We have been waiting for this moment for some time now, ever since Porsche got into the crossover business in fact. We had our doubts, but when Aston Martin announced they would be making the Lagonda, it seemed that the pieces were in order for a Lamborghini crossover. This is especially true since rumors have been floating about claiming that Lamborghini was working on an SUV anyway.

Now, when Porsche first made the Cayenne there were many enthusiasts who rioted in the streets, but look how it turned out. The Cayenne is the first selling model in their range, despite some interesting design cues in the first generation. Aston’s Lagonda will take those design cues and turn them upside down, as this thing is ugly in concept form. Still, an Aston SUV might sell if the price is right.

With high-performance SUV sales as good as they are, Lamborghini wants in the mix. Given the fact that they are apart of the Volkswagen Group, they should have plenty of bits lying around to use.

Hit the jump to read on.

Exterior and Interior

2012 Lamborghini LM00X Exterior
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We may have an idea of what this future crossover will look like considering we received a rendering of it back in January that showed a front that is classic lamborghini and what looks to be a rear end from one of their sports cars, just a bit higher. In fact, the whole thing looks like a Gallardo that was raised up and made a bit taller.

We do think that it might be based on the Audi Q5 and the Porsche Cajun, so perhaps some of the those design elements will carry through. Take a little Q5 and add some Lamborghini touches and you might get the basic design. In fact, the Lamborghini LM00X might be placed on the Audi Q5’s platform, which is also being utilized by Porsche for their upcoming Cajun. Adjustments such as a unique suspension, high-performance brakes, and new dampers are expected.

The Power

2012 Lamborghini LM00X Exterior
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The original LM002 was a monstrous machine with a V12 and enough power to pull out stumps. Yet, this new version will take things down a notch, but not very far. It will use a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 from the Audi A7 and we imagine that the power output will be around 550 horses. That should allow this three-door crossover hit 62 mph in less than four seconds.

The Competition

The Lamborghini crossover has yet to be developed, but when it does show its automotive face then we may be looking at a price tag of around EUR120,000 (approx. $165,000). For now, we can expect it to go up against the Aston Martin Lagonda, Porsche Cajun, and Range Rover Evoque. The first two have yet to be made, while the last may not even come close to the Lambo’s price tag. We’ll have to wait and see.

When Will It Go On Sale

We think it will be here around 2012 or 2013, right in line with the expected dates for the Lagonda and the Cajun.

Source: AutoExpress

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28 comments:

  (337) posted on 03.1.2012

I am looking forward to the future development of this LM00x. I think the price is enough with $165,000 dollars.

  (474) posted on 01.5.2012

LM00X really had a splendor looks, I also love its platform design, so aggressive and sophisticated because on its glossy exterior and I think V8 engine is quite good for it.

  (762) posted on 01.4.2012

This LM00X is really had the image of a powerful car, but I must say that I was disappointed either with its engine performance, it didn’t suit the image of this car had.

  (397) posted on 01.2.2012

Yeah!The original LM002 is better cool than this one. Why they not used a V10 or V12 like they usually used on their cars?

  (559) posted on 01.2.2012

This vehicle is one of the best future vehicles today! LM00X is really impressive and stunning. The platform design can truly catch lots of attention.

  (484) posted on 11.29.2011

It looks so unique with its platform, and I noticed that it is an aggressive and luxury SUV vehicle. Moreover, its V8 engine is quite good for this car, which gives me an idea that it is fun to drive with.

  (630) posted on 09.20.2011

2012 Lamborghini LM00X has a good design and it looks like a Volkswagen car or this is a Volkswagen car? Ahh! This is Lamborghini SUV car! Great! This is my first time to see the Lamborghini SUV car! It’s nice to see this great car.

  (473) posted on 09.9.2011

LM00X really had a splendor looks, I also love its platform design, so aggressive and sophisticated because on its glossy exterior and I think V8 engine is quite good for it.

  (467) posted on 09.7.2011

Well, expect it guys that the this LM00X will surely be too pricey on its market production but I think its worth spending for. For it really had the looks of an impressive car.

  (328) posted on 08.22.2011

I love the unique platform and looks of this LMOOX, I wonder if what will be the price of this one, I hope that it will not be too pricey! I’m so excited for the market production of this car.

  (488) posted on 08.19.2011

Lamborghini had lots of awesome car! This one is one of the proof, LM00X is really impressive and stunning. The platform design is what really caught my attention, its unique.

  (306) posted on 08.18.2011

This LM00X is really had the image of a powerful car but I must say that I was disappointed either with its engine performance it didn’t suits the image of this car had.

  (728) posted on 08.9.2011

The original is really the best one but this Lamborghini LM00x seems also a nice car so I can’t see anything wrong with this except with its engine.

  (287) posted on 08.2.2011

Yeah!the original LM002 is better cool than this one. Why they not used a V10 or V12 like they usually used on their cars?

  (412) posted on 03.11.2011

well, the original V12 Lamborghini did just fine. But I think this car is composed of Audi platform and VW’s engine!

  (831) posted on 02.7.2011

They can only call it Lamborghini if it has either a v10 or 12. For me the original LM002 was cool. I liked the whole Hummer look and Lambo sound. if it doesn’t have a v10 or 12 then I think it will be stupid.

  (677) posted on 02.7.2011

A Lamborghini sedan I can understand, but an SUV? I mean the entire concept of an SUV is pointless to begin with, let alone a Lambo SUV.

  (206) posted on 01.20.2011

lambolover93
They are crap SUVs, they are crap sports cars, they are just crap. They ruin the brand image for the real die hard fans. Just because it sells well doesn’t mean it is good. This is when you can call a manufacturer a sell-out.

lambolover93  (1) posted on 01.2.2011

ppl u r just so stupid to accept it....porsche cayenne was a success...like it is today...why wouldn’t be the LM? maybe the guys from lamborghini r plying alot,but give them a chanse...who knows..

lambolover93  (555) posted on 12.13.2010

I haven’t cared about Lambos since the Diablo when I was like 8, but like this!!

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