After a long wait and a slew of teasers, Lamborghini has finally taken the wraps off their first “super SUV”, the Urus. The Italian marque first hinted at the inevitable newcomer in a concept guise back in 2012. Now after almost five years, the production-spec Urus remains true to the original aggressive-looking concept. Simply put, the Urus is a supercar disguised as an SUV. Let’s have a closer look at the all-new Raging Bull in our picture gallery.
Lamborghini has instilled every bit of their supercar DNA in the Urus. It is unmistakably a Lamborghini with all those chiselled creases and in-your-face styling. The high-riding stance further accentuates the aggressive design.
Being an SUV, the Urus flaunts flared wheel arches with body claddings all around. The front bumper is very busy with lots of slats and louvres making it look like a Sci-Fi creature. Measuring 5112x2181x1638mm, the Urus is a large vehicle.
As a Lamborghini tradition, the name Urus is derived from the world of bulls. The Urus is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle. The Spanish fighting bull, as bred for the past 500 years, is still very close to the Urus in its appearance.
The SUV sits on massive 21- to 23-inch designer alloy wheels (largest in its segment). The wheelbase is 3,003mm while the whole car weighs less than 2,200kg. The Urus also scrounges the rear-wheel steering from the Aventador S.
The Urus is based on the same MLB Evo platform as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and the upcoming Volkswagen Toureg. It saved the carmaker from the efforts of building the SUV from ground up.
On the inside, it is everything you’d expect from a Lamborghini. Although highly customizable, the cabin is sporty and functional. There are two digital screens in the centre console, while instrument cluster is all-digital too.
The fighter-jet-style ANIMA drive selector has five driving modes – Strada, Sport, Corsa, Sabbia (sand), Terra (land), and Neve (snow). Of these, the last three are seen for the first time in a car from Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Or else, the driver can take control of all the setting through Lamborghini’s famous EGO mode. The Urus is a proper four-seater but can be had in a five-seat configuration as well with 18-way adjustable seats, ISOFIX, and sunroof.
The boot space is 616 litres which can be extended to 1,596 litres. The seats are as sporty as you can imagine from an Italian sports car with a multifunctional steering wheel. The wheels are wrapped in special Pirellis for all-season, all-terrain conditions.
Sitting on the wrong side of a Lamborghini, powering the SUV is a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 punching out 650bhp of raw power at 6000rpm and 850Nm of twisting force between 2,250-4,500rpm.
Transmission is an eight-speed automatic sending power to all four wheels. The Tamburo – Lamborghini’s driving dynamics control as well. The Italian SUV can sprint to a 100kmph from standstill in just 3.6seconds, and to a top whack of 305kmph.
To stop the mammoth with confidence, the Urus comes fitted with the biggest brakes fitted on a production SUV. A 17.3-inch carbon ceramic rotors for the front axle is paired with 10-piston callipers. At the rear, there are four pistons 14.6-inch discs.
The Sant’Agata Bolognese-based carmaker has quoted a price of EUR 171,429 (approx. Rs 1.3 crores). The super SUV will hit the road in 2018 being built at the same facility as the other two Raging Bulls – the Aventador and the Huracan.
The Urus is targeted in mass markets such as China. The super SUV will increase the sales for the carmaker by leaps and bounds. Lamborghini will promptly introduce the Urus to India once it goes on sale in the international markets.