This Lamborghini LM002 Can Teach the Urus a Thing or Two About Manly Design

Manly designs are not a bad thing if your point was to create an in your face design that the Urus was supposedly supposed to be. It’s all about having the boldness of doing something that could be perceived as wrong. That is exactly what Lamborghini did with the LM002 in 1989.

LM stands for Lamborghini Militaria, a series of military vehicles that gave us one production model in the guise of the 002. In addition to the military-spec chassis and over-the-top capability off the beaten track, this “Lambo” happened to be audacious under the hood as well thanks to the 5.2-liter V12 off the Countach. Indeed, a supercar engine befits a super SUV.


Now take a look at the Urus. Not only does it have this certain familiarity to its looks, but the Raging Bull of Sant’Agata Bolognese had to utilize a Volkswagen Group platform instead of a no-nonsense tubular steel frame. The twin-turbo V8 doesn’t have the aural qualities of a twelve-cylinder engine either, and even though it’s one of the most exciting SUVs in production today, the Urus can’t hold a candle to the LM002 in terms of audacity. Only 328 units were ever produced.

Because it weighs approximately three tones and the five-speed transmission has its limitations, the Rambo Lambo can’t do better than 125 mph (201 kph) and 60 mph (97 mph) in 7.7 seconds.