In twenty four days, we’re finally going to see the Lamborghini Urus, the first SUV from the brand since the wild LM002. Ahead of that official debut, Lamborghini has teased the upcoming Urus in this new video, showing the new SUV doing some big sand skids in the desert.
The video starts off with just the word “Sabbia” written on the screen. In Italian, Sabbia means “Sand” and there’s a lot of that in this video. It then shows off a new “Anima” switch lever. If you aren’t well-versed in your Lamborghini-speak, Anima is Italian for “Soul” and it’s the switch that changes all of the electronic settings in the car.
In most Lamborghinis, there are three different modes — Strada (Street), Sport and Corsa (Race). Though in the new Lamborghini Urus, there are six driving modes — Strada, Sport, Corsa, Sabbia, Terra (Land) and Neve (Snow). So the folks in Sant’Agata apparently aren’t playing around with the fact that the Urus can do some off-roading.
After showing that off, we get to see the Urus do some fun skids in the desert, kicking up four-wheel rooster-tails of sand. It’s actually pretty impressive how well the Urus seems to handle itself in deep, heavy sand like that. Admittedly, this is a heavily edited video, so we don’t see how well it actually handled but it’s still cool to see.
We don’t have any official information about the Urus but we do know that it will be based off of Audi’s MLB Evo II architecture, the same one that underpins the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. It will also have a 48-volt electrical system, active anti-rolls bars and, most importantly, a turbocharged engine. Lamborghini isn’t a big fan of turbocharging but knows that it doesn’t have much of a choice for the Urus. So it will likely get a variant of the new 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 that’s shared with the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7 and Audi A8.
As far as looks, the car in this video is completely covered in camouflage. But it still looks like the car we’ve seen in spy photos and renders. So there’s nothing unexpected about the way this car looks.
At the end of the video, Lamborghini provides the link “SinceWeMadeItPossible.com“, which takes you to a website dedicated to the Urus and its launch.
— Lamborghini (@Lamborghini) November 8, 2017