The New Lamborghini Urus: Super Sport Utility Vehicle

By Nigel Atkinson

Lamborghini has launched its third model the Lamborghini Urus, the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, into a world where the SUV has become somewhat ubiquitous. VW already has the Bentayga so why not a Lamborghini SUV?

The Urus features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp at 6,000 rpm, with a maximum of 6,800 rpm, and 626 lb ft at 2,250 rpm. Claimed acceleration is quite rapid with the benchmark 0-60 time coming up in 3.48 secs and onto 124 mph in 12.8 making it one of the fastest SUVs on the planet. Top speed is a claimed 190 mph.

This engine is very compact and is mounted low to maximize the car’s center of gravity. The turbos are mounted close to the combustion chambers, providing better responsiveness and reducing turbo lag. Cylinder deactivation reduces fuel consumption although I image the typical buyer has this fairly low down on their priority list.

The four-wheel drive on the Lamborghini Urus features a Torsen self-locking differential, with torque split 40:60 to the independent front and rear axles, respectively. The front axle can receive up to a maximum power of 70% while the rear can hold 87% depending on condition or driving mode.

Not the first Lambo SUV

The Lamborghini LM002 was an off-road sport utility vehicle, built between 1986 and 1993. It was powered by a DOHC 48-valve V-12 with aluminum block and heads, which generated 444 hp @ 6800 rpm and 368 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm. It was obviously somewhat slower than the Urus with a time of 7.7 seconds to 60, mostly due to its 6780-pound curb weight. The only transmission available was a 5 speed manual outputting to a four-wheel-drive system with a center-mounted two-speed transfer case, allowing 4wd operation in low and high ranges, or conventional rear-wheel drive.

Urus Design

As is typical in this segment the Urus has coupe styling with the higher ground clearance that is demanded, matched with a luxurious interior space loaded with tech goodies. The Lamborghini Urus looks pretty rakish and sharp all around with the headlamp and tail lights matching those on the Huracan. As is the norm for Lamborghini the Urus name is derived from the world of bulls. The Urus, also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle. The Spanish fighting bull, as bred for the past 500 years, is still very close to the Urus in its appearance.

Lamborghini four-wheel drive and torque vectoring

The Lamborghini Urus’ four-wheel drive system uses an active torque vectoring via a rear differential, enabling power to be instantly distributed to each individual wheel for enhanced traction, depending on the driving mode, driving style Go to the full article.

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