Lamborghini Urus, which the Italian performance car maker calls a Super Sport Utility Vehicle (SSUV), will be coming to Australia in the final quarter of this year. It’s priced at $390,000 (GST and LCT included) plus on road costs and dealers will be happy to take orders now
As has long been the tradition at Lamborghini, the name Urus is derived from the world of bulls. The Urus, also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle.
Urus is powered by a 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo engine with 650 hp (478 kW), and 850 Nm of torque claimed to provide acceleration zero to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed 305 km/h.
Braking is no less impressive: the Urus decelerates from 100 km/h to a standstill in just 33.7 metres courtesy of carbon ceramic brakes. Many passenger cars have longer stopping distances than that.
It is driven by all four wheels – hardly a surprise – but what is special is that it’s steered by all four wheels. Active torque vectoring added to four wheel steering further improves it handling ability. As does active roll stabilisation for maximum safety and comfort
The Urus uses an eight-speed high-performance automatic transmission.
“Our Super SUV is a true Lamborghini in terms of design, performance, driving dynamics and emotion,” says Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO. The Urus fits perfectly within the Lamborghini family as a high performance car.
“Lamborghini’s plan is for the Urus to provide easy driving in the city, comfort during long journeys and versatile off-road ability. Yet it’s aimed to provide a lot more than that – even aimed at track work if the owner feels that way inclined.”
Wheel options range from 21-inch to 23-inch, fitted with a range of summer, winter, all-season, all-terrain and sport tyres developed by Pirelli for the Urus and with widths varying between front and rear to enhance stability and sportive driving behaviour.
Stay tuned for more details as we get our opportunity to view the stunning new Lamborghini SSUV later in the year.