As Lamborghini gets Ready to debut its new Urus SUV, the Italian automaker is looking back at its LM002.
Isn’t the organization’s first utility car. In fact, the Urus arrives 25 years following the Lamborghini LM002 ceased production. Widely regarded as the “father of luxury SUVs,” Lamborghini Polo Storico revived LM002chassis-number 12231 in the Lamborghini museum so everybody can appreciate a little bit of its history.
According Into the Italian automaker, the Lamborghini LM002’s development started as a project to develop a high speed, off-road car for military use in the end of the 1970s with the title of Cheetah. The project was then restored in 1981 together with the LM001 with Lamborghini engineer Giulio Alfieri in the helm. The LM001 was an innovative concept using a rear-mounted engine, and has been followed by the LMA prototype with a front-mounted powertrain.
The Manufacturing LM002 first made its debut at the 1986 Brussels Auto Show, which merged the final design featuring a V12 engine in the Countach Quattrovalvole, a 5.2-liter engine with 450 horsepower. Lamborghini’s first SUV featured an aluminium and fiberglass body, a four-wheel-drive transmission, transfer case, and also three self-locking differentials.
It was capable of surpassing gradients of 120 percent when reaching speeds of over 124 miles (200 km/h). Additionally, it wore specially-developed Pirelli Scorpion tires, providing it “drifting” capacities across soft surfaces like sand, while remaining highly durable in warm states.
A Total of 300 units were created from 1986 to 1992 and now, 25 decades Afterwards, Lamborghini is ready to present a brand new Super SUV class of its Own using the Urus.