Cars Coming Soon->Estoque, Evoque and a Buzzkill

The Lamborghini Buzzkill.

No, it’s not an all new 2,000 horsepower megacar designed to hit 0-60 in two seconds. The Lamborghini Buzzkill is news that the Raging Bull will not reveal the mighty Murcielago’s replacement at next week’s Paris Motor Show. We thought it would. In fact, we expected two new Lambos to debut at the show. Instead, we get this:

The company plans to show off a single new technology concept.

Oh.

AutoGuide cites an unnamed source as saying Lamborghini will show off a single concept with plenty of carbon fiber, a V10 engine and plenty of other tech the company will likely make use of on future models.

Not that it doesn’t sound exciting, but compared to the expectations it’s a bit of a letdown. We do have the above image of the Estoque sedan concept, which will have to pacify us until Lambo decides to unleash the goods officially. Maybe Lamborghini will surprise us in Paris still; it’s been known to happen!

From the Estoque we move to the similarly named but completely different Land Rover Evoque, which is guaranteed to show up in Paris. The Evoque is easily the sleekest (some say ugliest), lightest and most fuel efficient Rover to ever hit the streets. Sales will begin in fall of 2011.

Buyers can choose from three trim levels (or “themes” as LR calls them): Pure, a minimalistic take with 19-inch wheels and natural colors complemented by brushed metal trim adorning the insides; Prestige, a “bespoke exterior” treatment with exclusive 19-inch wheels paired with “an indulgent interior;” or Dynamic, with 19- or 20-inch wheels a reworked bodykit for a more confident stance, and a sportier cabin complete with perforated leather seats.

Power in the U.S. comes from a 2.0-liter engine using EcoBoost technology. Land Rover calls it the Si4 and it produces 240 horsepower that runs through a six-speed automatic transmission. This is the first Land Rover to be offered in front-wheel-drive.

Is the Land Rover Evoque brilliant, or a sell out of the brand?

-tgriffith

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