Produced at its Sant'Agata Bolognese headquarters in Italy, Lamborghini believes the model could double its annual sales volumes, which stood at 3,457 past year. It is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine developing 650bhp with masses of torque at 850Nm mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In other words, the 3.6-second 0-60 time for the Trackhawk is fairly conservative, so it is a number that people will be able to hit without much practice.
The four-wheel-drive Urus' top speed is rated at 190 miles per hour.
Lamborghini debuts the Urus today from Italy
We know that the SUV will be a first for Lamborghini, not just in terms of class but also performance.
Torque vectoring, active roll stabilisation and carbon ceramic brakes are other features and Lamborghini claims the Urus cannot only reach 124mph from a standing start in just 12.3 seconds but can also stop from 60mph in less than 34 metres. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn in opposition to the front wheels for improved steering response and a reduced turning circle.
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In the off-road modes, torque vectoring technology will help to reduce understeer for safe and simple driving, but in the sportier modes, the torque vectoring will help the Urus become more agile, with more oversteer.
The Urus has a wheelbase of 3003mm. At higher speeds, the rear wheels steer with the front wheels to improve stability.
Meet the world's fastest SUV, Lamborghini Urus
Urus was scheduled to become Lamborghini's first SUV and we are happy to announce that its finally available for purchase. Italian manufacturer Lamborghini has taken the covers off its first SUV since it stopped production of the LM002 in 1992.
Available equipment includes a hands-free power tailgate, keyless entry and start, dual touchscreen displays powered by an "LIS" multimedia system, voice control, satellite navigation, digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, wireless smartphone charging, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, head-up display, a 1700W 21-speaker Bang & Olufsen "3D" sound system, 18-way adjustable ventilated front seats and climate control can feature.
At a huge gala event on Monday at its recently expanded factory here, Italian sportscar maker Lamborghini unveiled its long awaited SUV - the Urus - to 700 guests, including the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. However, when factoring in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Luxury Car Tax (LCT), its cost should balloon out to around $538,172 before on-road costs.
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