Lamborghini Militaria

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The Lamborghini Militaria (Lamborghini LM series; the Rambo Lambos) were a series of off-road utility trucks produced by automotive manufacturer Lamborghini. It was started as an attempt at the military light utility truck market (the "jeep" market segment). The vehicles in the series are greatly reminiscent of the FMC XR311, and is in turn reminiscent of the Humvee (U.S. Army HMMWV). The series expanded into the luxury sport utility market, and its primary production run was the Lamborghini LM002, which sold over 300 units. It is considered the pioneer of the luxury sport utility market, all other comparable vehicles being utility rather than luxury. This chassis family existed from 1977 through 1993. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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Several successors to the Lamborghini Militaria were mooted.

In 1997, MegaTech, then owners of Lamborghini, initiated a project to create a new vehicle in the luxury SUV segment as successor to the LM002, codenamed LM003 (though this model number was already previously used), it would be called the Borneo or Galileo; and be similar to a Range Rover; as an Indonesian joint venture with Timor. The vehicle was designed by Nori Harada's team at SZ Design (formerly Zagato), which also built a mockup.[8][9]

In 2006, Lamborghini again tried to resurrect its SUV segment, with the Lamborghini Lagartijo (LM005). This would use the powerplant from the Lamborghini Murcielago in a chassis similar to the LM002.[10][11]

In 2010, Lamborghini, then owned by the Volkswagen Group, started the LM00X project that would become the Urus, with an Audi Q5 platform and Audi S7 V8 Turbo. In 2012, they unveiled a concept car, the Urus; which was similar to a Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga. The Urus concept vehicle would evolve into the 2019 production SUV Lamborghini Urus.[12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Máté Petrány (5 April 2013). "Ever Wondered Why Lamborghini Called Their SUV The LM002?". Jalopnik.
  2. ^ a b c d Jonny Lieberman (17 July 2007). "Rambo's Lambo: The Lamborghini LM002". Jalopnik.
  3. ^ a b c d e Dan Mihalascu (1 November 2017). "Lamborghini LM002: how the brand's first SUV entered history as the "Rambo Lambo"". DriveMag.
  4. ^ Dan Carney (19 January 2018). "Lamborghini Has No Plans to Bring Back the Ultra-Hardcore LM002 'Rambo Lambo'". Maxim.
  5. ^ "This is the original Lamborghini SUV". Top Gear. 20 April 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Jennifer Harrington. "Lamborghini LM: The "Rambo Lambo"". allpar.com.
  7. ^ Mark Smeyers (26 April 2010). "LM004 7000". LAMBOcars.
  8. ^ Mark Smeyers (28 June 2000). "LM003 BORNEO OR GALILEO". LamboCARS.
  9. ^ MÁTÉ PETRÁNY (14 December 2017). "The Lambo SUV That Never Was: LM003 Borneo". Road and Track.
  10. ^ "LAMBORGHINI LM005 LAGARTIJO". TopSpeed. 18 December 2006.
  11. ^ (in Italian) "Lamborghini LM005 Lagartijo". Quattro Mania. 6 April 2007.
  12. ^ Mihnea Radu (11 November 2010). "Lamborghini LM00X SUV a Reality?". Auto Evolution.
  13. ^ Jack Rix (4 December 2017). "It's the new Lamborghini SUV! Meet the Urus". Top Gear.
  14. ^ Chris Perkins (4 December 2017). "2019 Lamborghini Urus: World's Fastest SUV Revealed". Road and Track.

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