LM002 was V10 Touareg...
pantg at otenet.gr
Tue Dec 17 09:19:53 EST 2002
IIRC at some initial stage of the design of the HUMMER there was some
connection between Lamborghini and AM General (the company making the
If you look carefully at both of them they even share some mechanical and
But I would prefer an LM002 over a HUMMER. My experience with the later was
disappointing. Excessive fuel consumption (and it was a diesel), no go,
extremely slow top speed and VERY heavy resulting in 3 punctured tyres over
a thorny bush covered area where even standard passenger cars have passed
without a problem. Most disappointing though was the complete failure of the
"no spare wheel system automatic inflation system" which quite simply blew
up after 10 minutes of operation.
As for the tyres with the 50 miles capability of operating flat they simply
disintergrated into pieces.
Only good thing with the HUMMER was that it was able to take us through
Syrian checkpoints in Lebanon without even having to open the window to show
On the other hand the LM002 is simply outstanding both in performance, looks
and especially its engine's sound (which is a detuned version of the
Countach one so as to have better torque characteristics)
----- Original Message -----
From: Zsolt <zsolt1 at telusplanet.net>
To: Louis-Alain Richard <laraa at sympatico.ca>
Cc: <bswann at worldnet.att.net>; <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: V10 Touareg...
> You mean like the Lambo LM002? :)
> Here are a couple of links to the beast. It was also featured in the
> movie "Toys" with Robin Williams.
> Louis-Alain Richard wrote:
> > This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
> > --
> > [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> > I'm with you on this one, a 313 HP TDI engine is my understanding of
> > progress. And don't get me wrong, I am a car guy; fast-revving, nice
> > sounding powerful engines belong to car-dom, torque-monsters are truck
> > engines. Don't put a Lambo V12 in an Expedition, it will not work.
> > LA
> > 83 urQ, the most satisfying engine note I can afford.
> > <snip>
> > .but the VW Touareg sounds pretty nice for the $$$ - I'll take the one
> > with 5.0 l V10 TD.
> > --
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