Given the fact that flamboyance was part of the Lamborghini DNA from the moment the company was founded back in 1963, it might be surprising to find out there’s no 6×6 Raging Bull out there, custom examples included. Guess we’ll have to leave it to the rendering artists to fix this and what a solution the LM002 six-by-six showcased in this 3D work is!
Decades before SUVs were used for anything else than covering rugged terrain, Lamborghini built the LM002. Back in the 1980s, the “Rambo Lambo” showed the world that an Italian V12 wasn’t just for supercars. And with only 328 units of the Urus’ ancestor having ever exited the factory gates in Sant’Agata Bolognese, this retro super-SUV is twice as rare as the covered Miura!
Now that we’ve covered one of the main aspects that sit between the LM002 and the six-wheeler craze that has taken over the high-end part of the SUV world since early last decade, we can move on to describe the behemoth we have here.
While Lamborghini did experiment with its 1980s all-terrain machine quite a lot—this went from the rear-engined Ceetah US army-destined prototype to the front-engined LM002 that could be bought with an optional 7.2L marine V12 instead of the “standard” 5.2L V12—the automaker never went past four wheels.
This is where digital artist Abimelec Arellano (aka abimelecdesign) steps onto the stage, adding a driven axle and even extending the bed. The latter now accomodates additional seats, so this Lambo is ready to host a party, or maybe see you kicking your roller skates off (more on the 80s vibe below) to relax in the back.
Ah, the sweet background of this pixel effort: the LM002 6×6 is surrounded by Miami’s Ocean Drive, which is a 3D scene rather than a flat piece of work. Then we have the colors, which take us back to the era when this Lamborghini was born.
“The scene itself is evidently inspired by the well-known aesthetic representing Miami in the mid to late ‘80s. Went through some old photos of Ocean Drive at the time and it truly was an art deco, roller skating, pastel painted paradise,” the artist explains.
There’s also a bit of Countach in there
Looking past the larger-offset, wheels—the wheel/tire combo is larger than the factory one, so nobody can complain about the offroading assets of the big boy), we notice the Blu Tahiti hue of the LM002.
And, just in case you were wondering about the link between this rendering and real world, we’ll mention that hue is a nod to another 80s Lambo, namely a Countach recently featured by retro supercar specialist Curated (you’ll find this in the second Insta post below), a company based in (of course) Miami.