Actually, its the fastest SUV in the world, did you expect less from Lamborghini?
Sant’Agata confirmed its status as speed king in announcing the latest Rambo Lambo’s 190-mph top end along with running the naught-to-sixty-two-mph sprint in 3.6 seconds. Under the very Lamborghini looking sheet metal lay Audi’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 which not only kicks out 650 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque but also has the distinction of being the first factory turbocharged engine offered by Lamborghini.
Based on the VW Group’s MLB Platform shared with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and Bentley Bentayga, the German-built internal explosions are hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission which feeds into a torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system. Twist can be moved between the front and back axles, and side-to-side across the rear axle thanks to center and rear mounted differentials. Under normal conditions, torque is split 40/60 front to back, but under duress, 70 percent can be sent to the front or 87 percent to the rear.
Lamborghini was also quick to reiterate what it’s been saying in the leadup to the super SUV’s debut, which is that the Urus is more than capable in a multitude of road and weather conditions, be it private school schlepping, rally racing, apex chasing, sand slinging, or snow drifting.
Adding to its capability, the crossover gets a rear-wheel steering system borrowed from the Aventador S. Allegedly, the Urus weighs less than 4,850 pounds which makes it the SUV with the best power-to-weight ratio.
“The Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach based on the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle, the SUV,” said Stefano Domenicali, Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible, the Super SUV. It is a true Lamborghini in terms of design, performance, driving dynamics and emotion as well as drivable every day in a range of environments.”
The Urus offers up carbon ceramic brakes as standard kit, and the rotors are the largest ever installed on any production car. The fronts clock in at an absurd 17.3 inches, while the rears measure 14.6 inches; 10-piston calipers bite the fronts, four-pistons work out the rear. The brakes are hidden behind standard 21-inch rolling stock, with the option to upsize to 22 or 23-inch wheels
In the U.S., the Lamborghini Urus will be priced from $200,000 with deliveries set to get underway in the spring of 2018.