You might remember Lamborghini’s LM002. One of the first people to purchase an LM002 back in the 1908s was Sylvester Stallone, of “Rambo” movie fame, which inspired the vehicle’s “Rambo Lambo” nickname. Since that era, you may have always wanted to own this V-12, three-ton off-road monster that goes from 0-60 in under 8 seconds, and carries a 75-gallon fuel tank. At its Miami auction in December, RM Sotheby’s is offering a 1991 LM002, with under 6,000 miles on the odometer, which is #279 out of 328 made. Putting this Rambo Lambo in your driveway is guaranteed to make a statement to the neighbors.
Ferrari’s Purosangue – the car designed to lure SUV buyers while “not being an SUV” – has been revealed. The Purosangue is the largest and most luxurious Ferrari ever made, with a dry-sump 6.5-liter V12 that goes from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds. Ferrari has not yet announced the price, and says it wants to limit Purosangue’s sales to 20% of its total volume.
The Aston Martin DBX, the marque’s first SUV, has arrived. It has been billed as “an SUV with the soul of a sports car” by the brand. The car starts at $189,900 and is ready to compete with other luxury brand SUVs.
It is entertaining to read Rolls-Royce marketing materials, but good-natured ribbing aside, it appears the crew in Goodwood has built something quite unique for the high-end SUV category. The Cullinan arrives next year, starting at around $325,000 before options, of which there will be plenty.
The most luxurious vehicle from the brand so far, the SV Coupe is also the fastest full-size Range Rover ever. MSRP of the vehicle is $295,000, and only 999 will be made.
A headline last month was a shocker to some Ferraristi: “Ferrari Wants ‘Utility Vehicle’ in a Plan to Double Profit.” Will a Ferrari SUV grace us with its presence?
The Levante takes its name from a warm Mediterranean wind. Maserati must get credit for successfully transferring its design language to the SUV form. There doesn’t appear to be a straight line anywhere on the body, just plenty of elegant curves and no attempt to look truckish. Squint, and you can see a bit of Infiniti’s SUV designs here and there, and the mini fender vents still look a bit Buick-ish to some.
If you have any interest in the Macan Turbo, you’re probably going to want the Performance Package, because in addition to goosing the 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 to 440 horses, it equips this all-wheel drive machine with an upgraded brake system, lowered “sport” chassis, a sport exhaust system and the Sport Chrono Package. That’s a lot of “sport.”