Originally revealed as a concept over five years ago, Lamborghini has been hinting at a full production SUV for quite some time. Not since 1993 (LM002) has Lambo experimented with four doors and higher ground clearance so it seemed like they would be focusing on wedge shaped, V12 supercars forever. But here we are. Moms can finally pick their kids up from soccer and dads can drop them off at a Justin Bieber concert in their brand new 2019 Lamborghini Urus.
On paper, the 2019 Urus is insane. Here are the fast facts:
- 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine
- 650 horsepower
- 627 lb-ft of torque
- 190 mph top speed
- 0-62 in 3.6 seconds
Now, the reason for Lamborghini is using a turbocharged V8 instead of a V12 engine is for superior torque whilst off-roading which, it seems, the Urus is perfectly capable of. Naturally, Lambo’s SUV is AWD, but there are some goodies to go along with their drivetrain. There are center and rear locking differentials and the Urus is capable of sending 70% of its power to the front wheels and as much as 86% to the rear wheels at any time. Built into the chassis of the nearly 5000 lb 2019 Lamborghini Urus is what’s called an active anti-roll system. The system runs on 48 volts (whatever that means) and works with the adaptive air suspension.
The Urus also comes with carbon ceramic brakes and they are big. Really big. In fact, they are the largest fit to any production car…ever. Specifically 17.3 on the front and 14.6 in the rear.
The 2019 Lamborghini Urus sounds like a fantastically capable daily and weekend driver, but there’s a catch. All of that off-roading tech may be unnecessary if the ones who buy the Urus just drive it to and from their football games. And since Lamborghini paint options can be an extra cost of anywhere between $2,000 and $14,000, owners definitely won’t want any rock chips. I’ll admit, this might be the best looking SUV ever made, but I’m afraid it will be used more for S and V and not so much U.