While brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari and Maserati might have resisted the urge (so far) to produce an SUV or crossover vehicle, Lamborghini already did such a thing in the 1980s. Countach powered LM002 anyone?

That vehicle was an attempt by Lamborghini to produce a vehicle for the military. That didn’t quite work out like they had planned, but in the process we got a very unique piece of automotive history.

Rumors are persistent that it could be getting a modern day successor, based on a platform of a sports manufacturer that DID join the SUV craze – Porsche.

Being that Porsche and Lamborghini (as well as Audi, Bentley and Bugatti) are under the same roof, Volkswagen will likely find sharing platforms makes sense. Hence reports that Porsche’s small crossover, the Cajun, will be based on the Audi Q5.

With the platform needing to be beefed up for performance duty as a Porsche and Lamborghini, sharing the engineering costs makes sense and provides positive effects for the future of the Audi Q5 as well.

Auto Express reports that the Lamborghini crossover would be styled in a dramatic fashion similar to current Lamborghinis and powered by a VW’s new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V-8. In the Lamborghini crossover, it would make more than 550 horsepower.

The engine is set to debut in the Audi S7 next year. The new vehicle would also make extensive use of carbon fiber, something that is set to be a defining Lamborghini trait in future models.

What do we think about this rumor? We think we’ll have to wait and see – there has been a lot of reports over the years about a successor to the LM002. If this one pans out we’ll be surprised – but hey, anything is possible.