It packs 650 metric horsepower (641 in USA and British ponies) and 672 lb. -ft. of torque from its twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Is the Lamborghini Urus the answer to the question that nobody asked?
Unlike Lamborghini's first SUV, the LM002 that was built from 1986-1993 and nicknamed the "Rambo Lambo" thanks to its military-inspired looks, the Urus shares the sleek, edgy styling of the brand's current sports auto lineup with some visual muscle added for good measure.
True, there was the Lamborghini LM002, but the Urus is going to be (Lamborghini hopes) a large volume selling model and this one isn't quite as off-road focussed. It is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. We can expect the Urus to be a popular option with professional athletes, the Hollywood elite and plenty of kids buying cars with Daddy's money on YouTube simply because it is the hot new Lamborghini.
The Urus gets a trick all-wheel drive system too.
Torque is normally split 40:60 front-to-rear but 70 per cent can be sent to the front or 87 per cent to the rear, depending on conditions.
The Lamborghini Urus will also have four-wheel steering with the rear wheels able to provide steering assistance up to 3 degrees. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn in opposition to the front wheels for improved steering response and a reduced turning circle.
Stopping power comes courtesy of standard carbon ceramic brakes with 440mm discs up front with 10-piston aluminium callipers, and 370mm units at the rear with six-pot callipers.
"The Urus wheel range will span from 21" to 23".
There will be "the finest leather, Alcantara, aluminum, carbon fibre and wood".
Measuring in at 5112mm long, 2016mm wide and 1638mm tall with a 3003mm wheelbase, the Urus offers 616 litres of luggage capacity when the second row (three or two seats) is upright but can be expanded to 1596L with it is stowed.
Stefano Domenicali describes the Urus as an SUV that is on a level not previously possible.
We will bring you updated Australian pricing, availability and specification details when confirmed.
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