Lambo cross­over ful­fils its yearn­ing for ad­ven­ture

Saturday Star - - L U X U R Y -

ON A MIS­SION to show off the ver­sa­til­ity of its first cross­over, as well as dis­cover some of the most scenic roads in the world, Lam­borgh­ini has or­gan­ised a se­ries of ex­pe­di­tions to far-flung cor­ners of the world.

The lat­est such ad­ven­ture took crews to Ice­land, which is known for some of the most beau­ti­ful land­scapes in the world, and thank­fully Lam­borgh­ini didn’t cut any cor­ners when it came to pho­tog­ra­phy, re­sult­ing in some de­cid­edly stun­ning im­agery.

Seven Urus SUVS cov­ered 900km in two days, from the Reyk­janes penin­sula with its fa­mous Blue La­goon, through the moss-cov­ered lava fields around the Laki vol­cano and then back to the cap­i­tal of Reyk­javik.

The Lam­borgh­ini Urus went on sale in South Africa in June this year.

The Urus, a wicked cross­over, is pow­ered by a four-litre twin-turbo petrol V8, good for 478kw at

6 000rpm and 850Nm at 2 250rpm. Lam­borgh­ini quotes a 3.6 sec­ond 0-100km/h sprint and 305km/h top speed.

Power goes to all four wheels through an eight-speed ZF au­to­matic gear­box and the de­fault drive bias is 40:60 front to rear, although the sys­tem can send up to 70% to the front or 87% to the back axle if deemed nec­es­sary.

The Urus is also fit­ted with a rear-wheel steer­ing sys­tem, as well as six-mode adap­tive damp­ing and electro­mechan­i­cal ac­tive roll sta­bil­i­sa­tion. | IOL Mo­tor­ing

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