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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Lamborghini Urus: Company Claims Will Be World’s Fastest SUV


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Lamborghini Urus Concept

Lamborghini is making big promises for its upcoming Urus SUV. R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani claims it will be the world’s fastest SUV when it debuts. That debut isn’t for another three years so there’s plenty of time for Lamborghini to make good on that claim.

According to Motoring, the Urus will be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine rather thant the current naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines. Those don’t have enough low-down torque for an SUV designed to tackle off-road terrain.

Lamborghini Urus Concept Profile

Reggiani not only confirmed that the Urus will be more powerful than the Bentley Bentayga, but that it will sprint from 0-62 mph in less than four seconds. This beats the Bentley Bentaya and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S at 4.1 seconds and BMW X6 M at 4.2 seconds.

Urus prototypes are currently roaming the dunes in the Middle East to make sure they’re off-road worthy, although how many owners will actually put it to the test is up for debate. Reggiani sees the Urus as the future of the company and expects it to boost their volume from 2530 units last year all the way to 6000 units. Expect to see the Lamborghini Urus at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Lamborghini Urus Concept Rear