Rambo Lambo available at Sotheby’s

A performance car manufacturer going against the grain and producing an SUV is a modern concept. The Porsche Cayenne helped change the market in the early 2000s and now you have SUV offering from Maserati, Aston Martin, and Ferrari. A performance car manufacturer producing an SUV makes sense. You have a greater market for luxury SUVs than two-seat performance cars and sometimes you have to make tough choices and alter your image to pay the rent.

1991 Lamborghini LM002
1991 Lamborghini LM002

Lamborghini has joined the field and produces the Urus but that isn’t their first SUV.

At the 1986 Brussels Motor Show Lamborghini introduced the LM002. It had a stronger resemblance to a Humvee than a Countach and featured a luxurious interior with room for six. Its target market was transportation for energy executives and royalty through the unforgiving desert landscape of the Middle East oil fields. It garnered the nickname “Rambo Lambo” when Sylvester Stallone was rumored to be an early adopter of the luxury SUV.

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