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Italian supercar marque Lamborghini has revealed the Urus Super Sport Utililty Vehicle in Bologna, Italy. The Urus is the second SUV to bear the Lamborghini badge and arrives 25 years after the last LM 002 — the Rambo Lambo — rolled out off the production line.
The new Urus is the first Lamborghini to be powered by a turbocharged engine. The Lamborghini Urus is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 641bhp and 850Nm of torque which is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Lamborghini claims that the Urus sprints from 0-100kph in just 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 306kph. The Lamborghini Urus features six driving modes out of which three - Sabbia (Sand), Terra (Gravel) and Neve (Snow) - are exclusively for off-roading.
The Lamborghini Urus is based on the Volkswagen Group's MLB Evo platform which also underpins the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. The Urus is 5,112mm long, 2,016mm wide and 1,638mm high, and features a 3,003mm long wheelbase.
The Lamborghini Urus also gets active torque vectoring, four-wheel steering, adaptive air suspension and active roll stabilisation.
Regarding design, the Urus retains most of the design cues found on the concept vehicle unveiled in 2012.
However, Lamborghini has taken the concept's design cues and expanded on them which can be seen in the form of the massive front grille which features large air intakes that along with the front splitter pushes air through the underbody to maximise the SUV's aerodynamic profile.
The Lamborghini Urus SUV also features thin LED headlights and taillights, the latter of which are inspired by the ones on the Huracan supercar. The Lamborghini Urus sits on 21-inch wheels with 22 and 23-inch alloys also available as options.
Lamborghini expects the new Urus to double the number of cars bearing its badge to exit its factory in the next two years after the SUV launches in 2018.
The new Lamborghini Urus sees Lamborghini enter the world of SUVs for the second time. While purists may hate the new SUV bearing the Lamborghini badge, but the Urus is expected to have the same effect on the brand's sales as the Cayenne did for the Porsche.