A few months ago, Lamborghini launched Urus’s teasing campaign. The Super SUV, because the Italians thought so to name it, was presented at a special event held in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
From an aesthetic point of view, Lamborghini managed to, once again, give birth to a model worthy of being placed as a wallpaper in the children’s bedrooms around the world. The Italians say that Urus’ lines were inspired by both the old LM002 and the modern supercar. Power and dynamics, these are the two things that communicate Lamborghini Urus’s design. The frontal area is aggressive, the plunged roof offers a coupe silhouette and the back complements the sporty look. As you probably see, the lines developed by Lamborghini designers have been carefully studied and designed according to the rules of aerodynamics.
Lamborghini Urus: essential data
The Italians introduced on the new Lamborghini Urus the 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine that produces 650 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 850 Nm (626,93 lb-ft) between 2,250 and 4,500 rpm. The engine is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3.6 seconds and the maximum speed at 305 km/h (190 mph). The 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) takes place in 12.8 seconds and the Italians say Urus needs 33.7 meters to brake from 100 to 0 km/h. Urus’s engine also incorporates a cylinder deactivation system. The combined fuel consumption announced by the manufacturer is 12.7 liters/100 kilometers (29.8 mpg).
The engine torque is distributed 40/60 (front/rear), but this value varies depending on running conditions. According to officials, torque distribution can increase up to 70% on the face or 87% on the back. Lamborghini Urus is also offered with a full steering system. The angle of the wheels on the rear axle varies by +/- 3 degrees, depending on the running speed. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, so Urus can be operated more easily in small spaces. At high speeds, the wheels on the rear axle swing in the same direction as the front axle, so the Italian SUV has more stability.
Lamborghini Urus offers six different driving modes (Strada, Sport, Corsa, Neve, Terra and Sabbia). Each of these modes offers different settings for suspension, steering, differential, sound, engine and transmission response depending on the running surface. The Italians also offer customization by introducing an Ego mode.
Lamborghini Urus measurements: curb weight <2,200 kg (<4,850 lb), length 5,112 mm (201.26 in), width incl. mirrors 2,181 mm (85.87 in), height 1638 mm (64.5 in), wheelbase 3,003 mm (118.23 in), luggage compartment volume (front) 5 seats: 616 l (21.75 cu. ft. ) – 4 seats: 574 l (20.27 cu.ft.), fuel tank capacity/reserve75 and 85 l (19.81 or 22.45 gal).
Urus’ customers can choose between 21 and 23 inch wheels that can wear summer, winter, all-season, all-terrain or sport tires, all specially developed by Pirelli. The braking system uses carbon-ceramic discs with a diameter of 440 mm (17.32 in) on the front and 370 mm (14.57 in) on the rear.
The Lamborghini Urus interior takes on much of what we’ve seen in the Volkswagen Group. The Italians say that Urus’ cabin is a cockpit, and with the SSUV, each driver should feel like a pilot. The center console is dominated by the top screen. Control of the air conditioning system is done through another screen, and the essential information is displayed on the generic digital instrument panel.
The interior can be customized to be more elegant or more sporty, through the selection of different kinds of colors and materials, such as: natural leather, Alcantara®, wood finish, aluminum or carbon – with the option for further sophistication on select materials through contrast stitching or Q-citura.
For the music lovers, Lamborghini has set up an audio system with Bang & Olufsen. It offers 1,700 watts and integrates 21 speakers.
Deliveries of the new Lamborghini Urus will start from spring 2018, and the recommended retail price for Europe is € 171,430 VAT not included.