The day we’ve been waiting for has come! Lamborghini now has an SUV, and it’s a true Raging Bull with performance and driving dynamics near that of its regular supercars.
As you would expect, the Lamborghini Urus looks like an Aventador on stilts and, frankly, turned out better than we thought it would, probably even better than the concept. The interior balances sportiness and luxury, offering a plethora of premium features such as a choice of 12- or 18-way adjustable front seats with ventilation and massage.
Let’s see what else the Urus is packing…
- It shares the same platform as the Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne and sources its power from a front-mounted, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 650 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 630 pound-feet of torque at just 2,250 rpm. The V8 is Lamborghini’s first turbo engine.
- A torque-vectoring drivetrain divides that power between all four wheels, featuring a 40/60 rear bias that can be dynamically shifted 70-percent to the front or 87-percent at the rear.
The Urus can accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds, a tenth of a second quicker than Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo. It’s top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h) makes it the fastest SUV on the market.
- Engineers had dynamics and passenger comfort in mind when developing the chassis, promising an enjoyable ride for all five potential occupants. Adaptive air suspension enables the ride height to raise, rear-wheel steering borrowed from the Aventador S helps deliver more precise handling, and carbon-ceramic brakes bring the ‘ute down from 62 mph to a stop in less than 111 feet.
- Deliveries begin in spring 2018, with pricing in the United States stating at $200,000.
For those who think the Urus is an aberration, it’s actually not Lamborghini’s first-ever SUV. That title goes to the LM002, which was released in the late 1980s. Now that Lambo was and remains an aberration!
So, what do you think about the Lamborghini Urus? Did its designers and engineers do a good job, and do you want one?