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CEO Says Lamborghini Has Considered Making A Modern-Day LM002

Lamborghini has considered remaking their iconic off-road LM002, according to chief executive Stefano Domenicali.

The Italian company is already in the SUV market with their Urus, yet this vehicle is nothing like the LM002 and the focus is on-road.

Speaking to Motor Trend, Domenicali revealed that a return of the "Rambo Lambo" is possible but wasn't drawn into revealing much more.

"Lamborghini has also looked into the feasibility of doing a hardcore off-roader, a true LM002 successor," the publication's report reads. "As the brand is well aware, Jeep Wrangler sales are stronger than ever (the 15th best-selling vehicle in America in 2018), and there's already a yearlong wait to get the new AMG G 63.

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"Because of the Rambo Lambo, Sant'Agata has the authenticity needed to bring a near-military off-roader to market. Also driving their interest is the fact that values of LM002s are through the roof. Not only that, but customers are approaching Lamborghini hoping to buy the modern classic. However, as only 347 were ever built, the demand massively outstrips the supply."

There's no doubting Lamborghini's ability to bring the LM002 back with very modern-day capabilities. A mix of the SUVs off-road prowess and a V8, V10 or V12 engine is quite an amazing dream and if it were to ever come into fruition, we can imagine just how much of a craze it will be.

The LM002 was produced from 1986 to 1993 but less than 350 were ever made. Apart from the brick-like aerodynamics created by the stern body, the Rambo Lambo was popular for its off-road capabilities and the Countach naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V12 engine with the option of a 7.2-liter V12 built for class 1 offshore powerboats.

There is still a huge demand for the LM002 and prices have soared as a result, so bringing the respectable, heavy-duty SUV back would definitely mean good business for Lamborghini.

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