SU­PER SPORT

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Contents -

Re­ally sporty SUVs.

Gone are the days of only soc­cer mums driv­ing SUVs. Here are some that put the ‘sport’ back into the Sport Util­ity Ve­hi­cle.

LAM­BORGH­INI URUS

While per­fec­tion is com­monly re­ferred to as an ob­jec­tive con­cept, it is cer­tainly dif­fi­cult to deny the

Lam­borgh­ini Urus’ near-per­fec­tion – the world’s first Su­per Sport Util­ity Ve­hi­cle in­cor­po­rates im­mense power, per­for­mance and driv­ing dy­nam­ics into its sleek de­sign. It is touted as the world’s first mix of a lux­ury SUV and a su­per­car.

While the Urus com­prises of higher ground clear­ance, lux­u­ri­ous space, ex­cel­lent off-road abil­i­ties as one might ex­pect from a lux­ury SUV, it also rocks a 4.0l petrol V8 twin-turbo alu­minium en­gine that ri­vals a typ­i­cal su­per­car en­gine. This al­lows the car to go from 0 to 100 km/h in an im­pres­sive 3.6 sec­onds, while de­liv­er­ing 650hp at 6,000rpm and 850Nm of torque at a very low 2,250rpm (fastest SUV on the mar­ket), achiev­ing a top speed of 305km/h.

The SUV’s ca­pa­bil­ity for tremen­dous speed does not com­pro­mise its safety: it pos­sesses a stop­ping power that is no less im­pres­sive than its speed. With de­cel­er­a­tion from 100 km/h to 0 in 33.7m, thanks to its Car­bon Ce­ramic Brakes (largest and most pow­er­ful avail­able), mea­sur­ing 440 x 40mm at the front and 370 x 30mm at the rear, the Urus en­sures safety for use as a daily fam­ily car.

The Urus also pro­vides com­fort and lux­ury as­pects as one would ex­pect from Lam­borgh­ini. The mul­ti­me­dia sys­tem con­tains a touch­screen across two dis­plays. The up­per screen is for man­ag­ing en­ter­tain­ment, me­dia, nav­i­ga­tion, tele­phone and car sta­tus. The lower screen pro­vides a key­board and hand­writ­ing-com­pat­i­ble screen for cli­mate con­trol and seat heat­ing. Voice con­trol is also avail­able for man­ag­ing mu­sic and tele­phone calls.

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