Urus to pack a punch

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Trust Lam­borgh­ini. As one of the world’s pre­em­i­nent sports car builders its soonto-be- of­fi­cially un­veiled Urus SUV was go­ing to have to be dif­fer­ent from the cook­iecut­ter norm.

How dif­fer­ent is cur­rently the sub­ject of heated spec­u­la­tion af­ter word leaked out last month that its twin-turbo 4.0 litre petrol V8 en­gine was go­ing to pro­duce close to 450kWs ( or just on 600hp in the old money!)

Lam­borgh­ini is not ex­actly new to the high-per­for­mance SUV game, of course hav­ing built and sold the LM002 ( as fea­tured re­cently in these pages) back in the early 1990s. And the first Urus con­cept car was shown at a mo­tor show back in 2012.

The LM002 was more Hum­mer than Hu­ra­can though. The Urus is closer to a sports car, al­beit one which sits and rides high, is equipped as stan­dard with four- wheel- drive and – even­tu­ally – will be avail­able in plug- in hy­brid form.

Lam­borgh­ini’s Urus SUV.

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