The Cars That Money Can’t Buy – Lamborghini Estoque

Sun 19th Aug 2018

Sometimes your wallet won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never go into production.

Lamborghini Estoque
The majority of the cars we write about in this feature fit one of two templates. Sports car of the future with room for only one passenger or space age car of the future with room for one passenger. It’s very rare that a family car would be considered an idea worthy of a concept build, even less so when the company with the idea is Lamborghini. But in 2008, that’s exactly what we got when the legendary Italian supercar brand brought us the Estoque at the Paris Motor Show.

The Estoque was Lamborghini’s first front-engined vehicle since the LM002 utility, and more importantly the first family car the Italian’s had come up with since… forever?

Described as a $230,000 four-door sedan, the Estoque would be a car that could get the entire family from A to B in seconds. The concept included a 5.2 litre V10 engine, though if this beast ever does get to production there are rumours that it will be upgraded to a V12 or perhaps even a hybrid.

Like all Lambos, the name Estoque derives from bullfighting, the estoque being a type of sword traditionally used by matadors.

On Lamborghini’s official website the car is described as a car ‘with unique, unmistakable style. A long wheelbase, wide track and oversize wheels - combined with a low silhouette and a bold appearance - express the typical creativity of the Lamborghini style applied to a groundbreaking concept sedan.’

Will it remain a concept? Well it had been hoped that we would see it go to production by 2012, but that date came and went, and despite Lamborghini’s executives hinting at a four-door being under consideration, the kids on the back seat will have to wait a little longer to get some breathtaking supercar trips to school.