The Lamborghini Urus is a concept SUV designed by Lamborghini and unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show on 23 April 2012. The Urus was made as a replacement for the LM002, which was Lamborghini's first SUV. It will be put on the market for the 2018 model year. The name comes from the Urus, the ancestor of modern domestic cattle, also known as the aurochs.
The production Urus will differ from the concept by not using Lamborghini's hallmark naturally aspirated V10 or V12 engines. Instead, Lamborghini has developed a new 4.0L twin-turbo V8. Lamborghini claims this engine is solely used by Lamborghini, eschewing the idea it is simply a retuned version of Audi's 4.0L V8 that is used across the Audi lineup, and shared with Bentley in the Continental V8 coupe and Flying Spur V8.
The Lamborghini Urus SUV concept would be much lighter than some other SUVs because of extensive usage of carbon fiber reinforced polymer, although it is based on the same platform as the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne, and Volkswagen Touareg. The Urus Super SUV will feature a 584 bhp (435 kW; 592 PS) turbocharged V8 engine by Audi that includes an electric motor with plug-in hybrid capability. The Urus has a front-engine, all-wheel-drive layout. The Urus is approximately 16 feet (4.9 m) long, but only about 5.5 feet (1.7 m) high. The Urus will have a top speed of 205 mph (328 km/h), making it the world's fastest SUV. Lamborghini is still considering this a concept car and are making decisions about tire size and engine type. The Urus seats four people.
Earlier appearance of the name
Lamborghini had trademarked the name "Urus" before the introduction of the Lamborghini Estoque at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, and automotive news blogs Jalopnik and Autoblog believed that the name would be applied to what was eventually found to be the Estoque.
In September 2013, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that the Urus will go into production, making it the brand's first SUV since the LM002. Winkelmann stated that sales potential is estimated at 3,000 per year.
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The lid on the mysterious Lamborghini teaser images has cracked open a bit wider today, and what we see inside is the Lamborghini Urukakflfls, a four-door, front-engined, super saloon to compete against the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide.External link in
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Seems the trademark claim Lamborghini placed on the name "Urus" may have been a red herring and the real name of the four-door super saloon set to debut at the Paris Motor Show may be the Lamborghini Estoque.External link in
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Nevertheless, Automotive News is now reporting that its own inside sources confirm the bullish concept will indeed be one of them new fangled four-door "coupes", while a carspyshots.net forum member found some copyright evidence that Lamborghini may called it the Urus. Wikipedia tells us that the Urus was a type of large, horned cattle in Europe that became extinct in 1627.External link in
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