Lamborghini's Badass Urus SUV Goes Rogue With Twin-Turbo V8 Packing 641 Horsepower
The Urus is built on Volkswagen's MLB [Evo] platform, which means that it shares its bones with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and all-new Volkswagen Touareg. Of the four, the Lamborghini is no doubt the most brash design -- hands down. The Urus is strictly a four-seater, and given its sharply raked tailgate, we doubt that you'll be lugging much cargo in this crossover.
Inside, you'll find a rather traditional -- for a Lamborghini -- cabin with a digital gauge cluster behind the steering wheel, a large display screen below the air vents on the center stack for infotainment/navigation system, and yet another display which takes care of climate controls. If you look closely, you'll also find controls for an adjustable air suspension, which can raise the vehicle by 3.5 inches to aid in off-road excursions. However, given that the Urus is rocking 23-inch wheels with low profile tires, how many people are actually going to take this thing off-road... really? The only off-roading that the Urus will likely see is hopping a curb at Costco.
But what about power? Lamborghini of course has you covered here. The Urus is motivated by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that pumps out 641 horsepower and an equally impressive 627 lb-ft of torque (from 2,250 rpm to 4,500 rpm). That power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission that send power to all four wheels. Lamborghini says that the 4,850-pound Urus can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 189 mph.
The Urus is no doubt coming to the United States, but as of now, we don’t have an estimated arrival date or firm pricing. However, the vehicle is said to be priced at £165,000 in the United Kingdom, which is roughly $222,000.