This strange looking Porsche Cayenne is actually a mule for the coming SUV by Lamborghini.

The Audi owned Italian sports car maker Lamborghini is  building an SUV again.

This strange looking Porsche Cayenne is actually a mule for the coming SUV by Lamborghini.  Because Porsche did most of the work when developing the VW Touareg and the recent Audi Q7, they also got the responsibility to do the development of the Lamborghini SUV.

Engine will probably be a version of the V10 known from the Gallardo and Audi S6 and S8, but also a 4.5 liter V8 from the Cayenne could be available.  A diesel version is also in the plans, with the 5.9 litre Audi V12 TDI.  This engine is a real masterpiece and has an enormous power output of 500 bhp and 1000 Nm of torque.  

Between 1982 and 1993 Lamborghini built approximately 300 SUVs with the name LM002 , a monster powered by the V12 from the Lamborghini Countach with first 375 bhp and later on 455 bhp. At that time it was a very unusual decision from a sports car maker that was primarily known for high-performance grand tourers and super cars. But with the success that Porsche is having with the Cayenne, plans for a Lamborghini SUV are growing again.

Based on a modified Cayenne platform, the development costs will be kept low and with that raging bull on the hood Lamborghini is able to charge good money for a car that is in fact a Porsche Cayenne.  Of course the design will stand out, and the sound of that V10 will get their owners the status in the asphalt jungle that they want .

The photos are showing the Cayenne mule plus one computer image giving an artist’s impression of how a futuristic Lamborghini SUV could look like.

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