by- Nitin Sharma
Five years ago Lamborghini showed the whole world their plans of building a high end SUV with supercar DNA. Though it wasn’t the first time the company was into this SUV thing, but the last attempt made by Lamborghini, the LM002 failed big time. It was since then the company stayed away from building one until now. And it is called the Urus, named after a breed of long horned wild Oxes in Europe which are now extinct.
Urus carries the contemporary styling cues that are common in every modern Lamborghini. Slim stretched LED headlamps, below which there are extra large air dams in the bumper. A lot of sharp lines running throughout the profile. Pronounced wheel arches, flaring muscular lines these all gives the Urus an SUV like stance. So it shows that it is not your regular Lamborghini.
To the inside the first thing one will notice is that extra pair of seats, yeah this is one for the family too. Unlike the traditional Lamborghini’s which comes with all black interiors, here is an option to light things up by the use of lighter Tan upholstery. There are not one or two but three TFT screens (one for the instrument cluster, one for infotainment system and one for other functions). Other bits are common like the Fighter jet inspired knobs and that famous pull up lid for the start stop button.
Under the hood there is a 641 Bhp 4.0l V8 engine also producing 850 Nm of peak torque. Now what all this means is that it can propel this massive 2.2 tonne SUV from a notch to 100 in 3.6 seconds while it reaches a top speed of 189 mph. Now these are all world record figures. The transmission is an 8 speed automatic unit sending power to all the four wheels.
Now the biggest bet, How will it perform off road? Its an SUV after all. For this Lamborghini has given three extra settings namely Sabbia meaning Sand, Terra meaning Earth and Neve meaning snow. And from what it looks like in teaser videos, it is gonna be one capable off roading machine.
The Urus is priced at 3.5 Cr Ex-showroom Delhi and it will be very interesting to see how this fine wine will age on our Indian roads.