Lamborghini LM001

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Lamborghini LM001
1981 Lamborghino LM001 prototipo.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerLamborghini
Production1981 (1 built)
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
LayoutRear-engine, four-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine5.9-litre AMC V8
Dimensions
Weight2,100 kg
Chronology
PredecessorLamborghini Cheetah
SuccessorLamborghini LMA002

The Lamborghini LM001 is an off-road vehicle made by Lamborghini in 1981. It was first revealed at the 1981 Geneva Auto Show along with the new-at-the-time Lamborghini Jalpa.[1]

The LM001 was made for military use, but only one prototype was ever made. This was because the rear-engine design made the car handle poorly.[2]

History[change | change source]

Even though the previously made Lamborghini Cheetah was a failure, Lamborghini still wanted to make an off-road military vehicle. The Cheetah concept was redesigned into the LM001. Unlike the Cheetah's Chrysler engine, the LM001 prototype had a 134 kW 5.9-litre AMC-built V8. The V12 from the Countach was supposed to be used for production models.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Petrány, Máté. "Ever Wondered Why Lamborghini Called Their SUV The LM002?". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  2. Lamborghini. "Lamborghini LM002". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  3. Limited, Last Gear Publishing & Mobiventura. "Lamborghini LM002: how the brand's first SUV entered history as the "Rambo Lambo"". Drive Mag. Retrieved 2019-01-04.