Quite a number of hearts were broken when a test mule -- believed to be the new Lamborghini Urus -- seen at the Munich airport turned out to be a camouflaged Audi Q7 SUV. However, that didn’t reduce interest in the new Urus and instead, it even caused more people to become curious about Lamborghini’s first-ever SUV.
This time, we are hoping that it is the real Lamborghini Urus that was recently spotted being driven on the roads of Denmark. Pro-street.dk reported the sighting, which involved what’s speculated to be a heavily camouflaged Lamborghini Urus.
With Stefano Domenicali, chief executive of Lamborghini Automobili, saying that the luxury sports car maker would soon unfurl more details about the Urus in the next few weeks, a global debut of the production version of the SUV at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March could be expected. This implies that the camouflaged test mule spotted in Denmark could be the closest final production form of the new Lamborghini Urus. It may even be the actual model already.
Based on the spy image, the camouflaged Urus features a shape that is very similar to the concept of the same name unveiled by Lamborghini at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2012. Just like that concept, the camouflaged test mule features a sloped roofline and short rear overhang. Although the camouflaged test mule only comes with a pair of exhaust tips, the final production version should have two pairs.
Lamborghini is planning to produce around 3,500 units of the Urus SUV annually, which should be supported by the current expansion work at its manufacturing facility in Sant’Agata Bolognese in Italy. The expansion should double the site’s annual production facility from the current 3,500 vehicles to around 7,000 units. The company is expecting the expanded Sant’Agata Bolognese site to be operational in April, when the carmaker starts production of the Urus SUV. Domenicali has disclosed that the first models to roll off the production would be prototypes, which would be used to train its people.
The new Urus SUV will be powered by a 4.8-liter biturbo V8 engine that is already installed in the Porsche Panamera Turbo, in which it was able to deliver 404 kW (542 hp) of peak output and 770 Nm (568 lb.-ft.) of max torque. While the power levels for the Urus remain unknown, the carmaker is expected to tune it for greater output. Domenicali has also confirmed that the second variant of the Urus SUV will definitely be a hybrid unit. As for the Urus’ capabilities, Domenicali disclosed that the SUV will be able to go off the road, as it will come with a specific setup for ice, snow, stones, and sand.