The Lamborghini Urus was recently revealed in a global premiere at Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The brand is calling its first production SUV a “Super SUV,” which parallels the Audi-owned brand’s super sports cars – the Aventador and Huracán. The name Urus — also an extinct wild cattle native to Europe which is also known as an aurochs — is a fitting name for a company that features a bull on its nameplate. VIPs joined media and guests from around the world to get a first look at the bull of the Lambo world. Available from 2018, the Urus Super SUV becomes Lamborghini’s third production model alongside its two-seater super sports cars Aventador and Huracán, opening the brand’s appeal to a new audiences beyond the tracks and open road.
On the outside, the Urus is easily Identifiable as a Lamborghini. Under the hood, the super SUV seems no less worthy of its brand with 8-cyllinder, 650 horsepower engine that pushed the vehicle from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds. The Urus has a top speed of almost 190 mph. The Urus has a rear-wheel steering system that is also implemented in the Aventador S. At low speeds the rear-axle steering angle is opposite to that of the front wheels (counter-phase steering), effectively shortening the wheelbase for increased agility and a reduced turning circle for increased maneuverability. At high speeds the rear axle steering angle is in the same direction as the front wheels (in-phase steering), elongating the wheelbase for increased stability and ride comfort as well as optimum driving dynamics.