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Lamborghini Urus ‘Super SUV’ launched

Lamborghini Urus ‘Super SUV’ launched Classic and Performance Car

Lamborghini has shown the new Urus model in production form, and says that it has created the world’s first 'Super SUV'.


With a car like the LM002 in its back catalogue, we perhaps shouldn’t be surprised that Lamborghini has built its very own modern SUV. Called Urus, this latest product has been described by the company as the world’s first Super SUV.
 
We all knew it was coming, thanks to various teasers, leaked images and a very similar-looking concept car. It certainly has the wild and aggressive styling that we’ve come to expect of a modern Lamborghini, with the power to back it up too.
 
A tuned version of the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 found in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is found up front, with power and torque up to 641bhp and 627lb ft. Pushing the four-wheel-drive Lamborghini from 0-62mph in 3.6sec, top speed is a claimed 189mph. 
 
The Urus not only borrows its engine from the Porsche family. It sits on the MLB Evo platform, which is also used by the Audi Q7, and shares the eight-speed automatic transmission, torque vectoring rear differential, variable rate anti-roll bars and rear-wheel steering with the Cayenne. Sharing the same three-chamber air suspension, which can alter ride-height and spring rates depending on driving mode. 


Lamborghini has been keen to make all of the technology, and the car, feel different to its relatives, and has introduced a new torque distributing centre differential. This sends 60 percent of the torque to the wheel wheels under normal driving conditions – giving the Urus a different attitude to the Volkswagen Group-related cars – and can send up to 87 percent of the available power to the rear if necessary, as well as 70 percent to the front wheels in off-road and low traction situations.
 
Drivers can select up to six different driving modes from the Urus’s ANIMA controller: Strada, Sport, Corsa, Terra (off-road), Neve (snow) and Sabbia (sand). 
 
Weighing in at just less than 2200kg, the Urus needs some serious stopping power. That means 440mm carbon-ceramic discs with 10 piston calipers up front, along with 370mm discs and six-pot calipers at the rear. 
 
Lamborghini is expecting Urus production to account for half of all Lamborghinis by 2019. To prepare for this, the Sant’Agata factory has seen some serious expansion, with a new paint shop and Urus-specific assembly building – with capacity for 20 cars per day. The dealer network will also be expanded to cope with both retail and service demands. 
 
Prices are yet to be confirmed, but Lamborghini has suggested that UK prices will start at around £165,000 when it goes on sale early next year.
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