These are our first pictures inside the Lamborghini Estoque's cabin – and they show what drivers might expect in the cabin of a Lambo saloon in three years’ time if this Paris motor show concept gets the green light.
Swathed in cream leather, the Estoque’s interior is dominated by a huge transmission tunnel that divides the cockpit into four individual zones, each with its own bucket seat. There’s a razor-sharp, angular theme at work in the cabin: even the column stalks are hexagonal.
What’s going on with the Lamborghini Estoque’s steering wheel?
We’ve become used to flat-bottomed steering wheels but the base of the Estoque’s wheel is actually bent in towards the hub. A fighter plane-style display that looks similar to the limited edition Reventon's is visible through the spokes.
Notice the two pedals in the footwell too? That’s because when the Estoque makes it to production – as we expect it will – it will be fitted with Lamborghini’s first dual-clutch transmission.
Is the Lambo saloon a real four-seater?
Our picture looking into the rear compartment is just as revealing. It shows why Lamborghini gave the Estoque a massive 3m wheelbase. Rear legroom appears to be at least as good as that in a conventional luxury limo like Audi’s A8.
That’s a vital commodity for a car like the Estoque. Customers are just as likely to be driven in their four-door Lamborghini as drive, so the rear space needs to be sufficient to allow them to work and relax.
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The next December 2008 issue of CAR Magazine – out on 29 October - will have a full studio shoot and inside story on the new Lambo Estoque