Despite spending over five years in development, the production version of the Urus shares much of its design with the Urus concept of 2012.
Similarities between the two include the large air vents embedded in the front bumper and the LED headlight design. The production model also appears to have the concept’s low roofline that slopes downwards towards the rear.
At first glance, the differences are minor. The new SUV has a slightly higher nose and a lower ride height than the concept. The former also gets a small air vent near the top of the front wheel arch, which doesn’t appear on the pre-production car.
The Urus is based on the MLB Evo production platform sourced from Lamborghini’s parent company Volkswagen, Auto Express reports. It’s the same platform that can be found on SUVs such as the Audi Q7 and the Volkswagen Touareg.
While Lamborghini’s current range of supercars features naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines, the Urus is equipped with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8.
Despite losing a few cylinders to its siblings, the SUV is still capable of delivering a supercar-rivalling 641bhp and 627lb-ft of torque.
Its high power output, along with its all-wheel drive system and eight-speed automatic gearbox, allows the SUV to go from 0-62mph in 3.6secs and on to a top speed of 190mph.
Why do we like this car?….
The doors swing open – they feel lighter than a big SUV’s usually do; the frameless windows, see. The interior is more swooping and extravagant than in most 4x4s too. The centre console is high. You can have five seats but this one has four; all individual chairs wrapped in expensive-feeling materials. So too is the dashboard, where Lamborghini design meets occasional VW Group familiarity, and some new things: a two-step touchscreen rather like the Range Rover Velar’s, and a thick bunch of switches to scroll through the drive modes, start the car and select a drive function on the eight-speed auto.
Those who tried it say that it feels like driving in a dream …so let’s dream!!