Lamborghini’s upcoming Urus may not be the car manufacturer’s first SUV, but if the plans pan out as intended, it has got to be its fastest, even beating existing competitors in the market.
Taking the marketing statement for its word, the Italian car manufacturer is committed in delivering to its promise with the Urus’ unique engine—the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. This in place of the V10 and V12 engines which are said to lack the torque critical for an all-terrain vehicle.
Slated for release sometime in 2018, the Urus is to be the first SUV with the Lamborghini label that comes prebuilt with a hybrid gasoline-electric plugin gearing. However, as of writing, there are no finalized details yet of what is the full technicalities of this latest model.
But the head of the company’s R&D department, Maurizio Reggiani assures that the Urus is to be the only plug-in vehicle by Lamborghini when it goes on sale. For those who are hoping for the electrified versions of the Huracan and the Aventador should therefore not let their hopes up for that ever happening.
Likewise, there is also no word whether there would be a diesel-powered Urus meant for the entry-level.
The rumors about the Urus had been in circulation on the internet since 2015. Putting an end to all the hearsay, Reggiani claimed that the vehicle’s final design, which has seen significant changes from the master copy, will not be a watered-down version of the original design.
Source: Business Insider