Not it's no a sandwich ... Lamborghini Urus is a super SUV

Joanna Estrada
December 5, 2017

Lamborghini has finally taken the wraps off its new Urus SUV after months of teasing snippets of the new auto to expectant fans.

All that forward motion comes courtesy of a 650-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8-Lamborghini's first V8 in almost 30 years, and its first turbocharged engine ever.

It features a central self-locking diff that splits the torque 40/60 to the front/rear axle, while maximum torque delivered to the front axle is 70%, 87% to the rear.

The brand maintains that the Urus is an appropriate addition to the Lamborghini lineup, and has the performance specs to prove it.

The angle of the rear wheels can be adjusted by up to three degrees, thanks to a rear-wheel steering system.

The system provides counter-phase steering at low speeds for added maneuverability and in-phase steering (i.e. same direction as front wheels) at high speeds.

The Lamborghini Urus
The Lamborghini Urus

Safety and driver assist technologies will extend to high beam assist, front and rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, cruise control, and up to eight airbags.

Under the car's hexagonal wheel arches are alloy wheels ranging from 21 to 23 inches in diameter. It also receives adaptive air suspension and carbon ceramic brakes.

The vehicle is fully connected with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility while much of the car's functions can be controlled from steering-wheel-mounted buttons with a customisable TFT instrument display. The upper screen primarily displays the vehicle setup, entertainment and navigation screens, while the lower screen is used mainly for the climate control system, but is also employed by the data entry subsystem.

The luxury interior can be specified with a variety of hides and trim finishes while a 1,700 Watt Bang & Olufsen sound system is an option. It's been a long time coming since the original concept was first shown in 2012, but based on the many teasers and spy photos we believe that the Urus should live up to the hype.

However, some people are on board with the crossover and even love the colour.

Inside, Lamborghini has installed heated electric sports seats in the front, while the rear bench can be folded down to extend the 616 litres of boot space further.

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