Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Not it's no a sandwich ... Lamborghini Urus is a super SUV

Not it's no a sandwich ... Lamborghini Urus is a super SUV

A 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8, it will give the 2,200kg Lamborghini a hefty 478kW and 850Nm, and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.6 seconds.

Claiming to be the "first super sport utility vehicle", Lamborghini says the Urus creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability. This thing puts out 641 brake horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque, with a claimed 0 to 62 miles per hour time of 3.6 seconds.

Lamborghini made 3,457 sports cars past year and is expecting to sell a similar number of the Urus by 2019.

Its low-down grunt is supplemented by a four-wheel-drive system that adopts active torque vectoring via a rear differential and rear-wheel steering - which was first used on the Aventador S supercar. In normal driving, its front-to-rear torque split is 40/60, but up to 70 percent can be sent to the front and 87 percent can go to the rear in certain scenarios.

Monster carbon ceramic brakes (440x40mm front, 370x30mm rear) are fitted to both axles and wash away speed as quickly as it is gathered, decelerating from 100km/h to standstill in just 33.7m. At higher speeds, the rear wheels steer with the front wheels to improve stability.

It is touted to have off-road capabilities, with three additional drive modes called "Terra"(off-road), "Neve"(snow) and "Sabbia"(sand) added to Lambo's usual Strada, Sport and Corsa.

Available equipment includes a hands-free power tailgate, keyless entry and start, dual touchscreen displays powered by an "LIS" multimedia system, voice control, satellite navigation, digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, wireless smartphone charging, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, head-up display, a 1700W 21-speaker Bang & Olufsen "3D" sound system, 18-way adjustable ventilated front seats and climate control can feature.

Lamborghini has unveiled its own unique combination of sports vehicle and functional SUV with the Urus.

Excluding local taxes, the Urus has a suggested retail price of $390,000. The Urus is expected to have a starting price of around $200,000, with a focus on markets like USA and China.

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