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Lamborghini four-door Estoque to be produced in China

By Amanda Zheng  From Gasgoo.comAugust 20, 2010

Shanghai August 20 ( Automobili Lamborghini SpA, maker of the $450,000 Murcielago SuperVeloce sports car, will import its super luxury four-door sedan, Lamborghini Estoque to China for local production in 2012 with a price tag of around 4 million yuan ($589,000), media reported Friday.

The Estoque, which was unveiled in 2008 at the Paris auto show, would be a great rival to the Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera and expand the entire line up of Lamborghini who currently has only two cars in its product portfolio.

The Estoque will be powered by a 5.2L V10 engine with a maximum output power up to 560hp, and is likely to feature a V12 TDI engine and a full V8 hybrid powertrain.

The four-door Estoque may just be the car to do the trick. Stephan Winkelmann, the German-born CEO of Lamborghini, said recently, "A four- door car would be a very feasible approach."

Stephan Winkelmann also said recently, "A third model would fit Lamborghini very well," but suggested the new car would have to provide "a real leap" in overall sales for it to pay off.

China is now Lamborghini's second largest market after selling 86 models in the first half of the year, compared to the "little 26 models" sold in the same period last year. 

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