Not content with a brand-new SUV, Lamborghini seriously considering releasing a sedan by 2021.
Lamborghini has yet to confirm anything, but its Commercial director, Federico Foschini, hinted at the possibility of a fourth model line when asked about it in an interview with , stating:
“We must be humble. The Urus is only at the pre-production phase and, while the goal is to double sales volumes over a few years, we have yet to earn that accolade. But of course we should always be looking to grow. If we can take this first step with Urus – a huge step – then there are possibilities.”
The unveiling of the Estoque Concept (pictured) in 2018 strongly suggested a production four-door sedan. However, any idea of making it a reality was put on hold to make way for the Urus, since global demand for SUVs are still red hot and getting hooter.
A four-door could serve to bridge the gap between the company’s existing two supercars — the Aventador and Huracan — and the Urus; however, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding it.
Some company executives would rather see Lamborghini spend its resources on building a new carbon fiber intensive platform for the next-generation Aventador and Huracan, in addition to a third supercar, than build a sedan.
In other words, keep your fingers crossed if you want a Lamborghini sedan.
Lamborghini Sian Is An Electrified Hypercar With 819-HP
The most powerful Lamborghini ever also happens to be the brand’s first electrified production car.
This is the Lamborghini Sian, a limited-edition hybrid hypercar that takes its name from the Bolognese word for flash or lightning.
Power is sourced from a naturally aspirated V12 that has been coupled with a supercapacitor and an electric motor to generate a combined output of 819 horsepower, enough propulsion for the driver to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 2.8 seconds and a top 217 mph (349 km/h).
The Sián is Lamborghini’s most powerful model ever and boasts the best power-to-weight ratio of its V12 lineup, thanks largely as a result of using a supercapacitor instead of a traditional lithium-ion battery pack.
“With the Sián we are defining our route to innovation and we are setting new rules in new technologies, instead of just following existing solutions,” says Lamborghini CTO Maurizio Reggiani. “The result is the Lamborghini Sián, which includes the world-first application of a supercapacitor for hybridization and new materials technology.”
The electric motor, which is incorporated into the gearbox and provides a modest 34 horsepower, is supposedly the first time that a low-voltage hybrid motor has been directly connected to a car’s wheels, enabling low-speed reversing and parking maneuvers using electric power alone.
In terms of design, while not as dramatic as the concept, the Lamborghini Sian borrows a lot of its design elements from the Terzo Millennio, featuring perfect supercar proportions that betrays its speed.
As indicated by the ‘63’ badge on the little carbon fiber shark fins at the back, only 63 examples of this dream car will be built, and all have already been sold. Expect pricing to start somewhere around $3.6 million.
Lamborghini Urus SUV Is Getting Crazier Performance Version
Because the regular Urus just isn’t hot enough…
A high-performance version of the popular Lamborghini Urus SUV is reportedly under development.
Citing a well-placed source within the automaker, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman the super duper Lamborghini could arrive by 2022. Unfortunately, he hasn’t able to get any details.
The regular Urus shares platforms with the Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne and sources its power from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that produces 641 horsepower (478 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet, channeled to the four wheels by an eight-speed automatic transmission. A more powerful version would make sense considering that hotter versions of other Lamborghinis are either already available or coming soon.
The Bentley Bentayga Speed features a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 that pumps out 626 hp and 664 lb-ft. of torque, while the upcoming Porsche Turbo S E-Hybrid Cayenne is expected to make at least 677 hp and 626 lb-ft. Needless to say, Lamborghini’s engineers already have some truly capable engines to work with.
A sportier, more aerodynamic design and superior handling will also be part of the deal, as is a more race-orientated interior.
So, what do you want from the high-performance Lamborghini Urus? Let us know in the comments below.
Lamborghini Sales Soar Thanks To Urus SUV
The Urus is a smash hit, meaning there will be more vehicles like it.
If you had issue with Lamborghini having an SUV, then be prepared for even more disappointment. The Urus has been so successful that the supercar company will likely make more SUVs.
According to , Lamborghini sales “soared” by 51 percent to 5,750 units in 2018, thanks in large part to the introduction of the Urus. comprised nearly 31 percent (1,761 units) of that total.
Americans especially love the Urus — approximately 9 percent (500 units) of all Lamborghini sales were Urus models sold in the US.
In fact, the Urus has proven so popular that, according to Lamborghini exec Federico Foschini, the model has so many orders that it will take 10 to 12 months to fulfill them. He forecasts 7,000 to 8,000 in total sales for 2019.
The backlog seems to be artificial, however, so don’t expect to see the striking super SUV everywhere you turn. “We don’t want to flood the market, because we are still in a luxury segment and we need to keep control of the offer compared to the demand,” Foschini told Automotive News.
With Lamborghini speeding to the bank on the back of the Urus’ success, is it a wonder that even companies like Ferrari and Lotus are considering an SUV?