Lamborghini Urus Revealed


Lamborghini Urus one of the world’s most powerful SUVs, belting out 478kW and 850Nm from its 4.0 litre turbocharged V8

After a number of media leaks and marketing gaffes on Lamborghini’s part, the Italian supercar maker has revealed its second SUV, the much hyped Lamborghini Urus.

Based on the same platform as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, the Lamborghini is powered by a twin turbo 4.0 litre V8, that develops 478kW and 850Nm.

All that power is sent to the road via an eight-speed automatic and a Torsen four-wheel drive system, which’ll help the Urus blast from 0-100km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

The vast majority of that grunt is sent to the rear wheels in a 40/60 split, and Lamborghini says that adaptive air suspension, rear wheel steering and active roll stabilization ensure that the Urus performs like a supercar on the track.

Strada, Sport, Corsa and Neve are the settings the driver has at their disposal on sealed surfaces.

Believe it or not, the Urus has two off-road settings – Sabbia (sand) and Terra (land) that tweak the suspension and computers to give the Urus optimum ride height and grip when off the tarmac.

Inside, there are digital displays, switches and buttons that look like they’ve been lifted from an airliner and slabs of carbon fibre. The Urus might be an SUV, but there are only four individual seats, and it appears that all passengers will ride in the lap of luxury.

When the Lamborghini Urus arrives in Australia in mid 2018, it’ll be priced from $399,000 plus options and on road costs. And from what we can see, Lamborghini will have its first volume seller on its hands.

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