There's still no official word from Lamborghini, but Autocar magazine is reporting that the Raging Bull sports car company is planning a four-door sedan to bridge its supercar lineup to the upcoming Urus high-performance crossover SUV.
"If we can take this first step with Urus – a huge step – then there are possibilities,” Federico Foschini, Lamborghini’s commercial director, told Autocar.
The Urus is likely to be a source of cash and provide Lamborghini with an infusion of new customers who may look favorably on the notion of an exotic Italian sedan.
“The Urus will change the dimensions of Lamborghini’s customer base completely,” said Foschini. “We require completely new standards and we have worked hard to achieve them. The Urus is a game-changer, not just in what it will do for volumes and profits but also in terms of how it will change our customer base."
Autocar predicts that this future Lamborghini sedan will share its chassis components with the new Porsche Panamera and Bentley Continental GT, as the three brands are all cousins with the Volkswagen Group.
Lamborghini is typically associated with its zoomy supercars, but the company also built the blocky LM002 SUV and the oddly-proportioned Espada four-seater.
The Espada was not a four-door, but Italian coachbuilder Frua did create the Faena four-door prototype on a stretched Espada with the goal of a limited production run of the sedans in 1978. Alas, interest in such a Lamborghini four-door failed to materialize.
We doubt the customers will stay away this time.