The Lamborghini Urus SUV will come with more than 600bhp from its 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 when it arrives in 2017, says Lamborghini boss.
The Lamborghini Urus is really quite late to the performance SUV party, but when it does arrive – probably not until 2018 in the hands of customers – it will be the most powerful SUV on the road.
So says Lamborghini’s R&D boss, Maurizio Reggiani, in conversation with Australia’s Motoring, declaring that the Urus will have comfortably more power than even the near 600bhp the new Bentley Bentayga offers.
Reggiani also said that the Urus will be able to sprint to 62mph in under 4.0 seconds – out gunning the Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, currently the quickest SUVs you can buy – thanks to the power the 4.0 litre twin turbo under the bonnet develops.
That 4.0 litre twin-turbo will be sourced from Audi (as we suspected), although it will be fettled by Lambo for power and noise.
How exactly Lamborghini are going to achieve the performance they claim – even with more than 600bhp – is hard to understand without significant weight saving measures. And with underpinnings taken from the new Audi Q7 it’s quite hard to see where they will keep weight down without using very expensive materials, which will impact on cost.
Still, a light, nimble, grunty and powerful Lamborghini SUV – whatever the price – holds some serious promise.