The upcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV has been spotted undergoing testing at the Nurburgring motorsport track in Germany.
- Likely to be powered by 600 bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine
- Due to arrive with dual-clutch gearbox and four-wheel drive system
- Adopts coupe-like SUV look and style
- Launches this year at roughly £180,000
Over the last few years there’s been a real boom in the SUV market, with almost every manufacturer looking to offer their own equivalent model to match consumer interest. A few examples include Bentley with their Bentayga, Maserati with their Levante, and Alfa Romeo with their Stelvio. There is however another manufacturer with an SUV on the horizon: Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini.
Whilst perhaps a little controversial (Lamborghini doing an SUV… huh?!), it’s clear that Lamborghini have taken notice of the SUV success amongst the market and decided to use it as an opportunity to get one over their competitors; after all, none of Ferrari, McLaren, Zonda or Koenigsegg offer one. That’s why they’ve began developing their SUV known as the Urus.
I’m a big fan of the Aventador and Huracan so to have that same look and feel applied to an SUV really is a dream family car.
Little is known at this moment in time about the Urus other than the obvious: it’ll look like a big Lamborghini and drive like one too. It’s expected to have a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with over 600 bhp – probably the same engine from the latest RS 6 – and be coupled with a dual-clutch gearbox and four-wheel drive system. It’ll also look more coupe-like as opposed to a more vertical rear.
Outside of all that, the Urus is a mystery. All we have are these spy shots of it at the Nurburgring and the concept version from the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. We’ll probably find out more as the year progresses as it’s due to go on sale before the end of the year at estimated cost of around £180,000.
A Lamborghini SUV?! I’m in love! I’m a big fan of the Aventador and Huracan so to have that same look and feel applied to an SUV really is a dream family car.
I do wonder how the final version will look, as it’s naturally hard to tell from spy shots. There’ll be a fine line between making the Urus look fantastic and making it look like a Chinese knock off, but I think Lamborghini are gonna absolutely nail it. Based on the concept though, I’d definitely have one of them, no doubt. I can’t wait to see the real thing – especially on the road!