The off-road Lamborghini isn’t really that crazy. So Lamborghini started out as a tractor company, and who can forget the V12 powered LM002? We also have the Urus these days, although it’s not exactly a hardcore desert conquering machine. However, for these purposes there is … Huracan.
Technically speaking, the car shown in this video is a Lamborghini Huracan. It has a Lamborghini VIN and a Huracan chassis with distinctive doors. But you won’t find an Italian V10 under the engine compartment lid – in fact, you won’t even find a lid. The LS V8 is hooked up to a Lamborghini gearbox driving the rear wheels, and if that combination sounds familiar, it should. Bloggers have resurrected a burned out Huracan that was sent straight to a junkyard and created an amazing LS-powered Lamborghini that wowed visitors at SEMA 2019.
The founder of the YouTube channel received this Huracan chassis for free at the end of 2020 with a single mission: to build a wild SUV to conquer the desert to participate in the 2021 Mint 400. For those who don’t know, this is a multi-year off-road race held near Las Vegas, and as far as we know, Lamborghini has never participated in it.
The video shows the wild Huracan – officially called the Jumpacan – set off for high-speed testing in the very desert where the race will take place later this year. Overcoming speed bumps on the road is usually a problem for this type of car, however we see that this car is capable of a lot.
Usually held in March 2021, Mint 400 has been pushed back to December due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This should be enough time to finally assemble the Jumpacan.