Finally, the much awaited Lamborghini
Urus, the world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle has been launched. The Urus
was unveiled at Automobili Lamborghini HQ in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in
the presence of the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
The first customers will take
delivery of the new Lamborghini Urus in Spring 2018 at a retail price of Euro
171,429.00 (Rs 1.3 crore). In India , the price would definitely be higher
because of the high import duties.
The Urus World Premiere took
place in the Manifattura Lamborghini, the new factory 4.0, where shaping real
masterpieces between skillful craftsmanship, advanced automation and
cutting-edge technology is possible. With Urus, Automobili Lamborghini launches
its third model and creates a new niche in the luxury segment.
The Urus is powered by a 4.0 litre
V8 twin-turbo engine which produces 650 hp@ 6000rpm and 850 Nm of peak torque@2250rpm
and the car accelerates from 0-100 km/h
in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed 305 km/h.
The Lamborghini comes with a 4WD
system with active torque vectoring and four-wheel steering for perfect
handling, carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive air suspension and active roll
stabilization for maximum safety and comfort.
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.
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.
As has long been the tradition
at Lamborghini, the name Urus is derived from the world of bulls. The Urus,
also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle.
The Spanish fighting bull, as bred for the past 500 years, is still very close
to the Urus in its appearance.
The twin-scroll turbochargers
run in parallel, providing maximum power in full-load conditions. This reduces
turbo lag and ensures maximum torque and smooth provision of power throughout
the torque curve, even at low speeds. Two separate exhaust flows complement the
cylinder firing sequence by eliminating cross-interference in the exhaust gas
cycle. With a double overhead camshaft and variable valve timing, new
cylinder-liner technology reduces weight while ensuring the highest performance
from the eight-cylinder engine. Cylinder deactivation reduces fuel consumption
for a perfect balance between vehicle performance and efficient engine
Transmission and gearbox
The Urus features 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 Lamborghini Urus'
four-wheel drive system delivers safe, highly-responsive driving dynamics on
every road and surface, in all weather. A Torsen central self-locking
differential provides maximum control and agility in all driving conditions,
particularly off-road. Torque is split 40/60 to the independent front/rear axle
as standard, with a dynamic maximum torque of 70% to the front or 87% to the
rear, enhancing traction to the axle with higher ground friction.
The Urus features 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. Torque vectoring also
provides additional steering control: less steering effort is required, with
enhanced agility allowing higher cornering speeds and a more sporty drive. Yaw
motion is controlled, avoiding understeer into corners and tire slip during
In the driving modes 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 reduced grip such as on gravel or sand dunes, making it the
ideal mode for off-road fun.
The Lamborghini Urus adopts
the 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.
The emotive Lamborghini sound and feel
A 360-degree approach to
engine, exhaust system and chassis ensures daily usability with the reduction
of unwanted mechanical noise, while maintaining the emotive Lamborghini driving
experience and inimitable Lamborghini sound.
Depending on the driving mode
selected via the Tamburo, the V8 engine has been calibrated to vary the sound
and feel of the Urus, from the quietest and most comfortable low-frequency
sounds in Strada mode, to a sportier and more exciting Lamborghini sound and
feedback in Corsa. A specially-developed exhaust system also customizes the
sound output dependent on engine speed: at high acceleration, the Urus produces
a more guttural, sporty sound and chassis feedback.
The Tamburo – Lamborghini driving dynamics control
The Tamburo driving mode
selector on the center console controls all dynamic vehicle systems and allows
the selection of driving dynamics according to surface conditions or drivers'
preference, via Strada, Sport and Corsa as well the additional Neve (snow)
mode. As an option, two further off-road settings are offered: Terra (off-road)
and Sabbia (sand).
The Urus' specially-tuned
damping system incorporates new damper valves, continually adjusting to
different driving conditions: harder when cornering and softer in a straight
line. The adaptive damper concept is automatically adjusted to different
driving modes through ANIMA, or can be fully customized by the driver via the
EGO mode, choosing the required rigidity for a very comfortable ride to an
extremely sporty, aggressive setting dependent on driving style and road
The Urus is undoubtedly a
Lamborghini, taking cues from the 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
The Urus is a Lamborghini with
luxurious space for up to five occupants. Its short overhangs communicate its
strength, muscularity, dynamically assertive character and commanding road
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 proud, low front is
underlined by the substantial front fender: the Urus is the most powerful SUV
available. 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.
CHASSIS AND BODY
Body and frame
Integral lightweight body in
aluminum composite design
Multi-link front and rear
Adaptive air suspension with
electromechanical active roll stabilization
Front and rear CCB
Front aluminum 10 piston brake
21" with radial fixing
and pistons with phenolic insert
Rear cast iron floating 6
piston brake calipers:
19" with integrated
electric parking brake
Discs (front – rear)
Carbon ceramic discs
(Ø 440 x 40 mm – Ø 370 x 30
Steering gear with different
servotronic characteristics and Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering (LRS), managed
by the Tamburo drive modes
Steering wheel ratio
Steering wheel turns
lock to lock 2.29
Steering wheel diameter
Pirelli P Zero, Front: 285/45
R21 up to 285/35 R23
Rear: 315/40 R21 up to 325/30
Front: 9,5Jx21" up to
Rear: 10,5Jx21" up to
Kerb-to-kerb turning circle
11.8 m - average value,
variable due to dynamic condition, thanks to Lamborghini RWS
Up to 8 Airbags
Petrol V8, 90°
Valve per cylinder
Intake and exhaust camshaft
650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm
Specific power output
850 Nm at 2,250-4,500 rpm
Type of transmission
4WD with integrated front
central differential (Torsen)
torque vectoring rear
8-speed automatic gearbox, characteristic
depending on drive mode
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
[0-62 mph]3.6 sec.
Acceleration 0-200 km/h
[0-124 mph] 12.8 sec.
Braking 100-0 km/h
[62-0 mph] 33,7 m
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall width (excluding mirrors)
Track (front – rear)
1,695 mm – 1,710 mm
158 mm – 248 mm (adjustable
via air suspension)
85 litres (75 litres US
616 litres – 1,596 litres
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