Lamborghini has confirmed that the Urus, a concept SUV first unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, will pack an exclusive twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 when it will go on sale in 2018.
It’s evident that the journey to the use of ‘turbocharging’, a deviance from the brand’s naturally aspirated lineage, was done in the interest of reducing emission. As a by-product, they achieved an abundance of torque, the kind that an SUV would be required to shell out in spades. Though speculations have arisen as to whether Urus owners would actually take their machines off the road, Lamborghini has pressed that they want to make it possible if the need arises.
Engineers at Lamborghini felt that performance at lower revs will be key for the Urus to excel as a true SUV and to assist this they’ve even equipped it with an all-wheel drive. Buyers will have exclusivity and only Lamborghini will have access to this unique engine. Lamborghini’s Urus will roll off their new factory in Bologna and the initial target would be to sell 3,000 units after which the car maker would also consider building variations once launched.
With all the hype that has been created around the Urus, it’s one SUV we just can’t wait to drive.