Rendering: This Lamborghini Pickup Doesn’t Care About Your Feelings
What if the LM002 will actually have a real successor?by Alina Moore, on LISTEN 03:02
The Cheetah was Lamborghini’s first attempt to develop an off-road vehicle. The model is based on FMC’s XR311 prototype developed for the military in 1970 and featured a fiberglass body. Under the hood, it had a 5.9-liter Chrysler engine that delivered a total of 180 horsepower. However, the fact that the engine was placed in the rear gave the Cheetah very poor handling characteristics and the U.S. Army never got to test it. Instead of the Cheetah, Lamborghini developed the LM002 - a model with a similar design and a 12-cylinder engine from the Lamborghini Countach mounted in the front.
Neither of those models were real trucks. And with Lamborghini offering an SUV now, the idea of and Lamborghini truck has been floating around. Our sister site, HotCars, tried to imagine what a Lamborghini truck would look like, and the result is quite impressive.
If Lamborghini will decide to build a ruck the problem is that there is no platform for it. In fact, the Italian company never had a platform for a truck. The only possibility will be the same one that underpins for the Volkswagen Amarok and other models like the Ford Ranger. As for the engine, Lamborghini has a few options. The first option would be the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine found in the Urus SUV. However, while in the SUV the engine delivers a total of 641 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque, for the truck the output needs to be increased by at least 100 horsepower if Lamborghini wants its truck to be relevant on the market. keep in mind that the future Ford F-150 Raptor R is rumored to deliver 760 horsepower, while its biggest competitor, the Ram 1500 TRX, delivers 702 horsepower.
Lamborghini could also use the 444-horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine from the Audi RS4, or it could follow the trend and could go for an all-electric powertrain. This wouldn’t be such a bad idea and would put the Lamborghini truck into direct competition with models like the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T.
As for its exterior design, the future truck is a mix of all the recent Lamborghini models. The designer went for a front-end inspired by the Sian, while the doors are inspired by the Urus SUV. And while the company’s previous attempt to build a truck - the LM002 - wasn’t really a truck, but a luxury SUV, this rendering shows a vehicle with a truck bed.
We have no idea if Lamborghini will ever build this truck, but at the same time it said that it will never build another SUV - and then it launched the Urus. If a Lamborghini truck will be built, we hope the final product will look a at least a little bit like this rendering. Until then, we can’t wait to see the facelifted Urus - which is supposed to arrive in the next few months.