Lamborghini Urus beats rivals…
In case you missed it, intentionally or otherwise, the newest model from Lamborghini is soon to be headed for showrooms around the world. The Lamborghini Urus isn’t their first attempt at an SUV, nor is it their second.
When some uppity know-it-all mentions the LM002 as Lambo’s first take on an off- roader, casually ask about the LM001, or before that the Lamborghini Cheetah, both rear engined and both using an American V8. Watch the scramble to get to Google.
And for more cocktail talk, mention that the Urus name comes from the aurochs, an extinct species of cattle. Women will swoon.
While I won’t get my hands on one for a while, photos indicate no softening or compromise from the Lamborghini design team. Short hood, wide waisted, the creases scream Lamborghini, wisely continuing the styling of the Aventador and Huracan.
$200,000 base price buys you:
640 hp twin turbo 4.0L V8
4 or 5 seat configuration
7 driving modes – Strada/Sport/Corsa/Terra/Neve/Sabbia/Ego
0-62 mph: 3.6 seconds
Top Speed: 189 mph
State of the Art Technology
Advanced Infotainment System
Customizable to your exact taste
Largest Carbon Ceramic brakes on any production vehicle
After the launch of the Urus, Lamborghini announced the Urus will also be built as a plug and play hybrid utilizing all of the technological wizardry accumulated by parent company VW, borrowing liberally from Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche and Ducati.
Can Ferrari be far behind with an answer to their Italian rival? Brilliantly executed in the interim Ferrari FF, the platform’s there and certainly an SUV with the prancing horse on the nose is a market Ferrari can no longer overlook.