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Lamborghini LM001

Lamborghini LM001


The Lamborghini LM001 was a prototype offroad vehicle designed and built by Lamborghini. It was first revealed at the 1981 Geneva Auto Show with the new Jalpa.

Despite the failure of the Cheetah project, the idea of a Lamborghini offroad vehicle was still very much alive, and with new capitol from deep pocketed investors, the Cheetah concept was redesigned into the LM001. Only now instead of using a Chrysler engine, they chose to go with a 180 hp 5.9L AMC built V8, with the intention of offering the V12 from the Countach for production models.

Unfortunately, it was not the choice of engine that again lead to failure of the design. It was the placement of the engine in the rear, which gave unfavorable handling characteristics when accelerating. Only a single LM001 was produced.

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Lamborghini Models
Current models: Reventón | Murciélago LP640 | Murciélago LP640 Roadster | Murcielago Spider | Gallardo | Gallardo Spyder

Historic models: Miura | Countach | Diablo | Espada | Silhouette | Jalpa | 350GT | 400GT | Islero | Jarama | LM002 | Urraco

Concept models: Athon | Bravo | Cala | Cheetah | Concept S | Flying Star II | 3500GTZ | Genesis | LM001 | LM003 | LM004 | LMA002 | Marco Polo | Marzal | Miura Concept | Portofino | Raptor

Owned Group:Volkswagen | Audi | SEAT | Škoda | Bentley | Bugatti | Lamborghini

Lamborghini road car timeline
Type 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Owner Ferruccio Lamborghini Rossetti/Leimer receivership Mimram Chrysler M'tec/V'Power Audi
FR GT 350GT
2+2 400GT Islero Jarama
Coupé Espada
RMR V8/V10 Silhouette Jalpa Gallardo
2+2 Urraco
V12 Miura Countach Diablo Murciélago
Supercar Reventón
SUV LM002