To mark the confirmation Lamborghini will finally reveal its new ‘super-SUV’, the firm arranged a photoshoot with the original LM002, showing the mighty V12-engined machine in all its glory. It even bought along a period 1980s Lamborghini Countach, which donated its 450hp 5.2-litre V12 to the LM002.
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The LM002 was an extraordinary beast: it could rush up gradients of 120 percent, its Pirelli Scorpion tyres could ‘float’ across soft sand and it could run at speeds of over 125mph. Amazing for the 1980s, which is why Lamborghini sold 300 of the between 1986 and 1992.
It will be hoping to sell plenty more of the new Urus, which has been teased in concept form for years: it was first shown back in 2012. Lamborghini’s promising “exceptional power and torque, distinctive design and a very significant presence”.
Like the LM002, it will have “exceptional [that word again] capabilities on off-road terrains, including sand,” but, arguably unlike the 1980s Lambo monster-SUV, it will be impressive back on road, too.
Likely derived from the same architecture as the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga, the new Lamborghini Urus will probably cost in excess of £150,000. It will join a growing high-performance SUV sector that will be joined by supercar rivals such as Aston Martin in coming years: heavens, even Ferrari is considering making an SUV…
In pictures: Lamborghini LM002