At long last, the Lamborghini Urus has finally been revealed – with the name derived from the world of bulls. The Urus, also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle.
The Urus features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine delivering 650 hp and 850 Nm where 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.6 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 12.8 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/h – the highest top speed for an SUV. Reduced turbo lag and maximum torque is guaranteed by twin-scroll turbochargers while cylinder deactivation reduces fuel consumption.
Power is delivered through an 8-speed gearbox to all four wheels, supplemented by active torque vectoring that distributes power to each individual wheel for enhanced traction and increased steering control. Torque is split 40/60 between the front and rear axles – with rear wheel steering. There are 6 driving modes available through the “Tamburo” drive mode selector – Strada (Street), Sport, Corsa (Race), Neve (Snow), Terra (off-road) and Sabbia (Sand).
In Strada, the ride height changes according to speed while in Sport, the Urus lowers itself to ensure stability. In Corsa, the Urus becomes more precise with minimal body roll. In three of the off-road modes, ground clearance is raised with electromechanical active roll stabilisation providing independent asymmetric movement for optimal traction – the system is used for the first time in a Lamborghini.
The front splitter and large air intakes ensures optimal air flow, hand in hand with the extensively covered undercarriage. Aerodynamic blades on the outer edges of the rear window, together with the floating rear wing, integrated rear spoiler and spoiler lip helps reduce wind resistance.
The Urus weighs a staggering 2,200 kg – even with an intelligent mix of aluminium, steel and forged aluminium. All that sits on an adaptive air suspension system where ride height is customisable through the Tamburo drive mode selector.
Carbon Ceramic Brakes are standard – the largest and most powerful available – with virtually no brake fade. The large brakes are tucked beneath a range of 21 to 23 inch wheels, wrapped in tyres specifically made for the Urus by Pirelli.
Inside, the 5-seater interior can be made up of leather, alcantara, aluminium, carbon fiber and wood trims – Piano Black and Brushed Aluminium finishes are standard. It features a multifunction, three-spoke steering wheel with vibration dampers, a Lamborghini Infotainment System (LIS) and a fully-digital TFT display to project information in 3D form.
Front seats are fully-electric, heated and 12-way adjustable while rear seats are movable and foldable with ISOFIX mounting points. Boot space is rated at 616-litres, 1,596-litres with the second row folded. A two-seat second row can be had as an option. Voice command, heads up display and a touchpad are all standard while the Lamborghini Smartphone Interface (LSI) allows for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Sound is projected through 8 speakers – powered by a Bang & Olufsen sound system with immersive, natural 3D sound throughout the cabin. Safety wise, the Urus comes with High Beam Assistant, parking sensors and a collision mitigation system. The Urus’ retail price starts from RM 718k.