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It's been a while since we last heard rumors of a Lamborghini LM002 revival, so we figured it was high time to dip our toe back into the Rambo Lambo waters. Auto Express is reporting that Lamborghini and Porsche, both under the control of the far-reaching Volkswagen Group, are considering a collaboration that would see a new Italian SUV be built atop the platform that will underpin the next Porsche Cayenne.

Instead of the V6 and V8 engines (also available in hybrid and turbocharged guises...) used by Porsche, the Lamborghini 'ute would reportedly use one of the Italian firm's trusty V12 powerplants. Auto Express quotes unnamed sources as saying the Lambo SUV is seen as a competitive advantage over rival Ferrari. While Lamborghini has a history building military-spec machinery like the LM002 (coupled with its history in farm equipment), Ferrari purists would surely shun anything but a true sports car from Maranello.

In addition to the SUV, a production version of the four-door Lamborghini Estoque, which would use a platform shared with the Porsche Panamera and also likely an Audi A9 and future entry-level Bentley models, would also be on the menu. Might these two future Lamborghini machines constitute the "everyday" model line the automaker is looking for? Time will tell.

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      • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        The rich get richer and that's even more true in a bad economy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yuck, ugly has hit a new high. It's the Rambo look for the gated community crowd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      stop it...just stop
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugh. Not this rumor again. The SUV craze is finally dieing down. I could see Lambo producing a 4-door sedan (along the lines of the Reventon concept based on the Panamera), before I'll believe that they'll make another SUV.
      Evan McMiller
      • 4 Years Ago
      Been in an original LM002 and it was just a crazy car...hopefully whatever they can come up with will live up to that. I have to say, a lamborghini-modified Cayenne platform with the new V12 up front sounds...amazing.
      Bill Burke
      • 4 Years Ago
      This would support the rumors of a Maserati SUV based on the far superior Jeep Grand Cherokee platform. Two engine choices have been mentioned, a Ferarri V-8 and the Dodge Viper V-10. This would easily trump the Lambo in every area, but we will see...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I saw the LM002 last year and just have to say just remake it with a nicer interior. No SUV can match the looks.
      Alphonso Carioti
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bad timing for a bad idea!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Funny they say Porsche Cayenne. Shouldn't they go to the root and call it a Volkswagen. Thats where the platform started.
      Carlos Cruz
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess VW will be adding a new member to the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform. Volkswagen Touareg Porsche Cayenne Audi Q7
      • 4 Years Ago
      With the design of the Aventador a SUV styled closely to the LM002 actually wouldn't be out of place. No curves, just sharp straight lines like current Lambos and the LM002 would be nice!
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