In automotive annals, the 2010s will be known as the “decade of the SUVs”. Yes, over the last few years, SUV sales have been booming across the globe – a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Many luxury marques—including some eyebrow-raising names—have made forays into this segment with some mouth-watering offerings to capitalize on the high demand for SUVs. The first brand that jumped on the bandwagon was Porsche, with their amazing Cayenne. However, over the years, even high-end luxury car manufacturers, such as Bentley and Rolls Royce, have introduced SUVs of their own.
However, no SUV has made a bigger splash than the Lamborghini Urus. The very first SUV from a brand that’s renowned for creating some of the world’s fastest and rarified hypercars, the Urus took many by surprise when it was unveiled in 2018. However, does it share its DNA with its supercar siblings, or is it just another Audi Q7 in a fancy suit?
Well, let’s find out…
Now, there’s no doubt that many of the components that make up the Urus have been sourced from its Volkswagen Group stablemates, such as the aforementioned Audi Q7 and the Cayenne. However, lift that finely-sculpted hood and you’ll find an all-new, completely-bespoke 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The peak power output this beast produces is just astonishing: 641 hp and 627 lbs-ft of torque, the latter of which is produced at just 2,250 RPM.
So, what does all the power mean? What happens when you put the Urus in track mode and floor the pedal on the right? Well, this might SUV will catapult you towards the horizon, hitting 60 mph from a dead start in just 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 190 mph if the road (and the law) allows it.
Remember, this is no hunkered down, purpose-built sports car we’re discussing: it’s a proper SUV that can comfortably seat 4 adults.
The Driving Experience
When cruising around the city, the Urus is as dignified and as composed as a range-topping Range Rover Sport. In fact, we can’t think of any ultra-luxe SUV that trumps the Urus in terms of refinement and comfort. It’s quiet, sophisticated, and is as comfortable gliding on a highway as it is on an off-road track.
However, the big Lambo is much more than just a highway cruiser or an off-road battler. Give that finely-chiseled nose a whiff of the race track and it transforms into a completely different animal. This high-riding, nearly 5,000-pounder devours corners like you wouldn’t believe. It just flings itself out of bends unbelievably fast and flat.
The Final Word
It’s safe to say that the Lamborghini Urus has taken SUV performance to unprecedented levels. It marks the dawn of a new era, an era of Hyper-SUVs.
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