VIDEO: Lamborghini Urus shows off its “Terra” off-road abilities

Heading up to the Lamborghini Urus’ debut, the famed Italian brand has been teasing it in a series of new videos. In these videos, we’ve been given a glimpse of each of the car’s new “Anima” drive modes. Italian for “Soul”, the Anima switch changes the drive modes of the Lamborghini Urus and there are a few new modes that haven’t been seen in any other Lamborghini. These three new modes are “Sabbia” for sand driving, “Terra” for off-road stuff and “Neve” for snow. We recently saw the Urus tackling some snowy bits in its “Neve” video. Now, we see it taking on some dirt roads in its “Terra” mode.

In this new video, we get to see a Lamborghini Urus driving through some dusty, desert mountain roads, kicking up dirt and sand with all four wheels. It’s actually quite impressive to see the Urus do its thing off road. Based off of Audi’s MLB-Evo II platform and using a new all-wheel drive system, the Urus is actually quite competent when the tarmac disappears. It’s odd to see a Lamborghini off-roading but it’s impressive to see how well it does. Admittedly, this heavily edited video can be deceiving but we do expect it to be fairly competent in the rough stuff.

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Also in the video, we get to see Lamborghini’s new version of Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. The fully digital instrument cluster is one of Audi’s signature interior features. So we’ve been very curious to see how, or even if, Lamborghini changed it. It seems as if the Italians have done so, and it looks completely different from the unit you’ll see on any Audi. We only get to see it while in “Terra” mode, so the screen might change depending on driving mode or what features are being used. Though, in “Terra” mode, we can see that there’s a central rev counter with the speed and gear info inside of it and it features the same sort of Lamborghini graphics you’ll see on a Huracan or Aventador. Next to that rev counter seems to be a couple of digital off-road gauges, showing off the car’s pitch, yaw and approach angles. Seeing off-road gauges in a Lamborghini is hilariously awesome.

The Lamborghini Urus will debut soon and we can’t wait to see what it’s actually like. Until then, check it doing some off-roading.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.