Lamborghini Urus 2018

Considered to be one of the best performing SUV’s.

Since 1963, when the first Lamborghini car was debuted – the Lamborghini 350 GTV, the manufacturer has continued producing cars which demonstrate pure excellence such as the Murcielago and Countach.
 
Previously, Lamborghini had produced their first SUV, LM002, which had been designed for military purposes in the 1980s. Better yet still, the company have attempted to rattle the SUV market once again, with its newest model – the Urus. The car industry has seen a huge increase in popularity with SUV models, due to their practicality and style properties, therefore Lamborghini saw the opportunity to double their sales and create their own.
 
The all-important components
With Lamborghini being a part of the Volkswagen Group, they’ve put their contacts to good use. The SUV is based on a chassis that underpins the Audi Q7, whilst it also includes the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 (this is Lamborghini’s first turbocharged engine) – this is taken from the Porsche Panamera and then the eight-speed gearbox from the Volkswagen Touareg.

What’s it like to drive?
If we were to give the Urus a word to describe what it’s like to drive, immediately we’d say COMFORT. This car has up to six driving modes, including “Strada” – this is Italian for street. Within this mode, the Lamborghini has a suppleness to its ride quality, unlike its other models.

This we can thank the Audi components used! As well as this, we noticed when driving the 22-inch alloy wheels helped us sustain any ruts and potholes on the road, which truly gave us the best driving experience. The other two driving modes are sport and track – when you choose this mode, this will make the body lower by 15mm.
 
If you do plan to use this for off-road purposes, Lamborghini has added 3 additional modes which involve the body rising by 40mm. It includes: Neve (snow), Terra (gravel) and Sabbia (sand) – therefore, you’re ready for any weather condition the UK throws at us.

You’ll also notice behind the wheel, how much wider it may feel; however, we can say that it’s actually no wider or longer than the popular Range Rover. Furthermore, the Urus weighs an overall 2.2 tonnes, which to our surprise, for something so big and heavy, this can travel at a great speed in a matter of a few seconds with its 0-62mph time of just 3.6 seconds! 
 
The interior and tech
Given the price tag being £165,000, it’s expected for the Urus to be everything and more and Lamborghini do not disappoint! We would go as far to say, it’s the most extravagant interior we’ve seen in a 4x4.

Within the standard model, you’ll have leather and Alcantara trimmed sports seats, sat-nav, cruise control and a top view camera. Then, if you were to look at the other options, you could have night vision, a panoramic roof and a 21-speaker B&O sound system.
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In terms of the boot, you’ll have a generous 612-litres which is enough room for a family of four and it comes equipped with luggage rails to secure any loose items. We do have to say the only downside to this interior is its passenger space, due to the shape of the sloping roofline, this impacts the headroom – something you would be affected by if you’re over 6 foot tall…

However, we’re not completely the bearer of bad news as the tech within the Lamborghini Urus is second to none! We’d say it’s like a supercar but on stilts. With active rear steering, active anti-roll bars, adaptive four-wheel drive and carbon-ceramic brakes – this is truly the “secret” weapon to how the Urus moves, handles and stops as effectively as it does.
 
To conclude, the Lamborghini Urus is definitely the most luxurious SUV on the market with great driving capabilities as well. We’d say if you’ve got the cash to splash, the Urus is great if you’re looking for the next family car, however, if you have any tall friends make sure they’re riding up front with you…

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