What is much more concrete however, is the upcoming December 4th launch date for the Lamborghini Urus. This will be an SUV, it is being made, and its success may be one of the key factors in whether or not Ferrari follows suit.
Of course, this isn't the first time Lamborghini has ventured into the off-road world. Which brings us to the subject of today's spotted, the LM002.
It featured the same rear-mounted, 190hp, 5.9-litre Chrysler V8 as the Cheetah, and retained many of its unfavourable handling characteristics too, leaving the Geneva crowds underwhelmed when it was shown there in 1981.
It would take a further five years of development and testing before the car we know today as the LM002 was born, but it was certainly worth the wait. Gone was the puny V8, replaced with a front-mounted, 450hp V12 from the Countach - alternatively a 7.2-litre marine V12, used in offshore powerboats, could also be ordered. This sat on a brand new chassis and was housed within an aluminum and fiberglass body. With its four-wheel-drive and locking differentials, the LM002 could climb a gradient greater than 120 per cent and, thanks to its V12, 120mph was within reach. Pirelli was even commissioned to create bespoke Scorpion tyres which came in two variants, one for mixed use and the other for use on sand only. Things certainly weren't done by halves.
one-off estate for the Sultan of Brunei, as well as a 600hp Dakar entry which fell through due to a lack of funding.
According to the ad, the particular example for sale here has recently undergone nearly £30,000 worth of "maintenance, major servicing and upgrading." This included belts, gaskets, installation of a winch, brakes, an exhaust overhaul and a new set of those tyres. With 27,000 miles on the clock, it's likely one of the better used examples around, but obviously a very well looked after one too. Whatever your thoughts on Lamborghini's decision to produce the Urus then, it's certainly got a lot to live up to.
Engine: 5,167cc, V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual, four-wheel drive
Power (hp): 450@6,800rpm
Torque (lb ft): 368@4,500rpm
MPG: What do you think?
CO2: Good one
First registered: 1990
Recorded mileage: 27,000 miles
Price new: N/A
Yours for: £239,950
See the original advert here.