All You Need to Know About the 2018 Lamborghini Urus
By Zlatan Stankovic on May 16, 2018
Born out of Italy, Lamborghini is a brand that takes immense pride in their supercar range. In recent years car fans have become accustomed to the blistering speed and unique appearance of the Aventador and Huracan. But, now they’ve decided to take a second shot at delving into the SUV market with the Lamborghini Urus.
The brand has managed to maintain its style; you’ll still find an aggressive, dominating presence to the Urus. In fact, judging it in comparison to the best SUVs out there, it’s probably the sportiest. Hence why it’s immediately captured the attention of millions worldwide. When it comes to the interior, it has everything you’d expect from a vehicle produced by Lamborghini.
There’s the frameless doors, the abundance of hexagon shapes, carbon fibre, Alcantara and leather. They’ve stuck with those core aspects because they work so well. No matter what style of car Lamborghini manufactured, they’d be able to retain their luxurious, cool, classy theme just through those aspects. But, as it’s an SUV, there is also a plethora of new features, which you may not expect.
For instance, they’ve incorporated four cupholders, Isofix points which enable child car seats to be mounted and a huge cargo area which would easily cater for the weekly bulk grocery shop. Now, they may seem like minor additions, but in the SUV market they go a long, long way. Furthermore, both driver and passengers will benefit from the two HD touchscreens immersed into the centre console.
They deliver everything from music and navigation, to climate control and driver settings. Oh, and if you ever find yourself with low battery on your phone during a long trip, you can utilize the wireless charging pad. To add to the luxury factor, you’ll notice that there’s adequate leg and head room inside, despite the raked roofline. Talking of the exterior, you can definitely tell it’s been made by the Italian brand.
Why? Because there’s the sharp edges and futuristic elements that we all adore about Lamborghinis. The thin lights which include the LED strips, the two dual exhausts, the carbon ceramic discs and the 21-inch wheels are all absolutely awesome. As optional extras, you could have 23-inch wheels, sunroof, four seats and adaptive cruise control.
Moving on to the performance; it’s an area which is never going to be lacking considering it’s made by Lamborghini. But, they have made some slight changes for the Urus. The most noticeable is the turbocharged engine, which is the first Lamborghini ever to feature that style of engine. Reports suggested they opted for that, so you could feel more pull at lower revs. However, that doesn’t mean it’s lacking power.
The bi-turbocharge 4.0-litre V8 engine racks up an impressive 650-BHP, along with 627 pound-feet of torque from as little as 2,250-RPM. With help from the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, the Urus can whizz from 0-62-MPH in a mere 3.6 seconds and hit a whopping top speed of 190-MPH. Not bad for an SUV, eh?
As expected, you are gifted with a number of different drive modes, all of which are suited to different conditions and scenarios. You have the Corsa, Sport, Strada, Neve and the optional Terra and Sabbia. Corsa is obviously designed for the track, as it allows the power to flow effortlessly through the car by dropping the ride height 0.6-inches and triggering the active torque vectoring.
Whereas, Neve is for snow, Terra is for off-road and Sabbia is for sand. In addition, the stiffness, steering and powertrain can all be adjusted extremely easily. For the Urus, Lamborghini have opted for Pirelli P Zero tyres, which offer excellent grip and traction in almost any condition. The turbocharged engine may not provide the menacing sound and thrill of the 10 or 12 cylinders, but it’s perfect for an SUV.
If you’re searching for an SUV that ticks all the right boxes, plus allows you to have some fun with it, then the Urus is a great choice. The base price is around $200,000, but you can easily shoot way north of that figure if you select any of the optional extras.