Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Long before the Porsche Cayenne roamed the streets, long before Spyker ever dreamt of making what it calls a "Super Sport Utility Vehicle", and long before Veritas hatched plans for an aircraft-powered sport-ute, there was the Lamborghini LM002. Initially devised for the same sort of application as the original Hummer, the "Lambo Rambo", as it was known, was a pioneer in the exotic SUV market. It was powered by the same 450-horsepower V12 as the Lamborghini Countach – the poster child for exotic sportscars in the era of excess – and could climb rocks with the best of 'em.
The LM002 was made as a four-door pickup truck, but the Sultan of Brunei had a special wagon version built. He later sold it to one Bernd Pischetsrieder, the former chief executive of BMW and the Volkswagen group (which now owns Lamborghini). It had room for seven, and packed all the latest amenities you'd expect from a luxury sport-ute, from DVD players and televisions to burlwood veneer panels and sumptuous leather upholstery. It's now up for sale in Germany at an undisclosed price, but you can bet it'll cost a truckload.