Our site has been littered with news of the upcoming Lamborghini Urus for the past few days. Working up to the brand’s official launch, there have been teaser videos and pictures of the Urus circulating on the interwebs. Now, though, some first drives have ben released from lucky journalists who were allowed to drive some pre-production models. Here’s what some journalists are saying:
“I only remembered I was driving a giant crossover when I spotted the other two Uruses running around with me. Days later, I’m still amazed at what a great driver’s contraption the Urus turned out to be.” said Motor Trend’s Johnny Liebermann.
“The last time I was here was to drive the Centenario and I saw 170mph at the 100m board for the first corner, in the Urus I’m touching 156mph as we enter the same long sweeping left-hander that tightens into a more serious left turn.” said Top Gear’s Charlie Turner.
From the sound of things, the new Lamborghini Urus is great to drive. People are raving about how unbelievably powerful, fast and capable it is. More importantly, it’s fun and exciting to drive, which is something that most people were not expecting. Rather than driving like a sporty SUV, it feels like a genuine supercar that’s been lifted a bit.
The most surprising part about the Urus? Its ability to tackle off-road bits. “There were even a couple of ultra-tight first-gear corners. Despite the all-wheel drive, a heavy right foot produced magnificent tail-out drifts, and the steering was quick enough to easily catch the slide. Then the Urus just rocketed down the busted path. What a beast.” said MT’s Liebermann about the Urus on its off-road course.
Being based on Audi’s MLBevo platform, we were assuming the Urus would be a fast but luxurious cruiser. We didn’t expect it to be a bonafide supercar with a taller ride height. But that’s exactly what it sounds like it is.
Want some official specs? Under the hood is indeed a version of Audi’s 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 and it makes 650 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. That’s monstrous and makes an Audi SQ7 TDI seem like an econobox. According to Lamborghini, the Urus can get from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Although, MT claims that they ran a 3.59 second time and that it’s even possible to squeeze 3.2 seconds out of it.
The Lamborghini Urus seems incredible. We absolutely cannot wait until we can get our hands on one.