Video] Jay Leno points out the ridiculous awesomeness of the Lamborghini LM002 image

Do you know which is one of the most famous off-roaders of the 1990s? If the title is not enough of a giveaway then you should go back to automotive school and do your homework properly.

Yes. It’s the 1990 Lamborghini LM002 – an off-roader made by a company that is specialized in delivering supercars and tractors, with full Italian flavor. While some could ironically say the LM002 was the middle point between those two categories, the “Rambo Lambo” is stil one of the coolest 4×4 ever made, right there in the Pantheon with the Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender. And if you need to be reminded why it’s so damned cool, here’s the petrolhead Jay Leno reminding you of the motifs, via the latest episode of his show, Jay Leno’s Garage. The LM002 got treated to the V12 soul of the Countach and then was designed for full off road usage patterns. Only 300 units were made, give or take a few, and the one presented is just the way it’s supposed to be – practically new. It has been serviced by Franco’s European and still looks ready to take on the Apocalypse head on.

Back when it was created it was also one of the most expensive vehicles on the planet as it started from about $120,000 – and as an added bonus just changing a tire can set you back a solid $4,300. Anyways, on point there’s a ZF five-speed manual transmission mated to a four-wheel drive system, an all-leather interior and it will even have a spiritual successor – the production version of the Urus prototype, scheduled for around 2018.

Via Jay Leno’s Garage