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|Body and chassis|
|Power output||332 bhp (248 kW; 337 PS)|
|Transmission||5-speed ZF manual|
|Curb weight||2,600 kg (5,732 lb)|
The Lamborghini LMA002 (Lamborghini Militaria anteriore 002; front-engined military Lamborghini 002) was a prototype offroad vehicle designed and built by Lamborghini. It was a followup to the LM001 and was first presented at the 1982 Geneva Auto Show.
Finally seeing the problems with their initial designs (the Cheetah, and the LM001), Lamborghini decided to move the engine to the front. This required a redesign of the entire chassis. This was also the first time the V12 engine from the Countach was actually used in an offroad vehicle, producing 332 bhp (248 kW; 337 PS) and 314 lb⋅ft (426 N⋅m) of torque, significantly more power than its predecessors. The redesign used a tubular steel spaceframe and increased the overall weight to 2,600 kg (5,732 lb). Moving the engine also freed up a large amount of space in the rear, which allowed for enough room to fit 6 more passengers, for a total of 10.
The increased weight required a suspension redesign and the addition of power steering. A five speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch was used. Also, for the first time the four wheel drive capabilities could be turned off, allowing the vehicle to become only rear-wheel drive when desired. The body panels were all very straight and flat to facilitate the addition of armor plating, and the entire roof and doors could be removed.
Only the single LMA002 would be produced, but after many alterations and adjustments, the design was determined fit for production and became the LM002.
- Dan Mihalascu (1 November 2017). "Lamborghini LM002: how the brand's first SUV entered history as the "Rambo Lambo"". DriveMag.
- Lamborghini. "Lamborghini LM002". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
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