This is a persistent rumor: Lamborghini will build their own SUV. It was also already officially denied by Mr. Winkelmann, head of everything Lamborghini, however this source sticks to have found some clues that Lamborghini will offer a SUV in 2009. And the photoshops don’t look bad, our fingers are crossed.
The huge LM002, also known as the “Rambo Lambo” build for General Gadaffi in the 80s will soon have a successor. After many denials from the company, spy photographers caught a few prototype testing. Of course the real car was hidden under the sheetmetal of a Porsche Cayenne, but no one was deceived by this little disguise.
Under the bonnet where will be the same 5.0 liter V10 engine used in the Gallardo, but the weight of the SUV will make the car slower. Maximum output will be around 500 hp and the Lambo SUV will hit an estimated top speed of 175-180 mph.
The 2009 Lamborghini SUV will also get the 4.5 liter V8 engine used in the Cayenne. Also the European market will get the 5.9 litre V12 diesel engine used in the Audi Q7.
The SUV will be based on a modified Cayenne platform. The company wants to keep the producing cost as low as possible, so they ca obtain good money from it. The V10 engine and a Lamborghini style design will make this thing easier to achieve.
Source: Top Speed