For those of you like me that are not totally involved in the car scene as much as I would like to be. Last December Lamborghini revealed the Lamborghini Urus for the 2018 model year. This was their first attempt at an SUV since the Lamborghini LM002 that was produced between 1986–1993 with 328 produced.
The Urus Was Revealed
The Urus was revealed in concept with a 5.2 L V10 engine of the Gallardo. However, when they revealed the Urus for production it comes with 650 HP 4.0 L twin-turbo V8. The engine is a modified version of Audi’s 4.0L V8. For those of you that are not aware Lamborghini is owned by Volkswagen, who owns Audi as well, so Audi and Lamborghini share some of the same parts for the powertrain.
The Urus Performance
The Urus has a front-engine, all-wheel-drive layout. The top speed of 190 mph which makes it one of the world’s fastest production SUVs. Now, I don’t know if you need an SUV that goes that fast. However, it opens the possibilities of what you can do with it. The Urus features rear-wheel steering and an air suspension system that can provide a maximum of 9.8 inches of ground clearance for off-road use. The Lamborghini Urus will feature Strada (street), Sport, Corsa (track), Terra (dirt), Sabbia (sand), and Neve (snow) driving modes.
A Few Specifications
- MAX. POWER650 HP (478 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
- MAX. TORQUE850 Nm (626,93 lb.-ft.) @ 2,250-4,500 rpm
- MAXIMUM ENGINE SPEED6,800 rpm
- ACCELERATION 0-62 MPH – 3.6 s
- ACCELERATION 0-124 MPH – 12.8 s
Their other cars are all two-seater hypercars. They place the engine in the rear of the car. Up front, you have a small “Frunk” that is about the size of an apple box. It makes it hard to pack any luggage, or anything substantial. It would make it hard for you if you wanted to take it on a road trip. However, with the Urus, you can still strap your kids into the back seat. You have room for your luggage in the back. If you have a family this is definitely the exotic car for you.
I think the Urus will be a good vehicle for the soccer moms of the rich and famous. It’s got a good reliable engine and comes from a reliable auto manufacturer. It will be interesting to see how some of the major 3rd party companies make it better with all the aftermarket parts they develop. I think in a couple years when the price comes down it will become a popular option for a lot of people when they are looking for a well respected affordable exotic SUV.
The Lamborghini Urus Is a Good Option
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