The Lamborghini Urus
The Lamborghini Urus will be the world's first ever Super Sport Utility vehicle and it is due to be released during 2018...
This isn't the first time Lamborghini has created an SUV. The LM002 was released in 1986, however after only 328 were built and production ended in 1993. Lamborghini has taken a few design cues from the LM200 and put these into the new Urus. These features can be seen on the outside of the Urus in the hexagonal wheel arches that can house wheels up to 23" - the largest currently found on any SUV. It can also be seen in the short overhang and tapered front which are reminiscent of the LM200's design.
From then on everything about the Urus is brand new. The interior features luxurious Alcantara leather, fine wood finishes and the Lamborghini Infotainment Sytem III. This system provides 2 different intuitive touchscreens which use haptic feedback, 3 high definition displays and a state of the art Bang and Olufsen sound system complete with 21 speakers.
Under the bonnet, is a V8 4 litre, bi-turbo engine with 650HP which will travel from rest to 62mph in only 3.2 seconds. The Urus can reach a top speed of 190mph making it officially the fastest SUV on sale.
Of the eight cylinders, four of these can be cut off when they are not needed, for example when you are driving around town. This clever engine trick may save a little fuel but doesn't make the Urus any more environmentally friendly, with Co2 emmissions of 290g/km and only 22mpg (combined) can be achieved.
To make sure the driver gets exactly the experience they want on the road there are seven different driving modes to choose from with the Lamborghini 'Adaptive Network Intelligent MAnager System' (ANIMA). This system consists of three on-road modes; a comfort mode, a sport mode and a precision mode. The next three modes are all designed for off-road driving to cope with slippery or sandy surfaces. The last mode can be programmed by the driver to meet their own steering, suspension and traction preferences.