Lamborghini LM 002
Lamborghini made the Urus, a superfast SUV with a twin-turbo V8 and impressive performance. Still, many car fans are not so impressed. Yes, the Urus is a mighty fast luxury cruiser, but it isn’t as wild and unexpected as the mid-80s Lamborghini LM 002.
This crazy creation debuted in the mid-80s as Lamborghini’s attempt to enter the world of luxury SUVs and widen its appeal. The LM002 used a special chassis and suspension as well as Lamborghini’s famous V12 engine. The 5.2-liter unit with 400 HP was the same one as you would find in the legendary Countach.
GM took an ordinary S10 bodyshell and installed a 4.3-liter V6 with a turbocharger. It was good for 280 HP. They added a special four-speed automatic they sourced from a Corvette and performance-based all-wheel drive. The power figures don’t sound much these days, but the Syclone was able to sprint to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.
And that made it faster than a contemporary Ferrari. Most GMC fans want the same thing, just with modern technology, a turbocharged V8 and capable all-wheel drive. If GM would build such a car, it would blast the door off any super SUV out there.
Dodge RAM SRT-10
From 2004 to 2006, the Ram SRT-10 was one of the craziest, most powerful and fastest pickups Dodge ever produced. That itself is a hard thing to say since Dodge always had some wild special versions of their trucks. But, just look at the specs. It had an 8.2-liter V10 engine delivering over 500 HP.
And even though it achieved a 0 to 60 time of fewer than five seconds the fuel economy was in the single digits. Dodge doesn’t make V10 engines anymore, but there is the Hellcat Hemi V8 with 707 or more HP. Ram Hellcat anyone? Yes, please.
Although they never intended the Grand Marquis to be a performance car, Mercury decided to turn it into one. And they did that by installing a highly tuned 4.6-liter V8 producing 302 HP, as well as a revised suspension, gearbox, and brakes. All those changes turned this sleepy and comfy sedan into a sharp muscle car.
The performance was decent for a big, heavy sedan with a 0 to 60 mph time of around seven seconds. Even though Mercury as a brand is gone, most people can’t forget how cool it would be to see the Marauder again, as a Ford with black paint and a thumping V8 under the hood.
These are the 30 discontinued cars most people would kill to see again going down the street. Which one would you buy if it returned? All these cars have the potential to make an exciting comeback to the car industry.