2018 Lamborghini Urus Has Finally Arrived! Looking Better Than Concept

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The Lamborghini company has introduced the long-awaited Urus SUV in the final production version. For the first time, the car was shown as a concept car back in 2012. The presentation of ultimate 2018 Lamborghini Urus took place in the Italian city of Bologna. The company representatives claims that the Urus is a true Lamborghini in terms of design, power, performance and emotions. With all these advantages the car is suitable for everyday driving.

The company has high hopes for the crossover. Especially for its release, the production capacity of the main plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese was doubled – up to 7,000 cars per year. Sales of 2018 Lamborghini Urus will begin in the spring of 2018. In the US the SUV will cost around $250,000 without options.

Extreme Design

Strictly speaking, Lamborghini already had SUV car – an almost utilitarian SUV with the designation LM002 the Italian brand produced in the period from 1986 to 1993. It was first made for the army but failed in competition with HUMVEE. Then it was very popular in Middle East, because of the ability to drive fast on sand. The car was equipped with a V12 engine borrowed from Countach, then from Diablo. At the presentation, it was mentioned that there are references to the LM002 in the appearance of Urus. However, the design have more similarities with Lambo supercars, which should be more appreciable.

Urus is built on the modular platform of the Volkswagen corporation called MLB Evo. This platform is also at the heart of such models as Bentley Bentayga, Audi Q7, and Porsche Cayenne. Dimensions of the new 2018 Lamborghini Urus are following: 201.2 inches in length, 79.3 inches in width and 64.4 inches in height.

2018 Urus Unique Interior

The interior is decorated in a familiar for Lamborghini key – and that’s what we never seen before. The design is all unique and stunning, remind the cockpit of sci-fi fighter jet. The driver and passenger seats can be set in 12 positions by default (18 positions are optional). There is a multimedia system with a display and 8 speakers audio system in the base trim. In addition, the volume of the trunk makes an impressive 21.7 cu ft. With folded rear seats – 56.3 cu ft. The driver will be able to choose between six driving modes, the names for which are listed in Italian: Strada (“quiet” version for the track), Sport, Corsa (aggressive driving mode), and “off-road”: Neve (snow), Terra ) and Sabbia (sand). There is also a fully customizable mode called Ego.

2018 Lamborghini Urus Specs

Instead of the usual naturally-aspirated V10 and V12 under the hood, typical for Lambo supercars, the Urus 2018 has a V8 of 4.0 liters displacement with a double turbocharging (the first time for Lamborghini). The engine develops 650 hp of power and 672 ft lb (850 Nm) of torque. To accelerate to the “sixty” heavy crossover requires just 3.6 seconds. The top speed is 189 MPH, which makes it the fastest production SUV on the planet. The decision on the engine choice in the company was motivated by the fact that the SUV needs traction at low revs – naturally aspirated V10 and V12 won’t work for these purposes. Some say that the Urus engine is just a modification of a similar Audi one, but the Italians claim that they developed the unit from scratch and put it only on Lamborghini.

The car received an 8-speed automatic and a four-wheel drive system with a self-locking Torsen clutch. Suspension is independent (two levers at the front and multi-link at the rear), the distribution of torque is 40:60 in favor of the rear axle. As necessary, up to 70% of torque can be directed to the front and up to 87% on the rear wheels. The air suspension allows you to change the clearance in the range from 6.2 to 9.7 inches. The brakes are powerful: front mounted carbon-ceramic brakes with 17.3″ discs (rear – 14.5″). By default, Urus is equipped with 21-inch wheels, but 23-inch versions are also available.

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