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 Lamborghini LM002 aka "Lamborghini truck" is an off-road sport utility vehicle, or S.U.V., that was built by "Lamborghini Automobili" the Lamborghini automobile company between 1986 and 1993. The LM002 was an unusual departure for Lamborghini which, at the time, was primarily known for high-performance, hand-built, super/sports cars.
The LM002 was not the first of its kind to be built by Lamborghini. Two prototype vehicles, the Cheetah and the LM001, paved the way for LM002. Both vehicles used rear-mounted American power plants and were intended for military use, but were not well received.
With the idea of using a front mounted countach V12 to power the LM001 came the next model, the "LM002", which was the first of the three to see actual production by Lamborghini.