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.