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Lamborghini Urus
ManufacturerAutomobili Lamborghini S.p.A
ProductionFebruary 2017 –present
Model years2017–present
AssemblySant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
DesignerMitja Borkert[1]
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, four-wheel-drive
PlatformVW MLBevo
Engine4.0 L FSI twin-turbocharged V8
Power output478 kW (641 hp; 650 PS)
Transmission8-speed ZF 8HP automatic[2]
Wheelbase3,002 mm (118.2 in)
Length5,113 mm (201.3 in)
Width2,017 mm (79.4 in)
Height1,638 mm (64.5 in)
Curb weight2,200 kg (4,900 lb)
PredecessorLamborghini LM002

The Lamborghini Urus is an SUV manufactured by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini. It was unveiled on 4 December 2016 and was put on the market for the 2017 model year.[3] The name comes from the Urus, the ancestor of modern domestic cattle, also known as the aurochs.[4]


Lamborghini Urus Concept at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The Lamborghini Urus concept was unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show on 23 April 2012.[5] Later, the SUV was also shown at Pebble Beach in 2012. Powered by a 5.2 L V10 engine shared with the Gallardo, the engine generated a theoretical maximum power output of 600 PS (592 hp; 441 kW) and was accompanied with an all-wheel drive system. The Urus was reported to have the lowest carbon emissions as compared to its competitors (i.e. the Porsche Cayenne, Bntley Bentayga and the Audi Q7).[citation needed] The Urus was conceived as a perfect daily driver unlike the other offerings from the brand. The sharp-lined exterior design of the SUV takes heavy influence from the company's V12 flagship, the Aventador. The production version of the SUV was revealed in 2017 with major changes done to the exterior and featuring a different powertrain than that of the concept.[6]


The 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine

The Lamborghini Urus does not use Lamborghini's hallmark of naturally aspirated V10 (as used in the concept) or V12 engines. Instead, the Urus is powered by a 650 PS (478 kW) 4.0 L twin-turbo V8. The engine is a modified version of Audi's 4.0L V8[7][8] that has application in other VW Group cars, including both the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Panamera Turbo, as well as some of the Audi S and RS models,[citation needed] the A8, the Bentley Continental V8[citation needed] and the Flying Spur V8. The engine has been heavily reworked though, and produces 99 hp (74 kW) and 80 N⋅m (59 lbf⋅ft) of torque more than the Cayenne Turbo, with changes such as new cylinder heads. The engine is assembled at a Volkswagen plant in Hungary and is shipped to Lamborghini to be put inside the SUV.[9]

Specifications and performance[edit]

Lamborghini Urus (rear)

The Lamborghini Urus is much lighter than most of its competitors (i.e the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and Rolls-Royce Cullinan) at less than 2,200 kg (4,850 lb) as quoted by the manufacturer [10] mainly because of the extensive usage of carbon fibre reinforced polymer, although it is based on the same platform as the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne, and Volkswagen Touareg.[11] The engine is rated at a maximum power output of 478 kW (641 hp; 650 PS) at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 850 N⋅m (627 lb⋅ft) at 2,250–4,500 rpm. The Urus has a front-engine, all-wheel-drive layout,[11][12] and a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph) making it one of the world's fastest production SUVs. The Urus can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds and 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in 12.8 seconds. Lamborghini has developed the world's largest set of carbon ceramic brakes[citation needed] for the Urus, with 440 mm (17.32 in) rotors in the front and 370 mm (14.57 in) rotors in the rear using ten-piston callipers at the front and six-piston callipers at the rear. The all-wheel drive system of the Urus under normal driving sends 40 percent of the engine's torque to the front wheels and 60 percent to the rear wheels uses torque vectoring to send as much as 70 percent to the front or 87 percent to the rear when necessary. The SUV also features rear-wheel steering and an air suspension system that can provide a maximum of 250 mm (9.8 in) of ground clearance for off-road use. The SUV will be available with an optional off-road package, which includes modified front and rear bumpers that are better suited to the task. The Urus, like all of Lamborghini's current offerings, will feature a selection of driving modes, which adapt the suspension to improve the car's performance in various driving conditions. The Lamborghini Urus will feature Strada (street), Sport, Corsa (track), Terra (dirt), Sabbia (sand), and Neve (snow) driving modes, with the latter three possibly only available on the off-road package offered. The Urus has a base price of US$200,000 and will have a seating capacity of four to five people.[13]


On 4 December 2017, the car was unveiled at Lamborghini's Sant'Agata Bolognese headquarters, making it the brand's first SUV since the LM002.[14][15] Production began in February 2018 and Lamborghini plans to build 1,000 units in the first year of production, and 3,500 in 2019.[16] Lamborghini has expanded their factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, to produce the Urus.

Earlier appearance of the name[edit]

Lamborghini had trademarked the name "Urus" before the introduction of the Lamborghini Estoque at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, and automotive news blogs Jalopnik and Autoblog believed that the name would be applied to what was eventually found to be the Estoque.[17][18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Matthew Debord (16 January 2018). "Designer of the Lamborghini Urus". Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ John Pearley Huffman (April 2018). "2019 Lamborghini Urus". Car and Driver. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ 2018 Lamborghini Urus: Everything We Know
  4. ^ "Lamborghini Urus". Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance program: 134. August 2012.
  5. ^ "Drive News - Lamborghini Urus SUV". 22 April 2012.
  6. ^ Jay Traugott (22 April 2012). "Lamborghini Urus concept revealed". Carbuzz. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Lamborghini Urus Reviews | Lamborghini Urus Price, Photos, and Specs | Car and Driver". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  8. ^ "New Lamborghini Urus SUV revealed in full – due in 2018". Evo. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  9. ^ "Lamborghini Urus Reviews | Lamborghini Urus Price, Photos, and Specs | Car and Driver". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  10. ^ "Lamborghini Urus Dimensions". Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  11. ^ a b Kable, Greg (30 April 2012). "Lightning Lamborghini". Autoweek. 62 (9): 10. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Lamborghini Urus SUV". 23 April 2012.
  13. ^ "The Lamborghini Urus is the latest $200,000 SUV". The Verge. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Report: Lamborghini Boss Confirms Urus SUV Will Go Into Production". Top Gear Philippines. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  15. ^ Vijayenthiran, Viknesh (14 May 2013). "Lamborghini Urus SUV Approved for Production in 2017". Motor Authority. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  16. ^ "2019 Lamborghini Urus SUV Horsepower Revealed by CEO". Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  17. ^ Wojdyla, Ben (22 September 2008). "Lamborghini Urus Four-Door Concept Coming To Paris, Fittingly Named After A Big German Cow". Retrieved 5 May 2012. The lid on the mysterious Lamborghini teaser images has cracked open a bit wider today, and what we see inside is the Lamborghini Urukakflfls, a four-door, front-engined, super saloon to compete against the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide.
  18. ^ Wojdyla, Ben (26 September 2008). "Lamborghini Estoque Is The Lamborghini Urus?". Retrieved 5 May 2012. Seems the trademark claim Lamborghini placed on the name "Urus" may have been a red herring and the real name of the four-door super saloon set to debut at the Paris Motor Show may be the Lamborghini Estoque.


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