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by Michael Hines
Lamborghini doesn't often make four-seaters, but when they do, they go with ridiculously awesome designs.
Fitting four people in a Gallardo or a Murcielago requires a little bit of creativity. It's rare that the Raging Bull supercar brand makes a car that can seat four or more, but it has happened. Lamborghini's four-seaters range from ridiculous (the Rambo Lambo) to awesome (the Estoque). If you're a family man looking for some rationale to buy a Lamborghini, then you need to check out all of these legendary four-seat Lambos ahead. Your wife can't call it an impulse buy if it has a backseat.
What you're looking at is the Lamborghini Espada, a two-dour four-seater built by Lamborghini from 1968 to 1978. The Espada was initially offered with a 4.0 L 325bhp V12 engine, but that power output was eventually pushed to 350bhp. The Espada may look odd by the Raging Bull's current standards, but it was reportedly one of the most successful Lamborghinis of its day.
Lamborghini is said to have put its Estoque sedan concept on the shelf for the time being. The four-door supercar, first shown at 2008 Paris Motor Show, is easily more stylish and aggressive looking than other sport sedan (here's looking at you, Porsche Panamera). Lamborghini decided to go ahead with creating the Urus SUV, leaving the Estoque to languish in purgatory for an indefinite amount of time.
Rumor has it that Lamborghini is prepping a four-seat Aventador in time for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Aventador GT, as it's being called, is said to keep the stock version's mid-mounted V12 engine. The GT would reportedly feature rear suicide doors to help riders access the backseats. Geneva can't come quick enough.
The Urus is currently the most buzzed about four-seat Lamborghini. The beastly 4x4 would sport either a V10 or V12 engine and have somewhere around 600hp. Signs initially looked good for a production run of the Urus, but things have been slow as of late. Perhaps Volkswagen thinks that an SUV that sells for over $200,000 won't be profitable. To that the automotive community says: the Rambo Lambo.
The Rambo Lambo (officially known as the LM002) is easily the most famous four-seat Lamborghini. The over-the-top SUV was known as the ride of choice for rich oil barons and Arab royalty. Uday Hussein owned one-although his LM002 did meet an untimely end at the hands of the U.S. military. Fun fact: The LM002 was Lamborghini's first four-wheel-drive model.