Lamborghini LM005 Lagartijo

Automotive Design 21 Dec 2006
Lamborghini LM005 Lagartijo

Italian magazine Infomotori.com has published a modern reinterpretation of the 1980’s Lamborghini LM 002 off-road. The author of the renderings is Andrea Rosati.


The name

Lamborghini LM 005 Lagartijo

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 concept

The idea behind this concept was to create a heir and a successor of the 1980’s LM002 extreme off-road vehicle.

Lamorghini LM002Lamorghini 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.

For additional images and information visit Infomotori.com.

About the author

For Italian magazine Virtual Car, Andrea Rosati has already created some renderings of future vehicles like the Alfa Romeo 4C Junior, Alfa Romeo 169 and Porsche Panamera.

(Source: Infomotori.com)

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