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1986 Lamborghini LM002

In 1981, brutish Lamborghini LM002 was a part military, part SUV, part maniac and 100% awesome.It was dubbed the “Rambo-Lambo”. The LM002 had with four-wheel drive, seating for four, and more than enough room for luggage, resulting in a vehicle that could go anywhere and one that makes no compromises.

Aside from the obvious addition of rear seats, the LM002’s interior is instantly familiar to anyone who has spent time in a Countach. Wood and leather is abundant, and even though the V-12 sits in front of the driver rather than behind, the exhaust note is still unmistakable, as its engine was sourced from none other than the Countach.

444 hp, 5,167 cc four-valve DOHC V-12 engine with six Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel hydraulic ventilated disc brakes. Feeding that thirsty V-12 engine was a massive 76-gallon fuel tank, which helped accommodate its 8-mpg fuel consumption. Its performance was extraordinary, as it could complete a 0–60 mph run in just 7.7 seconds, which was incredible considering the LM002’s curb weight was 5,720 pounds!


In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $65 000 usd
engine V12
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5167 cc / 315.3 in³
bore 85.5 mm / 3.37 in
stroke 75 mm / 2.95 in
compression 9.5:1
power 335.6 kw / 450.0 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output 87.09 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 500.3 nm / 369.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Aluminium & Fibreglass Panels
driven wheels Front Engine / 4WD
front tires 325/65VR-17
rear tires 325/65VR-17
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 43.2 x 27.9 cm / 17.0 x 11.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 27.9 cm / 17.0 x 11.0 in
steering Recirculating Ball w/Power Assist
curb weight 2700 kg / 5952 lbs
wheelbase 3000 mm / 118.1 in
front track 1615 mm / 63.6 in
rear track 1615 mm / 63.6 in
length 4900 mm / 192.9 in
width 2000 mm / 78.7 in
height 1850 mm / 72.8 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.99:1, 1.90:1, 1.33:1, 1.00:1, 0.89:1, :1
final drive 4.125:1
top speed ~210 kph / 130.5 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.7 seconds

Lamborghini LM002 Auction Prices

1986 Lamborghini LM002

1989 Lamborghini LM002 – sold for $77,000 – This example comes from a noted private California collection. It has been kept in climate-controlled storage, was properly maintained and is reportedly in outstanding condition. We are informed that the car runs and drives very well and that the air conditioning blows cold. In fact, the car even received a new set of Scorpion tires, made especially by Lamborghini in recent years to satisfy the needs of owners who had worn theirs down. Only 301 LM002s were built in total. They rarely come to market, much less in such outstanding condition. For those in search of something a little out of the ordinary and who see little excitement in a G55 AMG Mercedes-Benz or a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, this is the way to go! Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey