We’re only days away from the official launch of the upcoming Lamborghini Urus, the brand’s first SUV since the Rambo Lambo LM002. To say that we’re excited about seeing the Urus would be a massive understatement. Built on the same MLB-Evo platform as the Audi Q7, the Urus will actually share quite a lot with Audi. In fact, it will be the most platform-shared Lamborghini to date. Part of that part sharing will be the engine, which will be a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8. But despite it being borrowed from Audi, Lamborghini claims it’s very much still a Lambo engine, thanks to all the work they’ve done to it. From this video, it certainly sounds as such.
In this new video from Lamborghini, we hear from Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer, Maurizio Reggiani, who talks about the DNA of the Urus. He talks about its different driving modes, including Strada, Sport and Corsa. Unfortunately, he doesn’t mention Terra, Sabbia or Neve, the Urus’ different off-road modes. At the end of the video, we see the Urus drive off into the distance but, more importantly, we also hear it.
The 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 in the Urus is borrowed from the VW Group. It’s the same basic engine that powers the current Porsche Panamera, Porsche Cayenne and new Audi A7 and A8. It’s also the same engine that will power the upcoming Audi RS7. In those cars, the V8 has a deep, baritone rumble that sounds more muscle car than exotic. However, the Lamborghini Urus seems to scream. Admittedly, it does start out a bit deep at first, but the pitch builds and it starts to sound more and more exotic and Lamborghini-like the more it revs. The best part about it, though, is that it’s coming from an SUV.
The Lamborghini Urus will make a very impressive 650 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque, allowing the big SUV to get fro 0-60 mph in the low three-second range. We honestly can’t wait to see it, and hear it, in the flesh.