The boss of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, has revealed details about several new models from the Italian supercar maker including the possibility of a new SUV. First and foremost, Winkelmann has quashed rumours of a front-engined vehicle built along the lines of the original Espada, stating that “any future Lamborghini sports car needs to be both mid-engined and four-wheel drive.” Further, there will definitely be no production version of the retro designed Miura concept car, which was built to celebrate the history of Lamborghini. Instead, the company is looking towards the future for its latest designs.

The first all new model is likely to be performance SUV, which Winkelmann believes could fit well in Lamborghini’s lineup. The new vehicle, which could be introduced as early as 2008, will be based on the same platform as Audi’s upcoming Q5. In the immediate future, expect to see updated versions of Lamborghini’s current cars, including a roadster version of the LP640 due next year as well as a lightened Gallardo with rear-wheel drive. A Murciélago replacement is also on the cards, and is likely to feature a new V12 engine based on the smaller V10 from the Gallardo. Pictured above is a rendering of a potential Lamborghini SUV by Autobild.