The Dirt Diablo
Few cars have polarized opinion in recent times like the Lamborghini Urus. The thought of an SUV from the makers of the Miura, Countach and Diablo was too much for some. Well, we’ve driven it on the road, the racetrack and in the bush and thankfully it’s still a Lamborghini in all the right places.
Lamborghini has stepped into the rich family territory for the first time with the 641bhp, twinturbo V8 Urus SUV and it can only be described as explosive regardless of what surface its wheels are on.
It’s hard to dispute the claim that the $200,000 Urus is the world’s fastest SUV with a zero to 100kmh time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 305kmh because that’s faster in both respects than Lamborghini’s V10 Gallardo supercar from a decade earlier.
The 370mm carbon ceramic discs with six-piston calipers on the rear are bigger than the front discs on most Lamborghinis while the 440mm discs with 10-piston calipers on the front are the biggest brakes on any production car in the world. This enables it to stop its 2.2-tonne mass from 100kmh in a shorter distance than the Gallardo in just 33.7 metres.
While the company claims to still predominantly be a supercar manufacturer, every second Lamborghini it sells from now on will be an SUV which they hope will be used as a daily driver to win over first-time owners.[To be continued...]
Lamborghini Urus: The Supercar you can have when you’re not allowed to have a supercar.
They said they’d never do it, but inevitably, Lamborghini has moved into the SUV business with the Urus. However before you make judgment you need to drive it - and we’ve driven it. The Urus is not your normal rich mum’s taxi.
It’s hard to dispute the claim that the $200,000 Lamborghini Urus is the world’s fastest SUV with its twin-turbo V8 sending it from zero to 100kmh in 3.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 305kmh. That’s faster than the V10 Gallardo supercar from a decade earlier.
Lamborghini has moved into the wealthy family niche for the first time with its twin-turbocharged 641bhp, V8 Urus SUV and its performance can only be described as explosive on road or on the dirt. [To be continued...]