Lamborghini Urus 2018 revealed and pricing and spec confirmed

Marco Green
December 5, 2017

The body shape is also quite sharp, with the frameless doors displaying the sports car-inspired design and a sleek look that means good aerodynamic efficiency. Ultimately, the exterior appearance doesn't matter, as Lamborghini can put whatever extreme angles they want on a vehicle and deep-pocketed socialites will buy one.

The Lamborghini plant has been redesigned and its capacity doubled with the addition of 500 new staff to meet anticipated demand from one of the auto industry's most dynamic sectors. It packs 650 metric horsepower (641 in USA and British ponies) and 672 lb. -ft. of torque from its twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The Urus comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with short low gear ratios and longer high gears. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8 with 707 horsepower and 645lb-ft of torque, giving the American SUV a healthy advantage in both power measures over the Italian model.

With a 0 to 60 acceleration of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 190mph, the Urus is true to Lamborghini form yet with four-wheel-drive, clever traction systems and variable ride height it has genuine off-road ability. The Huracán Performante, which is equipped with a V10 engine, can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of almost 202 miles per hour. That makes it faster than its 187-mph platform-mate, the Bentley Bentayga, and pretty much as quick as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which hits 60 miles per hour in a manufacture-quoted 3.5 seconds. I personally made a handful of runs in 3.4 seconds and my worst run was 3.7 seconds with the tires spinning.

The SUV "allows you to travel on any terrain: on road, off road, on ice but also on sand dunes", said Lamborghini research and development director Maurizio Reggiani, suggesting it will be the fastest SUV on the market. The Trackhawk starts in the mid-$80k-range and when loaded, gets up over $100k. No US prices have been announced, but we can expect it to have a starting price right around $200,000, so it costs more than twice as much as the Trackhawk.

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