Lamborghini tends to exclusively build high-powered, expensive supercars, but do any of their vehicles have back seats?
Most Lamborghinis don’t have back seats. Although, Lamborghini has had success with four-seater cars, and they’ve also released a number of concepts built in the same style. Their first was the Lamborghini Espada, released in 1968, and their most recent is the Lamborghini Urus, released in 2018.
Read on to learn more about Lamborghini and their success with four-seater cars.
More Seats, Same Extravagance
Lamborghini hadn’t long been established when they revealed their first four-seater grand tourer in Italy. The Lamborghini Espada was a rather strange-looking car, but it was luxurious and powerful.
It was also the best-selling and most-produced Lamborghini model at the time, with over twelve-hundred being built.
The Espada was driven by a 3.9-liter V12 engine and looked almost futuristic in some respects. Mechanically, the Espada was reported to be way ahead of its day, with engineering innovations littered throughout the build.
Today, the value of the Espada varies massively, with auctions values differing dramatically. These once-great cars can sell for anything from tens of thousands to a quarter of a million dollars.
In 1978, the Espada ceased production after a fantastic run, and it slipped into history.
However, it wouldn’t be too long before Lamborghini revealed another four-seater car. Although, this one would set history in more ways than one.
The Lamborghini LM002 was the company’s first four-seater SUV model. It was almost an experimental vehicle and at first glance, you’d never guess it was built by the Italian supercar manufacturer.
It was originally released in 1986 and ran for around seven years, before dying out in the early nineties. While Lamborghini had been trying to build an SUV with a rear-mounted engine, they eventually settled on a front-fitted engine for the LM002.
The Humvee-looking vehicle was powered by an enormous 5.2-liter V12 engine. However, it wouldn’t end there – in the later years, Lamborghini offered the vehicle with a mind-blowingly powerful 7.2-liter V12.
That engine was allegedly taken from powerboats and fitted into the enormous Lamborghini. Although, they weren’t dramatically expensive when they were launched, costing just $120,000.
Modern Day Motoring
After the LM002 ceased production, Lamborghini essentially forgot about their experiments with four-seater vehicles.
In fact, they totally dismissed the idea for over fifteen years before it was revisited in 2008. At the Paris Motor Show in the same year, they revealed a concept car known as the Lamborghini Estoque.
It was a type of sedan, boasting four seats and a huge 5.2-liter V12 engine. It was everything the world had come to expect from Lamborghini, being as it was sleek, extravagant, and extremely high-powered.
However, the Estoque would remain simply that – a concept car. It never materialized, despite fans approving massively of the built.
In 2012, Lamborghini touted another SUV build known as the Urus. It would be the manufacturer’s first SUV since the aforementioned LM002 and was promised to be something really special.
The Lamborghini Urus was more or less shelved for the next six years, before being put into production in 2018. When it launched, it was to a great reception and considerable success.
Technically, it was a ‘mid-class luxury crossover SUV’, equipped with five doors, four seats, and a 4.0-liter engine that produced 641 horsepower.
The final version that was released to production was even more impressive than the concept version teased six years before. It ran with an eight-speed transmission, was dramatically light, and could top out at almost two hundred miles-per-hour.
It became a seriously strong competitor to similar vehicles on the market. These included the Audi Q8, the Porsche Cayenne, Jaguar F-Pace, and Bentley Bentayga.
However, the price point more than reflected the quality of the vehicle. In 2019, a brand new Lamborghini Urus would set you back more than two hundred thousand dollars.
Although, it’s reportedly a very warranted price. The Urus comes in three trim levels, and the highest is dramatically luxurious.
It boasts more technology than most modern cars could even dream of equipping. They’re laced with smart, connected computing, state-of-the-art comfort devices, and more automation than you can shake a stick at.
There’s no telling what Lamborghini will produce next, given their history of sudden innovation. However, the Urus will likely be their only four-seater offering for some years to come.