Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Lamborghini Finally Unveiled its Brand New Urus SUV

Lamborghini Finally Unveiled its Brand New Urus SUV

Lamborghini has unveiled its first SUV in a quarter of a century with this - the Urus. And after years of teaser images, the Italian automaker has finally revealed the world's fastest SUV at Lamborghini's Sant Agata Bolognese headquarters.

The new Urus is powered by a 4.0 litre V8 twin turbo engine that comes with an impressive 650 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque.

It accelerates from 0-100 km an hour in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km an hour in 12.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 305 km/h.

Prices for the Urus start at £131,500, with the first customers due to receive their vehicle by spring 2018.

Meanwhile, the cabin offers seating for up to five occupants (a two-seat rear layout is optional) and is replete with high-quality materials including the finest leather, Alcantara, aluminum, carbon fibre and wood. Users may find rear space lacking; the low roofline styling of the small "sport coupe" BMW X6 is apparent here as well, and rear-seat room in the X6 comes at a premium.

It is Lamborghini's first SUV since the LM002, which it built between 1986 and 1993. "We are spot on time with the right product", he said. The Urus might be an SUV, but there are only four individual seats, and it appears that all passengers will ride in the lap of luxury. The Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible, the Super SUV.

Lamborghini plans to release hybrid super cars in the near future, chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali told AFP on Tuesday.

"A bull is always aggressive, but I would like to give us a new philosophy toward the future: A bull can be gentle", he said previous year.

"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". As has always been tradition at the automaker, the name Urus is derived from the world of bulls: Urus, also known as Aurochs, was one of the large, wild ancestors of today's domesticated cattle.

The SUV is also expected to help boost the brand in China, the world's largest auto market, where buyers prefer large sedans and crossovers.

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