2017 Lamborghini Urus – A Lamborghini creating an SUV car, well that would be the day. Well that day has arrived as Lambo has confirmed its release of an SUV sports vehicle. They are calling it the Lamborghini Urus and it will be available as a 2017 model. Ever since Porsche ventured in those waters with their release of an SUV vehicle it was only a time when other performance brands would do the same and come up with their own version. The Urus is Lamborghini’s answer and as seen from the initial pictures it is a good one.
The story for the name is very interesting. Being that the emblem of Lamborghini sports a bull on it, it was only appropriate to name their largest vehicle after an ancient ancestor of a modern age cow. The urus, or the aurochs as they are also called, went extinct many years ago but were known to be massive in their size. They were said to be 61 to 71 inches tall at the shoulders and weighting approximately 1,500 lbs. This makes it more than useful to name their first ever produced SUV car like this.
Now the question remains will Lambo manage to support this vehicle and how will their SUV fair against a stacked competition that comes from Porsche and Bentley SUVs, namely the latest 2017 Cayenne and the 2016 Bentley Bentayga. The last attempt from Lamborghini at an SUV car ended up as a bust with their LM002 car, only time will tell if this one makes it. Till then enjoy reading the review and finding out all the specs about the Urus car.
2017 Lamborghini Urus exterior
What the LM002 lacked was the aggressiveness and style of a Lamborghini vehicle. It actually did not have any characteristics of a Lambo car except the emblem it was necessary of it to have. This perhaps brought to vehicle to its downfall and was perhaps why the car failed in the first place. It seems that this is something that the designers managed to understand immediately and have decided to change that and thus have equipped the Lamborghini Urus with all the necessary design cues that make it a Lambo car. It has all the aggressive angles and cues that you would expect and is certainly going to be an attractive car to ride in.
What the car receives is the frontward-pointing arrow design of the front of the car which is present in almost every Lambo vehicle on the market. There are many features that have been borrowed from the Aventador car and they are presented here in a bigger scale. The headlights are smaller than in the Aventador though, but use the same Y shape design and are enhanced with the LED bulbs inside it. The best part of it though are the large air intake cutouts in the front bumper that really make a difference style wise.
What was the initial idea from Lamborghini is to make the inside impeccable. Venturing inside the Lamborghini Urus car you will notice a rock solid interior which is perfectly assembled and measured to a T.
It only provides enough room for four people though, but it is like using a perfectly tailored suit. Every part of the inside has been designed with precision and it is the advantage of getting your SUV designed by a sports car manufacturer. Most of the inside components are made from carbon fiber reinforced polymer which does not only make the parts of very high quality but also very light which ups the performance of the car.
There was another important part that needed to be done when making a better inside and that was to lower the clutter behind the wheel. What is present behind the Urus wheel are only the paddle shifters Much of the controls have been shifted to the multifunction steering wheel or the screen behind the steering wheel itself and is where you will find the turn signals, lights, and wipers. Of course there are many things that can still change with the design of the Urus but these are perhaps the most important and interesting ones that make it inside the vehicle.
When we are talking about a Lambo car, what is under the hood is what makes the difference. Thus the 2017 Lamborghini Urus will sport a 4.0-liter twin-boosted V-8 engine which will pump out a 600 horsepower output. There have not been official specs announced about the torque output but we assume that it will be set at around 700 pound-feet range, at least. The car comes with a dual-clutch automatic transmission system and permanent all-wheel-drive system as well.
Price and release date
The price is a surprising one and not at all attainable one. It is not for the fainthearted ones but it is a Lambo after all and thus the price for the 2017 Lamborghini Urus has been set at $208,215. It is quite a high price for an SUV but when you study the specs and the characteristics you realize whey it is that high. The release date has not been set although the car has been announced to be available in 2017.
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