Lamborghini CEO Admits They Have Considered A Modern-Day LM002

Lamborghini chief executive Stefano Domenicali has revealed that the Italian car manufacturer has indeed considered building a hardcore off-roader similar in philosophy to the iconic LM002.

The automaker already builds an SUV in the form of the Urus. However, the Urus is focused on on-road performance and comfort and is not really a modern-day LM002. Lamborghini knows this and, according to Domenicali, has looked into the feasibility of building a true successor to the ‘Rambo Lambo.’

Domenicali recently confirmed the report while speaking with Motor Trend, but refused to state anything more about the vehicle and it remains unclear if the car manufacturer still thinks it is feasible to build such a vehicle.

If they do want to build a hardcore off-roader, they certainly have the pedigree to do it. Just imagine, a vehicle with significant off-road capabilities but powered by a V8, V10, or V12 engine and complete with a Lamborghini badge.

Prices of original LM002s have soared in recent years thanks to impressive demand for the vehicle, so there’s obviously a customer base for a hardcore Lamborghini SUV.

The LM002 was produced between 1986 and 1993 and only 328 examples were ever built. Beyond the boxy bodywork which gave it brick-like aerodynamics, the LM002 became popular thanks to its off-roading prowess and the use of the Countach’s naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V12 engine or, optionally, a 7.2-liter V12 that Lamborghini built for class 1 offshore powerboats.

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  • ace_9

    It would make more sense than Urus… So, why not.

  • Bash

    Or there is really no market for a rugged SUV anymore. Everybody is moving away from off-roading and more toward a sporty or more civilized cars. Besides “human” have built so much that there is no more many lands left to concur I guess.
    It makes me sad really saying all that above.

    • ace_9

      Yes, yes, surely there is no-one in the world who would buy a hummer-like lambo. It would certainly not became an insanely cool status symbol. G-wagons, land-rovers and wranglers are here only to prove your point I think. Enough is enough, everybody is moving away from off-roading now 😀


    • ace_9

      I agree. There are many rich people in certain age, who feel like an aventador is not really appropriate for them and urus is also a little bit too sporty and young-ish. But a man who at least secretly does not admire a huge hummer-like off-roader with a lambo engine in it, is not a real man. So, I say, they would have troubles to supply the huge demand 😀

  • EyalN

    Stefano Domenicali wanted to have a real SUV but the accountants at VW wanted to make a cheap car made with VW parts

  • MarketAndChurch

    In marketing terms, this basically means that this is going to be an upcoming product, assuming no major cost cutting at VW prevents that from happening.

  • benT



    I’m trying to understand the thinking behind how they figured the Urus was even worth considering. I’ve seen a handful on the road in OC. Rather forgettable. I feel certain you would’nt say that about an evolved LM002. No harm Lambo…just make like you meant to roll ’em out in this order.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    That should have been the path to follow. And i believe old Ferruccio would have done so. But things in overconsolidated groups go different. And the quality and taste of the customers has become inversely proportional to their spending power.

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