THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPER-UTILITY VEHICLE
When Lamborghini redefined what a utility vehicle represents.
There’s a reason why the Feruccio Lamborghini’s brainchild has held the spotlight in the automobile universe for 56 years – excellence! The fierce performance and unique styling that defines the marque is hard to beat. Moreso now, with the Urus here to redefine what the luxury brand can and cannot do.
To transcend the borders of traditional sports car build and create a utility vehicle that retains the soul of its ancestors requires a level of genius. A crossbreed of extreme performance and gentle handling, the Urus is definitely Lamborghini’s proof that it sees no barriers.
Debuted in 2015 and met with much scepticism, if Lamborghini didn’t have their head straight while at the drawing board, the Urus would have been a resounding failure. Many didn’t think the renowned sports car maker had what it takes to successfully pull off an SUV.
Named after the ancestor of the modern domestic cattle, the Urus is the world’s first genuine super-utility vehicle. It is powered by a 4.0-litre 8-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine that delivers 650 hp, 627 lb-ft of torque, and that distinct Lambo sound. This guarantees that you can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and max out at 190 mph.
This all-wheel-drive possesses excellent cornering abilities even in high speeds, no doubt the result of engineers who have learnt to manipulate the forces of physics. An efficient and fast braking system sponsored by carbon-ceramic brakes that go from 68 mph to zero in less than 150 feet. The driver is served handling that feels very much stable and has a good grip on the ground despite its being 4,850 lb in weight.
It’s interior is everything you would expect a Lamborghini to be – luxurious, smart, modern, technologically advanced, personalised and features the jet-fighter themed crafts that characterises a Lambo. You wouldn’t be in any doubt that you were in a Lamborghini!
There’s plenty to love about the Urus, not least the six drive modes and an extra that allows you to customise the powertrain, steering and suspension settings that it features.
For those who have a clear understanding of what a car should be and do not want to have to sacrifice performance for adaptability to everyday life, there are only rivals for the Urus, not substitutes.