Lamborghini has decided to officially remind us their second only SUV – the Urus – is slated for the worldwide introduction event on December 4 in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.
There are talks of “exceptional power and torque” and “distinctive design and a very significant presence” – while also offering even “exceptional capabilities on off-road terrains, including sand” that will lead to the creation of “a new Super SUV class of its own.” Marketing talk, we know, but it surely builds up expectations around the LM002 – aka Rambo Lambo – spiritual successor. Speaking of, the company has decided to also present an homage to LM002, which actually retired exactly 25 years ago.
The idea behind it was to deliver “a high performance offroad vehicle for military use” at the end of the 1970s, but turned out to be one of the forefathers of luxury SUVs. The model came with an aluminum and fiberglass body, packing a Countach Quattrovalvole-sourced V12 engine with 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) and four-wheel drive, complete with transfer case, and three self-locking differentials. On perfect surfaces it was able to achieve more than 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour), while, using its special Pirelli Scorpion tires, on rough terrains it was capable of gradients higher than 120 percent. The modern take meanwhile switches to a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 good for 650 hp (484 kW) – and further down the line the company will also deliver a plug-in hybrid version.