Mentioning these two names at that time was probably a clear contrast when one car was a supercar with a design “coming out” from the future, on the other hand, a multi-terrain SUV could cause shock. overwhelming for anyone seeing it for the first time. However, both Lamborghini LM 002 and Lamborghini Countach share the same beat with the powerful V12 engine that laid the foundation for the success of the Italian supercar company in the future.
The Countach was launched in 1971 and was produced from 1973 to 1990 and the model, LM 002, went down in history as the first commercially produced premium super SUV, with 300 units produced. from 1986 to 1993, bringing performance and driving fun to big off-road vehicles.
Even before its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1971, the LP 500 wowed the world with its ultra-futuristic appearance. In fact, the exclamation in the Piedmontese dialect “Countach”, used to emphasize the extraordinaryness of what had just been witnessed, was added to the car’s name just a few days before its official presentation after when a Carrozzeria Bertone technician saw the car and he couldn’t contain his surprise.
The car has an engine block installed in the rear longitudinal position and this is a new technical solution of Lamborghini, the capacity is increased from 4 liters to about 5 liters and can produce 440 horsepower. The LP 500 was so successful that right before the Geneva exhibition ended, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to put this car into commercial production. The LP 500 prototype was repeatedly modified in grueling road tests by test driver Bob Wallace over the next three years and then destroyed in the crash tests required for homologation on March 21, 1974.
The first Countach was born, named LP 400, with chassis number #1120001. This is the second Countach prototype built and also the first LP 400 produced. The car was initially painted red with a black interior and was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1973. After being used in various tests and developments during At that time, the car was repainted in Verde Medio blue and equipped with a Verde Chiaro green interior. After being repainted, this Countach LP 400 prototype continued to be displayed at a series of exhibitions including the Paris Motor Show, the IAA in Frankfurt and the Earls Court London Show in 1973. Not long after being exhibited, the car soon found its owner but was unfortunately abandoned in a warehouse in Switzerland for many years. However, the car was found and bought by Lamborghini in 2004, after which the brand restored the car and displays it at the Lamborghini Museum of Technology (MUDETEC) in Sant’Agata Bolognese to this day.
During the years the Countach was enjoying great success, Lamborghini management realized that there might be a market for a high-performance off-road vehicle with luxury details. The LM 002 used the mechanism of a Countach engine with a capacity of 5.2 liters, a power reduction of 20 horsepower so that less refined fuel could be used without problems, and the engine was placed in a longitudinal position. front.
Mẫu xe được trang bị hệ thống khung gầm hình ống giống với Countach va chưa từng thấy trên xe địa hình vì hệ thống này thường chỉ được sử dụng trên xe đua hoặc xe thể thao phức tạp nhất. Vì vậy, một chiếc xe phi thường này được sinh ra có khả năng vừa chạy trên đường cao tốc và vừa có thể giải quyết các tuyến đường địa hình cực kỳ khắt khe. Trên thực tế, LM 002 là mẫu xe đã tạo ra thị trường cho những chiếc SUV thể thao và là tiền thân của Lamborghini Urus ngày nay.