Lamborghini LM002 Tyres
Lamborghini LM002 1986–1993
Lamborghini LM002 Prototype
- The Lamborghini LM002 is unique, and so are the tyres. The LM002 fits 345/60 R 17 Pirelli Scorpion front and rear.
- Pirelli Scorpion tires were available in two options, one for all-terrain including roads and one just for sand. Currently, only the all-terrain version is in production.
- These tyres feature off-road run-flat technology, and should not be fitted with innertubes.
- See below for tyre pressure recommendations, as pressure varies depending on the load.
Lamborghini LM002 History
Lamborghini created their first military vehicle, named "Cheetah," in 1977. It was designed for oil drilling and production companies. The first Cheetah prototype had a Chrysler V8 engine at the back. The prototype was only shown to the US military by its creator, Rodney Pharis, but was never tested by them. This led to the development of the LM001, which was similar to the Cheetah but with an AMC V8 engine.
However, the engine in the back caused handling issues, so a new chassis was developed for the LM002, with the engine (a V12 from the Lamborghini Countach) now at the front. After testing and modifications, the prototype became the first LMA002, and was unveiled at the 1986 Brussels Auto Show. It was nicknamed the "Rambo-Lambo".
The civilian version came with leather interior, tinted electric windows, air conditioning, and a roof-mounted radio. Lamborghini worked with Pirelli to create the Pirelli Scorpion tires, with a specific tread design for the LM. They came in two types, one for mixed use and one for sand use only, and could be run nearly flat without damage, thanks to their ability to withstand desert conditions. The LMA002 had a fuel tank capacity of 169 litres.
For those seeking even more power, a 7.2-liter marine V12 engine (typically used in class 1 offshore powerboats) was available as an option!
Lamborghini LM002 Fitment Guide
1.5 Bar = 22 PSI
1.7 Bar = 25 PSI
1.9 Bar = 28 PSI