5 Dream Models We'd Build If We Ran Lamborghini


These are the cars that represent our vision for a perfect Lamborghini.

Lamborghini has built some of the craziest cars in the world. The Italian supercar manufacturer is known for low volume models and usually sells no more than three different cars at a time. This helps keep Lamborghini special, but also hinders the brand's potential to build some awesome cars. Lamborghini is owned by the VW Group, which means that the company can't step on the toes of its sister brands. However, if we ran Lamborghini, we would build some awesome new models that we think would be great for the brand.

Many people know Lamborghini for its V12 flagship cars like the Miura, Countach, Diablo, Murcielago and Aventador. However, the company has also built plenty of grand touring models that are not as well known. We would love to see Lamborghini build a front-engined GT car with either two or four seats. The Asterion was a 910-hp concept car with a hybrid drivetrain and 5.2-liter V10 up front. Lamborghini shouldn't hesitate in building a car like this with that could compete with models like the Aston Martin DB11, Lexus LC and Ferrari California T.

We would absolutely love to see a two-door GT car from Lamborghini, but this segment seems to be dying out. Ferrari already builds a front-engined V12 GT car, so Lamborghini could be a bit different by offering the most exotic sport sedan on the market. Aston Martin tried this with the Rapide, and we would love to see Lamborghini build something like the Estoque Concept from 2008. Lamborghini could offer a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with hybrid assist like it will use in the new Urus SUV, or go completely crazy and offer a front-mounted V10 or V12. This would likely step on the heels of the Bentley Continental, so we doubt that Lamborghini will ever be allowed to build a sedan like this.

Lamborghini is working hard to reveal a new SUV model called the Urus, which will try to be one of the fastest SUVs on the market. This SUV will be based on the Touareg platform, like the Bentley Bentayga. This model should sell extremely well, but we would like to see an SUV that is more like the LM002. Lamborghini's first SUV was a big, boxy thing that was originally designed for oil sheiks in the Middle East. Lamborghini should come out with something that's just as brash as the LM002 with some serious off-roading credentials. The only real competition for this would be the G-Class, which has always been a staple of the Mercedes lineup.

Lamborghini is a premium brand, and as such it doesn't really have an "entry-level" model. Sure the Huracan is the "least" expensive, but is far from what we'd call a base car. It would be interesting to see Lamborghini come down market just a little bit and build a mid-engined sports car that's less extreme than the Huracan, with the 2.5-liter five-cylinder from the Audi TT-RS mounted in the middle, coupled with front and rear trunks like a Porsche Cayman. The return of the gated manual transmission and a focus on fun rather than all-out speed would also be essential. Think of it like a Porsche 911 R, but without the limited run and insane price markups.

Our final wish for the Lamborghini brand is a flagship hybrid model that will outshine the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ferrari LaFerrari. We know that the VW Group has the engineering ability to build a car that is this impressive, it just needs to let Lamborghini work on it. This car would have well over 1,000 hp and offer incredible performance. This car would have to be really special, so we would either bring back the Miura name or name the car the Ferruccio after the company founder. Ferrari did the same thing with the Enzo, so we know that it's not the craziest idea in the world. We want Lamborghini to build one of the fastest, most exotic cars in the world.

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