This is unlike any Lamborghini automobile ever! An SUV from the company who produces supercars made from the blood of raging bulls? Of course, they are calling it the world’s first Super Sports Utility Vehicle – a fact we can’t deny given the super specs on the automobile and Lamborghini’s signature design. Will this animal from Lamborghini’s bullpen deliver on the brand’s promise? Let’s find out!
From the outside, the vehicle sports the signature of Lamborghini’s extreme design yet finds a way to make it less aggressive for the owners who just want to buy milk on a cold Monday morning from the nearest market. However, on the inside, it’s still a beast. The front hood houses the 4 litre V8 twin-turbo engine with 650 HP and 850 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is achieved in just 3.6 seconds and the top speed is a staggering 305 km/h! Braking is no less impressive: the Urus decelerates from 100 km/h to 0 in 33.7 meters. The vehicle is 4-wheel steering with carbon-ceramic brakes, adaptive air suspension and active roll stabilization installed for maximum safety and comfort.
|Lamborghini Urus - engine gearbox|
The hallmark of the SUV is its balance of power and weight. The vehicle improves its efficiency through a combination of best in class technology and a mixture of aluminium and high-strength steel. Lamborghini’s engineers have significantly brought down the curb weight of Urus to less than 2,200 kgs through the use of aluminium. This is less than the weight of the Mercedes G65 and Bentley Bentayga, both of which weigh 2,687 kgs and 2,440 kgs, respectively. The weight reduction throughout the car's chassis has also resulted in lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The chassis is a blend of aluminium and steel, with frameless aluminium doors, torsional beams replacing a C-pillar, and cross-members in aluminium contributing to the lightweight Urus, as does the chassis floor in a high-strength steel material. Seats are designed and constructed for lightweight comfort and rims are in forged aluminium. The front axle with aluminium subframe and suspension-strut support includes specially-designed pivot bearings and wishbone structure. A rear axle with optimized subframe features an aluminium and steel hybrid construction cell. The adaptive air suspension system enables the vehicle to be raised or lowered according to the road and driving conditions, with ride height further customizable by the driver via the settings of a Urus-specific controller in the centre console: the Tamburo (Drum). It should also be noted that the 21", 10-piston brake callipers with radial fixing and pistons with phenolic insert are all aluminium made.
High-quality materials including the finest leather, Alcantara, aluminium, carbon fibre and wood have been used to make the interiors. For example, the dashboard trim is finished in Piano Black and Brushed Aluminium as standard. Optional finishes are offered in Open Pore wood including a combination of aluminium, and a carbon fibre alternative.
According to Automotive News Europe, the OEM said would produce between 3,500 and 4,000 Uruses worldwide a year. Overall, Lamborghini stays true to the concept of design to achieve high performance and most importantly, maximum attention. With uncompromising specs and style, we are sure the Urus is here to make a statement that it has arrived and how!