The Lamborghini Estoque
, the four-door bull from Sant'Agata, will likely see a range of engine choices heretofore unseen from the automaker. In an attempt to meet stricter emissions standards, Lamborghini is considering turbocharging and/or the use of a diesel engine for the sedan. This would be in addition to the 5.2-liter V10 borrowed from the Gallardo
, which could put out more than 500 horsepower for the Estoque. But diesel, really?
According to Lamborghini's Chief Engineer, Maurizio Reggiani, it is on the table for the sedan:
“The pressure is already on us to do something significant to lower CO2,” “We will never offer our super-sports cars with diesel engines, and we will never resort to turbocharging for those cars either; to do either would betray our heritage and customers, and for Murcielago and Gallardo we can make the savings in other way. But the opportunity is there to develop a turbocharged, maybe even a diesel engine for Estoque, and since the car could be well-priced and could sell in quite large numbers for us, it’s a big chance for us. No Lamborghini will ever emit 120g/km, but still we have to improve our figures and make progress.”Here's a crazy thought: what about a turbodiesel? We think we've driven one that could fit the bill and provide lower emissions. [4 Wheels News ]