Monday, 16 February 2015

You know things have gone well when...'re filling up the 290 litre tank..
...that fuels the 5.2 litre V12.. your 2.7 tonne Lamborghini.

1990 Lamborghini LM002.
One of a couple hundred built over the 7years following its 1986 introduction. Being 1 or 2 years too late to the party means I'll always see this as an Italian Humvee/Hummer, rather than the other way around; but these always seemed so shamelessly over-the-top excessive luxury by comparison. A V12 borrowed from a Countach and a handful of Lamborghini badges will do that!

One of the (so wide..)Pirelli Scorpion's made specifically for the LM002, a great simple colourmatched rear wheel cover, and an angled twin split exhaust..

Upward angle too. Partly with departure angles in mind, and partly because its awesome.
Love how smooth the whole rear tub area is, with what seems to be no bumper whatsoever. Crazy seeing such huge flat slabs of panel/paint remaining totally unprotected. Even one excursion down a gravel road would leave the lower doors looking less than impressed...

Small rear ute/tub area. 
..Well, this thing is 2 meters wide, so might just seem deceptively short..!

Oldschool 4-zone climate control: Simply place the seats a time-zone apart!
So much room, and just as much black leather. Love the detailing in the carpet and tunnel covering, the wiiide console, shifter locations, and what looks like a warning light panel on the left side of the dash!

 A couple shots of what is struggling to hide under the massive bulge on the bonnet/hood.

And done.

I absolutely adore these things. What a car.. what a 4WD..! Not for just what it represents as epic unnecessary excess, or for the fact its a Lamborghini V12-powered 4WD, or for being properly capable; but because it happens to look great inside and out to boot. This car in particular - which is currently for sale in Japan for a I-dont-need-to-know price - is an especially nice example; solid red over black, no skirts, bars, or brushguards, and sitting on original silver pressed-steel wheels. Really, really nice.

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