1986 / 1992
In 1977, the US Army issued an invitation to tender to specialist manufacturers for the design and production of a special all-terrain vehicle capable of transporting men and equipment to any war zone. Lamborghini presented its Cheetah prototype, renamed LM 001. The Hummer was chosen. But Lamborghini, certain of the real qualities and superiority of its machine, decided to launch production and presented the “civilian” version in 1986 under the name LM 002. This behemoth, which benefits from the Countach’s 450bhp V12 engine, was mainly sold in the United States and the Middle East (the Saudi army ordered 40 of them), and an estate version was even built for the Sultan of Brunei.