So it’s been no secret for a while that Lamborghini will be introducing an SUV to their prestigious ranks. We now finally get a first official look as to what is expected from this unique entry into the ‘super’ SUV market. My hope is that this car will bring a strong challenge to likes of the Range Rover SVR and even the recent entries of Bentley and Maserati.
Let’s have a look at the stats then, to see how this raging bull fairs against the competition. It is expected to have in the regions of 600bhp, a four litre twin-turbo V8 and set you back a good R4 Million. If we look at what I believe to be the best super-SUV on the market at the moment, the Range Rover SVR, they are very comparable and definitely within each other’s reach. The Urus produces more power and more torque than the Range Rover BUT does cost a chunk more, namely in the form of R1.5 Million. That’s quite a bit of extra cash to pay for a car that is yet to prove itself in uncharted waters.
The one thing the Urus does have going for it is that it’s a Lamborghini. Carrying such a prestigious badge does make it that much more appealing especially because of their heroic history. This car will be smart too; using a double-clutch gearbox, a four-wheel-drive steering system used in the Aventador S and some fancy dampers. On paper then, the Urus looks like a proper car that will be dynamically brilliant. Lamborghini have already received huge interest and I have no doubt that this car will sell, despite its hefty price tag.
In my opinion, this car is going to have to be one hell of a machine if it’s to become the best super-SUV on the market. The Range Rover SVR and the rest are stiff competition and it won’t be easy by any means, but Lamborghini are experienced enough to know that already. My one issue I have with this car is the name. Urus strongly reminds me of urine which generally isn’t a good thing. Come on Lamborghini, you’re better than that! Although the name is a let down, I’m still very excited for this car that comes out later this year.