Who doesn’t love a crazy car-themed fish out of the water story? Truth be told, an off-road Lamborghini isn’t exactly crazy. Let’s not forget that Lamborghini started life as a tractor company, and who can forget the V12-powered LM002? These days we also have the Urus, although it’s not exactly a hardcore machine for conquering the deserts. For this work, we turn to the… Lamborghini Huracan? Well, sort of.
Technically speaking, the vehicle shown in this video is a Lamborghini Huracan. It has a Lamborghini VIN and it is a complete Huracan chassis with scissor doors. You won’t find an Italian V10 under the engine hood – in fact, you won’t even find the hood. An LS V8 is hooked up to a Lamborghini gearbox that drives the rear wheels, and if this combination sounds familiar to you, it should. B is to build resurrected a burnt-out Huracan destined for scrap and created an incredible LS powered Lambo that wowed attendees at SEMA 2019. You probably see where this is going.
Yes, B is to build resurrected another Huracan only this time, the theme is a bit more apocalyptic. Builder YouTube got this stripped-down Huracan chassis for free at the end of 2020 with one singular mission in mind: to build a wild desert racer to compete in the 2021 Mint 400. For those who don’t know, this is a decades-old off-road race held near Las Vegas, and as far as we know, a Lamborghini has never competed.
It looks like that will change soon. The video at the top of the article shows the wild Huracan – officially called the Jumpacan – embarking on high-speed tests in the very desert where the race will take place at the end of the year. He looks perfectly comfortable spinning big, lazy donuts in the sand, and on a smaller jump at least, the Jumpacan lives up to its name. Tackling a bigger jump didn’t go as well, but hey, it’s a fucking hurricane. Parking lot speed bumps are generally difficult to get past, and it’s not like there’s an established aftermarket for Huracan off-road upgrades.
Usually held in March, the Mint 400 2021 has been postponed to December due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be a long time for the Jumpacan to be connected, and we can’t wait to see it fly high.