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Lamborghini reminisces over LM002

25 years since first Lambo SUV ended production

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We’ve been reporting that the soon to be unveiled Lamborghini Urus would be the first SUV to come from the famed Italian sports car manufacturer.

But, if you want to get technical, Lamborghini did build this vehicle, the LM002 back in the 1980’s.

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Don’t remember it? Well, it wasn’t a big seller, and very few came to Australia – though a few ended up in the garages of A-list Hollywood celebrities.

Those seen getting about in the LM002 back in the day included Sylvester Stallone (it was even dubbed the dubbed the “Rambo-Lambo”).

It was the first all-wheel drive ever built by Lamborghini.

Lamborghini LM002 Key Data:

  • Originally designed for military use (with rear engine)
  • Powered by 5.2 litre 450hp V12 engine (front placement)
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Featured run-flat Pirelli tyres
  • Massive 290 litre fuel tanks

In total, just 328 Lamborghini LM002s were made before production was ended exactly 25 years ago this week.

Marking that anniversary, and with the Urus on the horizon, Lamborghini said today that the LM002 was an extraordinary automobile that was the father of luxury SUVs.

Turning heads in sophisticated city streets, the LM002 was equally at home in dirt, gravel and snow.

We will bring you all the details on the new Lamborghini SUV, the Urus, as further details come to hand.

In the meantime, do you have Lamborghini LM002 memories to share? Maybe you owned one, got to drive one, or just remember seeing someone.

Leave us a comment below.

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