The first Lamborghini SUV was the psychotic LM002 and it still is quite possibly the weirdest automobile ever made. A massive SUV with impossibly boxy styling, possibly the worst automotive packaging ever made and a front-mounted longitudinal V12 from a Countach. It’s madness. The Italian brand’s second SUV is set to debut this December and is going to be quite a bit more logical and usable — the Lamborghini Urus.
Some new spy photos have recently emerged of the upcoming Urus, driving around in heavy camouflage (we don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here). The Urus shown in these photos looks about production-ready, though still heavily covered. Though, we can basically make out its shape an body lines and it seems to look almost exactly like the renders we’ve previously seen of it.
What we love about the upcoming Urus is that it’s very much and SUV but it’s also very much a Lamborghini. The Sant’Agata brand has been able to give the Urus all of the wedges and angles that a modern Lamborghini is supposed to have and it seems to work. The roofline is aggressively rakes, the front end looks as angry as a Huracan’s and it sits about as low as an average sports car. It looks cool.
The Lamborghini Urus will be built on the same MLB Evo architecture that underpins the second-gen Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. So it will be lightweight and dynamic while also coming with a 48-volt electrical subsystem and electronically-controlled anti-roll bars. It’s also said that it will use a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is rumored to make 600 hp. We don’t know if the V8 will be Lamborghini’s own or will come from Audi. We do know it will be fast, though, and Lamborghini claims it will be “a super sports car inside an SUV”.
It’s been a very long time since Lamborghini has had an SUV and we’re excited to see what this new one brings. Every SUV built on Audi’s new MLB Evo platform has impressed us so far so we expect the Urus to be dynamically impressive. Plus, it will have Lamborghini styling and a 600 hp V8. While that’s not as bonkers as the original LM002, what’s not to love?