In times like these, when restlessness is at its peak following a series of lockdowns and lack of travelling, these pictures of the Urus trotting across Japan is a source of hope and despair.
Lamborghini Japan recently went on a tour across Japan via the Unlock Any Road Japan campaign that saw them clock 6,500 km with the Urus SUV in a month.
Two units of the Urus were specially customised by Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design department for the trip; one in a Giallo Inti Pearl Capsule specification and one in Blu Astraeus.
The Urus pairing began their journey in Fukuoka and passed through the incredible surroundings of Hiroshima, Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Yamagata, and Akita during the first half of the route.
Travelling north along the Sea of Japan, the two Urus passed through Hokkaido, Sendai, and Yokohama before reaching the final destination – The Lounge Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo.
At the starting point of Fukuoka, the tour visited Miyajidake Shrine, which is famous for its view of the Road of Light, and then moved to Hiroshima, with a stop at the Atomic Bomb Dome.
In Kagawa, the two Urus drove through the Flower Park Urashima with its flower fields and ocean view, and then the 12,300 metre Great Seto Bridge. The drive continued to Bizen City which offered elegant views of Japan, and Himeji Castle, Japan’s first World Heritage Site.
With a view of the secluded Juni Falls deep in the mountains, the convoy drove alone an off-road trail at Nara Trial Mountain, through muddy and loose terrain as a result of the rain.
While driving, the SUVs encountered the Yoshino River Koinobori that was commemorating Children’s Day. Approximately 200 carp streamers were put up – “swimming” in the blue sky.
After a serene drive through the stunning Nishinooka Bamboo Forest Road, the tour stopped at Yasaka Shrine, which is said to have been established over 1,300 years ago.
The Urus then headed to the Pacific Long Beach with its majestic stretch of beautiful blue ocean, before arriving at Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. This was then followed by the Shirakawa-go Village, which is surrounded by Japan’s unspoilt landscape.
The pair later arrived at the Higashi Chaya District, which is lined with traditional townhouses with distinct red lattice-work windows.
Once on Chirihama Nagisa Driveway the pair were driven on a sandy beach and once at Yamagata Prefecture, the Lamborghini SUVs were photographed with Hakusan Island, which sits off Yura Beach.
The Lamborghini Urus, as featured in our 2018 Best Driver’s Car video, is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 650 hp and 850 Nm of torque. Dubbed the Super SUV, it’ll do 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 12.8 seconds, before hitting its 305 km/h top speed!