As you might recall, Automobili Lamborghini made the world excited for an SUV-in-development with a video teaser last September.
Dubbed as the first Super Sports Utility Vehicle, the Urus is keen to literalizing its name. It was not named Urus for no reason as the name was derived from the Aurochs – the largest ancestors of modern bulls. It has ferocious Y-shape headlamps that are somehow close to the Huracan's. The body's overall look, however, is for you to judge.
Lamborghini claims that the design took cues from the LM002 Lambo truck. There are these bulky rear fenders that are slightly better if they weren't there. The large grille and front air intakes, somehow, pull the SUV into looking like a Lamborghini. These are linked by a low-level front spoiler to achieve aerodynamics. Furthermore, the Urus features coupe-style fly line, which is a good complement to its frameless doors.
While we adjust to its physical design, the Super SUV's 3,003-mm wheelbase provides extensive cabin space. There are 12-way adjustable electric front DNA memory sport seats as standard, while the rear bench comes with a movable and folding function plus ISOFIX anchorages. It can be folded to have a 1,596-liter worth of trunk space for extra luggage. Aside from a rear bench, an exclusive 2-seat rear layout can be specified.
In addition to its interior, the Urus features the Tamburo driving mode selector on the center console. Here is where the driver controls the vehicle's driving dynamic in accordance to surface conditions. The driver has 4-mode selection as standard: Strada for comfort, Sport for performance, Corsa for precision, and Neve for winter. The additional Terra and Sabia modes for off-road and sand are available as options.
Power is what separates the Urus from all other SUVs in the market. The Lamborghini Super SUV nests a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo gasoline engine. This monster is capable of 650 hp with a maximum torque of 850 Nm, launching the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds to a top speed of 305 km/h.
The engine is then paired to an automatic 8-speed electro-hydraulically controlled planetary transmission system. It is also equipped with a 4-wheel drive system with rear-wheel steering.
Of course, if your car can accelerate this quick and drives this fast, it better has an appropriate braking power. With thermal-resistant carbon ceramic brakes, the Urus can be tamed down from 100 km/h to 0 in 33.7 meters, according to Lamborghini.
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