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After an intensive two-year development programme that had seen a variety of prototypes put to the test, a production car was launched in early 1986. Unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show, the underpinnings were almost identical to the LM 004 with a heavy-duty tubular steel frame and riveted aluminium panels. Engine-wise, Lamborghini's outrageous behemoth used a slightly de-tuned version of the 5.2-litre Countach QV motor. Displacement was 5167cc thanks to bore and stroke of 85.5 x 75mm respectively, six Weber twin-choke carburettors having been of the 44 DCNF variety. Compression was set at 9.5:1.
Pumping out 444bhp at 6800rpm, the 125mph LM barely managed eight miles to the gallon when driven in a spirited manner. Outwardly quite similar to the seven-litre 004 prototype, the 002 was blessed with slightly tidier lines although none of the aggression of those early military prototypes was lost in translation to civilian plaything. LM bodies were assembled in Spain and shipped to the Sant¡Ë¢çE¢®Ec? Agata works for final preparation. However, the Spanish standard of workmanship was not great and the Lamborghini factory often had a good deal of work to do re-finishing shells. The cockpit featured teak inserts to the doors, dash and centre console, pretty much everything else being trimmed in fine leather and carpet. Seats were unique to this model. The entire production run was completed in left-hand drive, the majority of 002's being sold to the Middle East and North America although quite a few also went to Europe (mostly Germany and Switzerland). Some were fitted with canvas sunroofs and several more built to bespoke configurations. One was for a wealthy middle-eastern client to go desert hunting and featured a pick up-style two-seat cabin with removable roof. Others for the Sultan of Brunei were completed as Station Wagon's whilst a couple more were stripped and prepared for the likes of the Paris Dakar Rally and Pikes Peak Hillclimb - one factory Raid car even got driven by Sandro Munari.
In 1990, a slightly more refined version was launched and gradually phased in - it was called the LM American. These cars were fitted with sloping hoods thanks to Lamborghini's US-friendly LIE 52/12 electronic fuel injection system (similar to that of the recently introduced Diablo). LM American's were also fitted with attractive OZ eight spoke alloy wheels and customers could go to any lengths to personalise their machinery. Production ended in 1992 after around 230 had been completed in various configurations. No SUV has since come close to Lamborghini's outrageous monster - it remains truly unique.
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