Lamborghini continues to tease the us with the upcoming reveal of the highly-anticipated Urus, its first SUV after 25 years.
The ever-popular Lamborghini LM002 SUV from the late ’80s has met its modern-day match: the Urus. The rare LM002, owned by celebrities like Pablo Escobar and Mike Tyson, does in fact appear to resemble an off-road beast.
The Urus, however, seems more like a lifted Huracan than a dirt-road hero. Looks can be deceiving, however, as you will see below.
When we heard that Lamborghini was going to ditch the naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines for a more powerful twin-turbo 4.0L V8, we were stoked. The twin-turbocharged Urus will produce a whopping 650 horsepower, which is more than any Lamborghini Huracan on the road today.
AutoNews reports that the Urus SUV will be manufactured on the same platform as its Volkswagen competitors: the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7.
Apart from impressive power numbers, a video that recently surfaced the web has us in even more awe. Apparently the Lamborghini Urus is giving a whole new meaning to “supercars” and is being referred to as a “Super SUV” by the Italian marque itself.
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Although the Urus is capable of tackling sand dunes and the likes, it will probably never be used to do so by consumers who can afford the six-figure SUV.
The video below demonstrates the list of driving modes available on the Urus – Strada (road), Sport, Corsa (track), Sabbia (sand), Terra (dirt) and Neve (snow).
These modes should be engaged to suit different driving conditions and terrains. These driving options are a great addition to the SUV and gives it a lot more credibility as being off-road capable.
Peep the video below to see the Lamborghini Urus ripping up the dirt terrain. Don’t worry, we cringed a little too. Nonetheless, it’s incredible.
Lamborghini will launch the Urus SUV on December 4th in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Stay tuned to see how it compares to the previous Miura, Countach and LM002.
Source: Car Throttle