Lamborghini Urus SUV confirmed to arrive in 2017Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700
The Urus will be VW Group’s lightest and quickest SUV – expected to best even the Porsche Cayenne Turbo – and will be built on VW’s new large SUV platform – the same platform that will underpin the Bentley Falcon SUV, Audi Q7 (and Audi Q9) and Porsche Cayenne – and will use a forged carbon composite structure from the central tunnel to the rear suspension to save weight.
Power for the Urus is expected to come from the twin-turbo V8 we’ve already seen in the Bentley Continental GT and Audis, producing something in the region of 600bhp and perhaps even more if Lamborghini add a hybrid option to throw some electric assistance at the V8′s 600 horses.
It seems likely the Urus concept will remain largely unchanged for production, although we could see some toning down of its more extreme elements, as Lamborghini look to add 3,000 sales a year to their annual total when the Urus hits showrooms.
But the Urus will have big competition, not just from Posrche’s Cayenne but from the Range Rover Sport – which will doubtless have its own 600bhp Sport R-S version by then – the Bentley Falcon (at least in terms of price) and perhaps even a Maserati SUV too.
But the Lamborghini Urus will have the ‘benefit’ of being the only SUV from a real supercar maker.
By Cars UK