To many, the Ursa was the groundbreaking SUV from Lamborghini that changed the world forever, but The Italian Stallion of supercars has been off this road before, and they did it well in the ’90s too. The Lamborghini LM002 unpaved the way for a super SUV from the pinnacle of late-century speed and extravagance. While the Diablo may have the car on every Trapper-Keeper in ’93, superstars like Sylvester Stallone and Tina Turner were beating the streets in the LM002. It even got the nickname “The Rambo Lambo.”
The chance to own one has always been limited, with production ending after 328 units, but a very clean and well-equipped unit is heading off the trail and onto the Sotheby’s auction block. You’ll be bidding on a legendary Lambo that has become one of the most sought-after vehicles from the automotive megastar line-up. It’s not just the hype powering this collector-level status, though. The LM0002 is as capable as we’ve come to expect from Lamborghini, only with a totally different way to get there.
At six feet tall and weighing three tons, it’s powered by a modified Countach V-12 putting out 444 BHP. Considering it weighs as much as a couple of Aventadors, the modest 118mph is pretty damn impressive. 0-60 in slightly less than eight seconds isn’t too shabby either, considering the less than streamlined shape, and it’s got selectable two or four-wheel drive options for whatever terrain you find yourself on. In true Lambo fashion, though, performance must be met with interior opulence.
This particular LM002 is a beast on and off the road, but it’s a well-put-together cabin swathed in leather at every touchpoint. Wood trim on the doors, dash, and console all finish the movie villain package perfectly. The cream-colored leather interior is a fantastic contrast to the “Dark Blue” exterior with the Red Lamborghini Taurus symbols and lettering. The vibe is right, and I can only hear Robin Leach describing this from a garage on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” like I’m skipping school at my grandma’s house.
If you’re looking for your shot at the Ultimate 90’s flex, this Lamborghini LM002 is expected to go for around $275k-$350k when it’s on the block at RM Sotheby’s on June 16th. For more on jaw-dropping auctions and everything else motor-powered, check out the #auto section at theculturecurators.com.
Photos via RM Sotheby’s