• Mar 20th 2007 at 4:02PM
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American forces in Iraq have finally killed Saddam Hussein's son's...car. While his megalomaniacal father garnered the lion's share of notoriety, Saddam's cruel depravity was exceeded by his eldest son's, the erstwhile heir apparent to the Iraqi presidency who was known for murdering people he didn't like at parties and torturing Olympic athletes. It only makes sense that a monster of a person should have driven a monster of an automobile: the Lamborghini LM002.

For those unacquainted with the LM002, picture the offspring of a one-night-stand between an exotic Italian supercar and a tank, and you've got an approximate idea. The truck is known to guzzle gas like a fratboy funnels beer, but that posed little concern for a family with all the oil in the world but no one to sell it to.

According to reports, Uday's "Rambo Lambo", already on its last leg and limping to the grave, was recovered by American soldiers who, apparently failing to identify the significance of the vehicle, used it to test explosives. And so, like the fate of its owner, Uday's Lamborghini was no more. The world may be a better place without the Husseins, but we'll mourn the truck.

[Source: Lamborghini Registry via Jalopnik]

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm... All the crude oil in the world, and no-one to sell it to? The only reason the Mighty U.S. of A. killed the Husseins, was because they demanded payment for their oil in EURO, as Saddam knew the U.S. dollar was soon to be worthless, and he didn't want his country ripped off!! Good luck IRAN/IRAQ, you'll need it!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      craziness... i jacked his oil cap... its on ebay right now. and i agree, why the hell would you destroy that? still a complete v12 under the hood and they wouldnt let us do anything with it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Watching BBC 2 days ago, one of it's reporters was on one of our 2 Aircraft Carriers that are off the shores of Kuwait.

      Turns out we are still sending fighter planes out everyday loaded with bombs to help support US field troops.

      Who are we bombing?

      Saddam used a heavy hand to keep all of these religious fanatics that occupy Iraq at bay... he's gone and chaos has followed and now the UNITED STATES is doing the same thing Saddam did.... KILL IRAQI FANATICS.

      I am so beyond listening to people try to justify what we are doing over there.

      US Troops blowing up Saddam's sons rare car.... so F*cking What.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Didn't they first name it the Cheetah?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Morons. Some things you never do - destroying a very rare lambo is one of them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      w00t for America!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I believe the story is not entirly accurate.

      Uday was a well-known owner of luxury cars, he had underground garages housing hundreds of the world's rarest vehicles. During the invasion, he ordered all his cars be torched. So hundreds of luxury and one-of-a-kind vehicles went up in flames.

      During the assault on the Hussein brother's hiding place, US troops tried to hotwire Uday's Lambo (I'm guessing it was the one pictured).

      The shootout was pretty intense and I'd expect this car suffered alot of damage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Istead if bombing it, they should have taked it!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "test explosives"?

      Do you seriously thing they were doing a serious explosive test? On those controled facilities?

      The explosives are incredibly tested before going to war cenarios: they aren't tested there!

      That was just another common stupid way to have a laugh and spend some time, wasting explosives and exploding other peoples properties (not to mention lifes).

      I despise it, sorry...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Only about 300 of those were made. This is a sad day in automotive history. Ignorant soldiers. They should be punished.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sweet! I want to blow up a Lambo. I think I need to enlist.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I feel sory for the LM002, but not its owner.
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