Lamborghini officially took the covers off one of the most anticipated Lamborghini products of this century, their super sports SUV, the 2018 Lamborghini Urus.
It’s been 24 years since Lamborghini last made their LM002 SUV and now there’s a Rambo Lambo 2.0. According to Lamborghini in an official press release they dropped earlier today (Dec. 4, 2017) Lamborghini revealed all the juicy details on its 650 HP off-roading capable super SUV. With Lamborghini’s design language found on every body panel and a capable engine underneath the front hood, Lamborghini is hoping that sales will double for total global units sold. Check out a couple of photos of this one-of-a-kind off-roader below.
The new 2018 Lamborghini Urus SUV
Engine: 4.0L V8 TwinTurbo
Output: 650hp, 850nm
Top Speed: 190mph
Price: €187,389 pic.twitter.com/remqLsMNHu
— Earl Karanja (@Earlsimxx) December 4, 2017
— Motor Trend (@MotorTrend) December 4, 2017
The numbers don’t lie. With crossovers and SUV’s still reigning supreme bolstered by affordable fossil fuels, it would behoove any car company to offer some sort of high-riding SUV in their lineup. Not having a crossover or SUV in your lineup, especially for smaller, boutique car manufacturers like Lamborghini, could spell disaster for your balance sheet.
Lamborghini was proud to point out a few design points that are shared with its LM002 predecessor. Like the Countach and other Lamborghinis, the Urus keeps the same two-thirds body and one third window proportions from top to bottom. Up front, keen eyes will notice the Y-shaped air intakes detailed with the Italian flag, like the LM002, a homage to its home country. The wheel arches are shaped in a distinctive hexagonal housing boasting 21-23 inch wheel sizes. Inside, the Urus’s climbing center console is also inspired by the LM002.
Lamborghini has its last SUV, the LM002, on display at the launch of the new Urus. Full story on Autocar later pic.twitter.com/5YSxCbaKKp
— Autocar (@autocar) December 4, 2017
As rumored, the Urus uses a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 putting out 650 HP and 627 lb-ft with all that power paired to an 8-speed automatic. Being a proper SUV, it’s AWD. Torque vectoring at each corner also ensures that not only can this SUV crawl, but you can take a corner fairly quickly and the Urus will steer its rear wheels in slightly a different direction to aid you around a turn. 60 MPH comes and goes in 3.6 seconds and their’s a top speed of 189.5 MPH. Look for matchups between the Urus, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Bently Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne S, and Jaguar F-pace to be a regular thing.
The Urus has seating for five and pricing starts at around $200,000.
Although Lamborghini has made one of the most capable SUV’s on sale, at least on paper, I wonder if anyone will actually truly stretch its legs off-road. It would be a shame to have all that capability and never exploiting it.