Lamborghini Urus: The world’s first Super SUV
Urus, the birth of world’s first Super sport utility vehicle
Lamborghini finally introduced the Urus SUV, in fact, it reinvented itself again with the name bearing the image of raging bull on the badge, spelled as Ooros also known as Aurochs or in simple English the daddy of the modern Spanish fighting bull. However, it carries the strong Lamborghini DNA. This means Urus is flat out fast, and brutal. Like any other Lamborghini sports cars, Urus has too many corners and it will be the on the doors of any boy’s room as a pin-up poster, capable of inspiring every generation alive till date.
This is not the first time Lamborghini has produced an SUV. Back in 1977, Lamborghini made the SUV prototype as a military vehicle code-named Cheetah. It took another nine years for Lamborghini which was cash-strapped back then, Lamborghini introduced LM002 as the most capable SUV of its time. It was dubbed as Rambo-Lambo!
Based on the bones of highly modified Audi Q7 SUV, Porsche Cayenne, and Bentley Bentayga platform, Lamborghini chooses its own way of developing the engine for Urus. The Urus features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7 hp/l, the Urus claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio at 3,38 kg/hp.
Urus is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12,8 seconds and with a top speed of 305 km/h it is the fastest Super Sport Utility Vehicle on the planet!
Lamborghini has paired the high revving engine with an automatic eight-speed gearbox. The compact and efficient electro-hydraulically controlled planetary gearbox is tuned to provide very short low gear ratios and longer high gears. A highly efficient slip-controlled converter lock-up clutch and specially-developed torque converter guarantee a highly responsive engine, with an exceptionally powerful starting ratio for exciting acceleration, and high speed at low engine revs for optimal fuel consumption and emissions. Highly efficient gear braking is also assured.
The driving advancement comes with the tried and tested rear-wheel steering introduced in the Aventador S over the whole speed range. The rear steering angle varies up to +/- 3.0 degrees, according to vehicle speed and driving mode selected: at low speeds the rear-axle steering angle is opposite to that of the front wheels (counter-phase steering), effectively shortening the wheelbase up to 600 mm for increased agility and a reduced turning circle for increased maneuverability. At high speeds the rear axle steering angle is in the same direction as the front wheels (in-phase steering), elongating the wheelbase up to 600 mm for increased stability and ride comfort as well as optimum driving dynamics.
Urus is also equipped with active torque vectoring via a rear differential, enabling propulsive power to be instantly distributed to each individual wheel for enhanced traction, depending on the driving mode, driving style, and the road grip. The Tamburo driving mode selector on the center console controls all dynamic vehicle systems and allows the selection of driving dynamics. 6 Different driving modes available to suit any type of terrain and surface condition. STRADA, TERRA (off-road) and NEVE (snow) torque vectoring reduces understeer for safe and simple driving. In SPORT and CORSA torque vectoring allows the Urus to become more agile with a greater oversteer character: interaction between the four-wheel drive system and ESC manages oversteer to enable a precise and fun drive. In SABBIA (sand) mode, the system is calibrated to guarantee agility and precision on terrains with the reduced grip such as on gravel or sand dunes, making it the ideal mode for off-road fun.
In the city, the Urus is well tamed. It is a luxury SUV as the most powerful, with a super sports car dynamism to be enjoyed by both driver and passengers. Its low-line coupé styling and commanding road position belie the very comfortable ride, higher ground clearance, and luxurious space within together with the latest technologies. The Urus provides easy driving in the city, maximum comfort during long journeys, thrilling super sports car dynamics on the road and track, and versatile off-road abilities in a range of environments. The Lamborghini Urus has a dual personality: it is multi-dimensional. It can be specified to be as sporty or as elegant as the owner wishes, and can equally be used as a daily luxury drive or provide an exhilarating super sports experience.
Paying homage to the LM002 Urus is certainly inspired from LM002 as well as the super sports cars that are fundamental to Lamborghini heritage: the Urus has outstanding proportions, adopting the two-thirds body, one-third window ratio of Lamborghini super sports cars. the design is predictably dramatic and dynamic. Even though the profile looks rakish at the C-pillar, yet Lamborghini ensures that all five occupants would sit in comfort in a luxurious cabin.
The imposing front of the Urus clearly identifies the location of the front-engined power plant within the peaked mound of the bonnet, reminiscent of the Miura and Aventador, and accented by diagonal hood lines, found for the first time on the Countach, that are such a dynamic Lamborghini characteristic. The bold, low front is underlined by the substantial front fender. Large air intakes sporting the hexagonal theme are linked by a low-level front spoiler, further emphasizing the car’s aerodynamic efficiency and exceptional performance. The front lights are sleek, slim and very sporty, set in a horizontal position and with LED headlights in the familiar Lamborghini Y shape.
The Lamborghini Urus infotainment system reflects its luxurious and daily usability and comes with advanced connectivity features. Included as standard is an LIS touchscreen infotainment display across two screens, perfectly integrated within the Urus’ interior above the center ‘Tamburo’. The upper screen is the key interface for entertainment, managing functions such as media, navigation, telephone and car status information. The lower screen provides a keyboard and hand-writing-compatible screen for inputting information and controlling functions such as climate control and seat heating.
The Lamborghini Smartphone Interface (LSI) allows fully integrated connection of iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) smartphones, and Baidu-Carlife (China) as standard. The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Urus in Spring 2018 at suggested retail prices around USD $200,000.00
Lamborghini Urus – Technical Data
|CHASSIS AND BODY|
|Body and frame||Integral lightweight body in aluminum composite design|
|Suspension geometry||Multi-link front and rear|
|Suspension type||Adaptive air suspension with electromechanical active roll stabilization|
|Brake system||Front and rear CCB|
|Calipers||Front aluminum 10 piston brake calipers:
21″ with radial fixing and pistons with phenolic insertRear cast iron floating 6 piston brake calipers:
19″ with an integrated electric parking brake
|Discs (front-rear)||Carbon-ceramic discs
(Ø 440 x 40 mm – Ø 370 x 30 mm)
|Steering||gear with different servotronic characteristics and Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering (LRS), managed by the Tamburo drive modes|
|Steering wheel ratio||13.3:1|
|Steering wheel turns
lock to lock
|Steering wheel diameter||376 mm|
|Tires (range)||Pirelli P Zero, Front: 285/45 R21 up to 285/35 R23
Rear: 315/40 R21 up to 325/30 R23
|Wheels (range)||Front: 9,5Jx21″ up to 10Jx23″
Rear: 10,5Jx21″ up to 11,5Jx23″
|Kerb-to-kerb turning circle||11.8 m – average value, variable due to dynamic condition, thanks to Lamborghini RWS|
|Airbags||Up to 8 Airbags|
|Type||Petrol V8, 90°|
|Valve per cylinder||4|
|Valve timing||Intake and exhaust camshaft adjusted continuously|
|Maximum power||650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm|
|Specific power output||162.7 hp/l|
|Maximum torque||850 Nm at 2,250-4,500 rpm|
|Maximum rpm||6,800 rpm|
|Type of transmission||4WD with integrated front differential,
central differential (Torsen) and active
torque vectoring rear differential
|Gearbox||8-speed automatic gearbox, characteristic depending on drive mode|
|Top speed||305 km/h|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h
|Acceleration 0-200 km/h
|Braking 100-0 km/h
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Overall length||5,112 mm|
|Overall height||1,638 mm|
|Track (front – rear)||1,695 mm – 1,710 mm|
|Ground clearance||158 mm – 248 mm (adjustable via air suspension)|
|Curb weight||< 2,200 kg|
|Weight-to-power ratio||3.38 kg/hp|
|Fuel tank||85 liters (75 liters US Market)|
|Luggage compartment||616 liters – 1,596 liters|
|Combined cycle||12,7 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions||290 g/km|
|* In accordance with
Reg. EU 715/2007