Audi is reportedly planning to develop a new A9 model that would sit atop its current A8 flagship in the German luxury brand’s lineup. The coupe-styled luxury sedan would target the Porsche Panamera, as well as high-end coupes like the Mercedes CL.
An inside source at Audi, speaking to AutoCar, commented that, “The project isn’t officially confirmed for production, but work is progressing on the business case, both at an accountancy and engineering level.”
Developed off of the current A8’s platform, the modified chassis could then serve as the basis for a Lamborghini 4-door based off of the Estoque concept. Like with the product sharing between the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo, engineering similarities will be used to cut costs, but each vehicle would get its own unique engine.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann in speaking with AutoCar, made it clear that development of such a model would only be possible through shared resources with another VW Group brand.