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Lamborghini unleashes the Urus SUV: a lean, mean, super-speedy machine

Lamborghini unleashes the Urus SUV: a lean, mean, super-speedy machine

Urus offers a more practical dimension to Lamborghini like Espada offered 45 years ago.

Lamborghini has unveiled its first SUV in a quarter of a century with this - the Urus.

Even though it weighs just shy of 2,200kg, the Urus has the best power-to-weight ratio in the dynamic SUV segment, which means a 0-60mph time of 3.4 seconds and a scarcely believable top speed of 190mph.

In direct competition with the Bentley Bentayga and the versions most exclusive in the Porsche Cayenne, the Urus uses a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter developing 650 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.

Prices for the Urus start from £131,500, with the first deliveries taking place in Spring 2018.

Other features on the new Urus include adaptive air suspension and active roll stabilization, plus carbon ceramic brakes.

With a length of 5.11 meters, the Lamborghini Urus surpasses the SUV coupe from Garching by about 21 centimeters.

Inside is the premium interior you would expect, with leather upholstery adorning the sport seats in the front, rear bench and dashboard.

That distinction goes to the LM002, which was an off-road truck-SUV produced from 1986 to 1993.

John Giunta, a Lamborghini dealer in Sarasota, Florida said, "Now we live in a different world". As has always been tradition at the automaker, the name Urus is derived from the world of bulls: Urus, also known as Aurochs, was one of the large, wild ancestors of today's domesticated cattle. Lamborghini is among the last automakers worldwide who has added an SUV or crossover to its portfolio of models.

"The Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible, the Super SUV", said chief executive Stafano Domenicali.

"The Urus fits perfectly within the Lamborghini family as a high performance auto".

"Our target is in one year and a half, we're going to double the volume of this company".

Super SUV and stonking performaner. Last year Lamborghini sold a mere 188 units in China, compared with 303 in the United Kingdom, a market 90% smaller.

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