We’ve seen Diablos, Gallardos and Aventadors roll out of Lamborghini’s stables. All of these cars had a few things in common – supercar styling, low-slung bodies, extremely loud and quick engines and racing DNA. Then came 2012 and with it, came the Urus, a game-changer for the Italian supercar manufacturer. When Lamborghini first announced its plans to unleash a muscular SUV on car aficionados, supercar fans around the world were left baffled. While many still are skeptical about Lamborghini treading the SUV path, we believe that the Italians have a master-plan beneath their hats. Here are 6 reasons why you will fall in love with the Lamborghini Urus.
6. Supercar styling, SUV capabilities
The Lamborghini Urus is exactly what you get when you take a supercar, push it inches off the ground and add humongous wheels to it with two extra doors. This SUV looks just as intimidating as the rest of the cars Lamborghini has to offer. The designers have made sure the car carries the sharp edges and the muscular chiseled body of the Aventador and Huracán. All of this has been done without compromising on the Urus’ off-road capabilities.
5. Packed with Volkswagen expertise
The Lamborghini Urus will share the same platform as the rest of the time-tested SUVs from the Volkswagen Group, including the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and the Volkswagen Touareg! Rest assured, the Urus will be a solid car with the blood of some of the world’s best SUVs running through its veins. That said, desert dunes and mountain slopes shouldn’t be to challenging for this car.
4. Higher volumes, quicker service
No longer will you need to wait a month to get your hands on a new side-mirror. Given the fact that the Lamborghini Urus is slated for mass-production, dealers are bound to offer spare parts more quickly. Supercar owners have come to live with slower spare-part deliveries. Urus owners won’t have the face the brunt of low-volume production however, since Lamborghini seeks to sell at least 2,500 cars a year!
3. The first turbocharged Lamborghini
Lamborghini has an unfailing love for naturally-aspirated engines. While the rest of its peers have been popping turbochargers under the hoods of their supercars, this company has kept the naturally-aspirated engine at hand. However, the Lamborghini Urus will be the first to sport a turbocharged engine; a 4.0 liter V8 powerhouse that will probably be sourced from Audi.
2. Practical, yet downright exciting
Let’s face it; Lamborghinis of the past have never really been practical. These cars are fast, look wicked and are simply too brilliant to use as a daily-driver. The company plans to change that with the Lamborghini Urus however. This time, the manufacturer is looking to please both, the rich-boy who needs a ride to work and the elite Middle Eastern Sheikh who needs a convoy of chunky gas-guzzlers.
1. Faster than the conventional SUV
You read that right! While the Lamborghini Urus will certainly eat up off-road terrains with ease, this SUV will also burn some serious rubber on the asphalt. The car is designed to take on rougher roads and speed down smoother surfaces. According to CEO Stephan Winkelmann, the Urus has to be a thorough-bred Lamborghini, “In terms of top speed, in terms of acceleration, in terms of everything!”