The name has a double meaning LM005 states the chronological succession from the LM002, while "Lagartijo" was the nickname for legendary bullfighter Rafael Molina Sànchez.
As the story tells, in the late afternoon of the 5th October 1879, after a fiercely fought contest in the arena of Cordoba, a bull named Murcielago from the stud farm of Joaquin del Val di Navarra had his life spared by the famous matador Rafael Molina “Lagartijo”.
This was a very rare occurrence in bullfighting, and an honor accorded only to those bulls that have shown exceptional courage and spirit in the arena.
And Murcielago was indeed such a bull. He was subsequently donated to the breeder Antonio Miura, and went on to father a formidable line of fighting bulls that extends right down to the present day.
The idea behind this concept was to create a heir and a successor of the 1980’s LM002 extreme off-road vehicle.
Lamorghini LM002 (1986)
The original Lamborghini LM002 was the result of a partnership between the Italian manufacturer and the US Army.
This huge vehicle (4.9 meters long, 2 meters wide and 1.8 meters tall, for a total weight of 2600 kg) was produced in just 328 units, with 60 vehicles specifically created for the North American market.
It was powered by a 450-hp 5167 cc engine that equipped the Lamborghini Countach sportscar.
Performance figures were a top speed of 210 km/h and a 0-100 sprint in 7.8 seconds.
For its creation, Infomotori has supposed a V12 engine with a 6.5 liters displacement and 640-hp. At the moment the LM005 Lagartijo is a pure speculation, since Lamborghini has no plans of producing a high-performance SUV. Anyway, given the know-how developed by VW Group in the SUV niche, this could be a possibility in the next future.
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