Wraps come off new Lambo

Riley Riley

The wraps have finally come off Lamborghini’s new SUV.

And you won’t find any electric or hybrid power plants under the bonnet of this monster.

Urus sports a new front-mounted, 4.0 litre twin turbo aluminium V8 that delivers 478kW of power and 850Nm of torque, the latter between 2250 and 4500 revs.

It’s enough to catapult the five-seater from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12.8 seconds, with a top speed of 305 km/h – making it the fastest SUV on the face of the planet.

Like other Lambos the name Urus is derived from a bull.

Lamborghini says the Urus, also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle.

“Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible,” says Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The third model in the supercar line up comes with benchmark power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability.

Power is fed to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic, with cylinder deactivation to reduce fuel consumption.

The all-wheel drive system features a Torsen central self-locking diff, active torque vectoring and four-wheel steering for perfect handling, with up to six different driving modes.

One of those modes has perhaps been aptly named EGO mode and allows the driver to fully customise the drive settings.

Rounding out the package are carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive air suspension and active roll stabilisation for maximum safety and comfort.

It is fitted with 21s but up to 23-inch wheels can be added.

With a 3003mm wheelbase there’s plenty of room inside, with a low seating position that creates a comfortable and extremely spacious feel.

A high-end 1700 watt Bang & Olufsen audio system can be optioned, with 21 fully active speakers.

Urus is priced from $US200,000.


Body and frame Integral lightweight body in aluminum composite design
Suspension geometry Multi-link front and rear
Suspension type Adaptive air suspension with electromechanical active roll stabilization
Brake system Front and rear CCB
Calipers Front aluminum 10 piston brake calipers:
21″ with radial fixing and pistons with phenolic insertRear cast iron floating 6 piston brake calipers:
19″ with integrated electric parking brake
Discs (front – rear) Carbon ceramic discs
(Ø 440 x 40 mm – Ø 370 x 30 mm)
Steering Steering gear with different servotronic characteristics and Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering (LRS), managed by the Tamburo drive modes
Steering wheel ratio 13.3:1
Steering wheel turns
lock to lock
Steering wheel diameter 376 mm
Tires (range) Pirelli P Zero, Front: 285/45 R21 up to 285/35 R23
Rear: 315/40 R21 up to 325/30 R23
Wheels (range) Front: 9,5Jx21″ up to 10Jx23″
Rear: 10,5Jx21″ up to 11,5Jx23″
Kerb-to-kerb turning circle 11.8 m – average value, variable due to dynamic condition, thanks to Lamborghini RWS
Airbags Up to 8 Airbags
Type Petrol V8, 90°
Displacement 3.996 ccm
Valve per cylinder 4
Valve timing Intake and exhaust camshaft adjusted continuously
Turbocharger Bi-turbo twin-scroll
Maximum power 650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm
Specific power output 162.7 hp/l
Maximum torque 850 Nm at 2,250-4,500 rpm
Maximum rpm 6,800 rpm
Type of transmission 4WD with integrated front differential,
central differential (Torsen) and active
torque vectoring rear differential
Gearbox 8-speed automatic gearbox, characteristic depending on drive mode
Top speed 305 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
[0-62 mph]
3.6 sec.
Acceleration 0-200 km/h
[0-124 mph]
12.8 sec.
Braking 100-0 km/h
[62-0 mph]
33,7 m
Wheelbase 3,003 mm
Overall length 5,112 mm
Overall width
(excluding mirrors)
2,016 mm
Overall height 1,638 mm
Track (front – rear) 1,695 mm – 1,710 mm
Ground clearance 158 mm – 248 mm (adjustable via air suspension)
Curb weight < 2,200 kg
Weight-to-power ratio 3.38 kg/hp
Fuel tank 85 liters (75 liters US Market)
Luggage compartment 616 liters – 1,596 liters
Combined cycle 12,7 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 290 g/km
* In accordance with
Reg. EU 715/2007

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