Lamborghini has joined the growing super SUV stable
It’s not an SUV (apparently)
Much as Ferrari will eschew the SUV moniker, Lamborghini has done the same by labelling the Urus an SSUV (super sport utility vehicle). The reasoning? It’s to do with the 4,0-litre biturbo V8 nestled in the Urus’ snout that, along with the Porsche Cayenne’s MLB platform and the rear-wheel-steering system from the Aventador, lends it supercar-rivalling dynamics and performance. It’s with this combination of firepower and fleet-footedness that Lamborghini intends to knock the Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV off its perch as the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
A mode for every road
The Urus’s MLB underpinnings and an expanded version of Lamborghini’s Anima drivetraincontrol system offers a broad range of configurability for different driving conditions.
Strada (street): default configuration that retains traction-control systems, a more economical gearshift pattern and 40:60 front-to-rear torque split.
Sport: more aggressive gearshifts, more latitude with the traction control and a torque split of up to 70% up front and 87% rear.
Corsa (track): nixes most of the driver aids and adds an even more aggressive gearshift pattern and a rear-biased torque split for track duty.
Sabbia (sand): tailors ESP for sand driving with more progressive throttle control.
Terra (off-road): locks the central Torsen differential and jacks up the adaptive air suspension for greater ground clearance.
Neve (snow): regulates traction-control intervention and throttle response to lessen wheel spin and improve grip on slippery surfaces.
URUS WILL HAVE SUPERCAR-LIKE PERFORMANCE
Engine: 4,0-litre, V8, twinturbo-petrol Power: 484 kw Torque: 850 N.m Trans: 8-spd AT 0-100 km/h: 3,60 sec Top speed: 300 km/h Fuel cons: 11 L/100 km ETA: Sep