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Born out of the Lamborghini LM 001 project and the previous Cheetah, the Lamborghini LM 002 was the first real off-road vehicle to be unveiled by Automobili Lamborghini at the Geneva Auto Show in 1982. Its production started in 1986.
Despite the considerable weight, the performance of the hefty LM 002 was on par with the supercars which Automobili Lamborghini had accustomed its public to.
With its powerful V12 engine and all-wheel drive, the LM 002 could climb a 120% gradient and reached a top speed of 210 km/h, with an acceleration of 0 to 100 in 7.8 seconds.
With the LM 002, Lamborghini created a forerunner of the high-powered SUVs that only made an appearance a decade later.
The LM 002 was equipped with a rock-solid aluminum and fiberglass body. Its tyres were specially developed by Pirelli with a view to provide top grip performance on both soft and uneven terrains.
In this model, aerodynamics and lightweight principles were put aside in order to build a real off-road giant, able to "intimidate the enemy."
The interior was also designed according to such formidable principles, however leather upholstery and air conditioning were among the options available for the LM 002.