Who needs the Bentley Bentayga?
Automakers may be in a war to create high-end luxury SUVs, but none of that matters because one of the first and greatest high-performance SUVs is for sale. This 1988 Lamborghini LM002 is the classic take on an ultra-luxury SUV and it’s the clear choice for wealthy enthusiasts that think the Bentley Bentayga is too mass produced. While Bentley plans to produce 4,000 units of the Bentayga every year, Lamborghini only built 301 models of the insane LM002 and this SUV is an amazing option.
The high-performance SUV is for sale on Bring A Trailer and is also listed on New Jersey Craigslist for the whopping price of $350,000 or the same price of a Lexus LFA when it was brand new. Those yelling, “that’s way too much money” at the screen have a point since average prices for the SUV hover around $178,000. When the LM002 came out in 1986, the high-performance SUV was unlike anything else on the market. The SUV was excessive in every way possible and came with the same engine as the Lamborghini Countach. Thanks to its 5.2-liter V12 from the supercar, the LM002 was good for 444 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque.
Incredibly, the LM002’s supercar-derived engine was paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and could make the sprint to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. That’s nowhere near Bentayga fast, but still amazing for a SUV that has a curb weight of 6,780 lbs. The LM002 was like a Hummer H1 on steroids and deserves to find a good home. This example has 11,434 miles (18,402 kilometers) on it and the owner claims that the vehicle is in great mechanical shape. That’s good to hear since one tire can set owners back by $5,000. The LM002’s black paint job looks like an incredible navy blue and has red accents on the exterior, which highlight the interior’s dove gray and blue color combination.
While Lamborghini may be working on a new high-performance SUV, this LM002 is the option for wealthy enthusiasts looking to stick out and get an incredible time capsule. But is the original supercar-powered SUV really worth a mind-boggling $350,000?