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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