The Lamborghini Urus got quite a bit of attention before it was officially launched. And when the Italian automaker took the sheets off of their newest 2019 Urus, there was a collective gasp as it was truly gorgeous. We could tell that it shares many cues with the original concept in 2012, but the latest model is just a bit more aggressive.
It will definitely stand out beside other SUVs with its new and unique look -- from its chiseled face, slim headlights, to the coloured accents in the grille. Of course, the Urus gets a very powerful engine under its hood.
Having said that, the Lambo’s successor comes equipped with a 4.0-liter biturbo V8, and this pumps out 650 horsepower (484 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-metres) of torque. It also returns an impressive 22.2 miles per gallon. This engine works with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission that benefits from a torque converter -- a first for the Lamborghini brand.
Its rear-wheel steering wheel has been borrowed from the Lamborghini Aventador S, and it comes with standard all-wheel drive. In only 3.59 seconds, the Urus can sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) using launch control, before it continues to its top speed of 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour).
Just like the Bentley Bentayga, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, the Urus rides on the same MLB platform. Overall, the Urus weighs at 4,750 pounds (2,154 kilograms), giving it quite an impressive performance. The vehicle also comes with the largest brakes in the world with the huge 17.3 inch carbon ceramic rotors for the front axle that is paired with 10-piston calipers. Customers can get a set of 21 inch alloy wheels that come as a standard, or they can pay a little extra for a set of 22- or 23-inch units dressed in bespoke Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
Moreover, the cabin of the Urus is just as impressive. It features angular edges like the flat bottomed steering wheel. It also has the same red starter button like that of other sports car range. As we have seen in previews of the Urus, it highlights several driving modes like the Strada, Sport, Corsa, Sabbia, Terra, and Neve - for all kinds of weather.
Lamborghini will build its newest SUV at their Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The first few samples will be delivered sometime in 2018. Each one would cost around $200,000 and the automaker expects to sell 3,500 examples annually. This will then be followed by a plug-in version in 2019.