Many won’t remember Lamborgini’s first SUV. Built back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. With less than 330 models known to exist, many missed out on the opportunity to own a Lamborghini SUV. Fast forward 20 odd years, their second attempt is more than an SUV, the Urus is an incredible piece of machinery in every aspect.
Borrowing styling cues from the LM002 although we’re not too sure what they’ve adopted as one is a box on wheels while the other is an aggressive sports car on stilts.
Sporting a low roofline, impending front grille, multi-spoke alloy rims, bold rear shoulders and frameless windows, its sporty prowess outshines its rough terrain abilities.
The rear diffuser is inspired by actual Lamborghini race cars and is fitted with two sets of extensive twin exhaust tips.
Tough exterior yet elegant Urus interior
Similar to other Lamborghini models, the Urus plays host to an eye-catching hexagonal design, tri-spoke multi-function steering wheel, digital dashboard display, power driver and passenger seats.
The new Urus features Lamborghini’s latest infotainment system or LIS for short. Equipped with voice recognition, the system allows users to integrate their smartphones with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Audio wise, an eight-speaker sound system is standard while a Bang & Olufsen 1,700 watt system with 3D sound is optionally available.
Joining the Lamborghini lineup with the smallest engine, it’s certainly no pushover. Powered by a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 pushing out 641 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque, the meaning Urus launces to 100 km/h in an impressive 3.6 seconds!
With a top speed of 305 km/h, Lamborghini has also revealed a plug-in hybrid will join the SUV’s lineup later on.
Driving each corner is an electro-hydraulically eight-speed automatic gearbox transmission while a torque converter supplies boost to the two turbos.
Drivers can choose between three drive modes we are used to and three unique drive modes exclusive to the Urus. Stada, Sport and Corsaoptimisethe SUV for performance and sporty driving, while Neve, Terra and Sabbia raise the vehicle to traverse tricky terrain including sand.
Prices for the Urus start at $200,000 or AED 734,580. The first batch of deliveries is expected early 2018.