When you take a look at this car, the first thing that surprises you is the automaker. Lamborghini has a reputation for manufacturing optimal performance sports car. The ruggedness in performance and appearance is quite a brilliant and fresh perspective from the Italian automaker.
Many might not even know that even before the production of exotic Lamborghini Urus supercar, there was the existence of the LM002, which is known as Lamborghini truck. The acronym “LM002” stands for Lamborghini Militia 002. Indeed, it has the appearance of a vehicle used by the military. The first production started between 1986 and 1993 by the Italian automaker.
The Lamborghini LM002 | Top Gear
At that time, it was a departure by Lamborghini, who was known for producing sports cars. Known as the Rambo Lambo, the LM002 was the successor to the Cheetah and LM001 prototype SUV that were produced in the 1970s. These cars were powered by AMC and Chrysler 8-cylinder engines.
With a peak speed of 210km/hr, weight can't slow this beast down
The military style SUV features a strong 5litre V12 from a rock solid aluminum and fiberglass body and also a Countach Quattrovalvole. The Lamborghini Militia 002 has the capacity to reach a peak speed of 210km/hr and ascend a gradient of 120%. It accelerates from a standstill of 0-100 in 7.8 secs.
Taking a look at the wheels, the Lamborghini truck is weighed 5,900 pounds. This makes it 1000 pound heavier than the super Urus SUV. Knowing the automaker couldn’t compromise on the quality of tyre to carry this heavy truck. The company adopted tires that were specially designed and produced by Pirelli to ensure top grip performance on soft and rough terrains.
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With the specially designed Pirelli tyre, the off-roader is made for every kind of road
328 units of LM002 have been produced so far. If you already eyeing this magnificent truck by Lamborghini, you should know it doesn’t come cheap. To get one, the price starts with $120,000 as at then, which makes it worth $264,000 as of today. That is approximately 94 million nairas. This rugged and powerful off roader is often sold to affluent and powerful people in the world. Libyan army during the reign of Gadhafi, Saudis and the son of Saddam Hussein also bought out of these LM002 trucks.
Recently, a pristine was bought at the RM Sotheby’s auction for a whopping $300,000 (₦108m). This is definitely a luxury truck for the rich. If you are an average income earner and you are already thinking of getting one for yourself, well, all the best!
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