The long wait is over, Lamborghini has finally pulled the sheets off its new Urus SUV – and as expected, it’s a stunner. Drawing a number of similarities with the original concept that was introduced in 2012, the production Urus’s look is just as aggressive, if not more so. Standout features like a chiseled fascia, slim headlights, and colored accents in the grille give the Rambo Lambo's successor a unique look. That same signature aggression carries over to under the hood as well.
Powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8, the Urus pumps out a monstrous 650 horsepower (484 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque, all while returning a respectable 22.2 miles per gallon. The engine comes paired to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission that benefits from a torque converter, a first for the Lamborghini brand. With standard all-wheel drive, and the Aventador S' borrowed rear-wheel steering, the Urus is able to sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.59 seconds using launch control, and continue on to a top speed of 186 mph (300 kmh).
The SUV rides on the same MLB platform as the Bentley Bentayga, Audi Q7, and Porsche Cayenne, so expectedly some cues do carry over. The Urus tips the scales at 4,750 pounds (2,154 kilograms), giving it impressive performance for such a hefty thing. It also comes with the "largest brakes in the world," massive 17.3-inch carbon ceramic rotors for the front axle paired with 10-piston calipers. A set of 21-inch alloys comes standard, but buyers can option 22- or 23-inch units wrapped in bespoke Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
In the cabin the Urus features a center stack design and plenty of angular edges throughout. A similarly styled flat-bottom steering wheel and a red starter button carry over from the sports car range, while the shifter is located just forward the starter button with a mode selector next to it. As we’ve seen in previous videos, the Urus will have a digital instrument cluster, and a range of driving modes: Strada, Sport, Corsa, Sabbia (Sand), Terra (Off-Road), and Neve (Snow).
The Urus will be built at Lamborghini’s Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy production facility, with early examples arriving in 2018. Pricing will start at around $200,000, and Lamborghini expects to move around 3,500 examples per year. The biturbocharged engine will be the only engine offered at launch, with a plug-in hybrid option coming in 2019.