up dunes out by the oil fields. It was powered by the same V12 used by the Countach and required its drivers to shift gears themselves using a [insert Arabic for gasp] clutch pedal and five-speed. This soft-roader won't ask so much of its drivers, instead shifting for them through some form of automatic transmission, possibly Audi's new 8-speed. You know, because more technological complication people don't understand and less involvement are what the 21st century supercar customer wants. Think of this as the "Blando Lambo."
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #4
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Surprised it took this long. Look at Porsche, nothing but success with their SUV

All lambo has to do is steal everything from Audi, let's face it, SUV's no longer need to have anything to do with off-roading. As long as they look the part and offer lux-features, this thing will sell.

Next up after SUV, Lambo 4-door to rival Panamera, then a mini-ute, then....
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #5
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So a lighterweight, more powerful Cayenne TurboS, with another $100k added to the price tag. This is going to be good.

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:52 AM   #6
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'Bout freaking time..........

And in before a picture or mention of the old Lambo LM002.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:53 AM   #7
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^^gorgeous^^
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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De Tomaso Pantera meets Monster Truck
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:40 PM   #11
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Dafuq is that??
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #12
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Which part is the SUV? it looks like someone throw 26" rims on regular lambo.

From the pics, it looks like it doesn't even have back seats, let along SUV cargo space.

Grant that people that can afford it isn't buying it for space or mileage.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #13
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WTF

Is that supposed to be an SUV or a dune buggy?!?
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:40 PM   #14
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So it's like an Outback SUS / Accord Crosstour / BMW something or other etc...
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:32 PM   #15
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Lamborghini can get away with this cause there last SUV was so rugged.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:44 PM   #16
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I see 3 pedals but no gear shifter. Or does this thing have 2 dead pedals?
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two pedals and a foot rest
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.. and a giant wheelwell intruding into the footspace.. it's a Lamborghini trademark.

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You mean 2 foot rests. Unless that black swath to the far left is just them trying to hide what Calamity is referring to.
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It's like they had Chevrolet build it. Wtf lambo
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Smells like Scottsdale in here.
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No more scraping speed bumps!
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I like it. Kinda want to take it offroad...
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