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Cars, Culture

November 7th, 2017

Paris-Dakar Rally Lamborghini LM002 Rambo LamboAfter 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.

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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.

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