After Ferruccio Lamborghini had cut all ties with the companies that he had created, the new owners wanted Lamborghini to have a younger approach. This meant entering motorsports, something Ferruccio had never intended for his cars.
The decision was made to enter the gruelling rally scene with the Paris-Dakar (now Dakar Rally) with a Rally-prepped Lamborghini LM002, the company’s full-fat four wheel drive SUV that featured the engine from a Lamborghini Countach, now pumping out 600+ hp in its rally spec.
Rally legend Sandro Munari was to drive the big brutal Lamborghini at its Paris-Dakar debut, but that moment never came. In 1988, the rally-prepped Lamborghini LM002 re-appeared in the Rally of Greece with Mario Mannucci behind the wheel, with Munari by his side as Co-pilot. While the LM002 has a great start, it couldn’t manage to finish the rally.
From fashion streets to desert tracks, the Lamborghini LM002 knew no boundaries.