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The Official Lambo Power Urus Review
Destructo posted a topic in Lambo Power ReviewsIn a proud first for our community, we present the first official review of the all-new 2019 Lamborghini Urus Super Sport Utility Vehicle! Special thanks for Lamborghini North America for the arrangement of this Urus for Lambo Power. Here are the specs on our specific press vehicle. Standard Features: (Base Price: $200,000 USD) - Exterior Color: Blue Eleos - Interior Color: Nero Ade - 4.0 Liter, V8 90° Bi-Turbo engine with 4 valves per cylinder - Longitudinal front-mounted engine - Electronic direct-injection system - Electronically controlled, continuously variable intake and exhaust valves timing system - Automatic 8-speed gearbox with torque converter + reverse - Permanent 4WD with limited-slip center differential and Lamborghini Active Torque-Vectoring Rear Differential - Hybrid Body in White in aluminum and steel - Air suspension with active damping and electro-mechanical active roll stabilization - Power vacuum brake system with ABS - Carbon-ceramic brakes - Electronic parking brake - ESC system - Full-LED adaptive headlamps with high beam assist and tail lights - 4-zone automatic air conditioning - External mirrors (with heating, electrically adjustable and foldable, auto-dimming) - Ignition key with remote control (Keyless) Optional Equipment: (Total Options Price: $31,896 USD) - Rims Nath 22" shiny - $3,788.00 - Full ADAS Package - $6,313.00 - calipers in black - $1,137.00 - Steer. wheel smooth - $631.00 - Advanced 3D - $6,313.00 - Style Package 1 - High - $1,908.00 - Off-Road modes with - $637.00 - Full Electric Comfort Seat - $3,157.00 - Stitching option - $631.00 - Optional stitching on - $379.00 - Rear Seat Heating - $631.00 - Black Roof Rails - $1,010.00 - Panoramic Roof - $2,778.00 - Inserts in Wood Open - $1,699.00 - Embroid. Lamborghini - $884.00 Total Price ($235,891 USD - Including $3,995 Destination Charge) - Drive Review - by TurboAlex The Lamborghini Urus Super Sport Utility Vehicle is a brand-new model for the Sant’Agata manufacturer. And not since the production of the LM002 ceased in 1993 has Lamborghini delivered any sort of production utility vehicle. Jump ahead 26 years and the 2019 Lamborghini Urus arrives for our press loaner. Having spent extensive seat time in high-performance BMW sport utility vehicles, Range Rovers, and the Bentley Bentayga, the proverbial bar was set quite high. Walking up, the exterior is distinctly Lamborghini. Fans of the brand will instantly recognize the Perini-designed cues and inspirations. The imposing front bumper has received a lot of discussions and some criticisms, but we appreciate and enjoy the bold design. And the Blue Eleos paint laid down on all the edges and panels really popped under the southern California sunshine. Once inside, the in-cabin space was surprising! Especially with the accompanying trunk space. With this kind of room, taking a family of four with luggage would be no hassle. If you plan on taking a road-trip with it, the excellent driving ergonomics make it quite a comfortable ride. Nothing felt out of place, but quite intuitive, and very Lamborghini. Don’t plan on having your cup of Boba with you though. Unfortunately, Italian-sized cup-holders, like their suits just are too trim and svelt for our everyday needs; a small issue but a recurring nuisance. Not just any sport utility vehicle could carry the raging bull badge, so it’s important we talk performance. It’s shocking what the engineering and performance wizards can make this nearly 5,000 lbs. SSUV do. This twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 is the first production forced-induction powerplant for Lamborghini. It churns out an impressive 641 horsepower and 627 ft.lbs. of torque with a 6,800 RPM redline. Often a point of criticism, the redline figure has left a few reviewers disappointed and wanting more revs. Sure we’d always love more, but we didn’t find ourselves really needing more for the commute and drives we took. It also has an eight-speed automatic transmission, torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive, and all-wheel steering. The very capable and enjoyable launch-control system propels the Urus to a factory claimed 0-60 MPH in 3.6 seconds. Real-world testing on DragTimes YouTube channel produced a VBOX verified 2.93 seconds! We didn’t use any equipment to verify, but some launch-control sprints had us not doubting those figures. It got us talking about its already stout capabilities; it’s not stopping quite a few performance shops from turning it up with the Urus and going for more. Absolutely bonkers. Power and performance are great, but without adequate stopping power or handling, it would all be a moot point. Incredibly, the stock 440mm front and 370mm rear carbon ceramic brakes pull the five-door family hauler from 60-0 in as little as 107 feet. Saving the near best for last, we need to point out the handling capability. We said it time and time again, “this handles like a really good sportscar.” Not just a car, not just a sportscar, but a very good and capable sportscar. According to Motor Trend testing, this will pull a 1.01g on the skid-pad, all thanks to the torque-vectoring, four-wheel steering, and air suspension. Obviously we weren’t able to replicate that kind of action, but this system and set-up gives the driver confidence in spades, with no shortage of mechanical talent to back it up. Aside from the cup-holders being too small, our biggest issue with the Urus is the price. With a base model starting point of $200,000 USD, this vehicle is not for everyone. But to be honest, Lamborghinis aren’t for everyone. Despite the word on the street that dealers are seeing nearly 70% of all Urus buyers are new to the brand! Overall, the Urus is a delight to drive. The capable duality is impressive, and a short weekend makes us want it all the more. It’s docile and comfortable enough to pull daily driver duty, even with tiny cup-holders. Yet it still allows the drive to tap into the almost primal-like power reserves with the flick of a switch and a push of the pedal. Do we want one? Absolutely. And if you have the chance to drive and buy one, we’d wager you will feel the same way. It’s one bad-ass SSUV.
Video: Rambo Lambo Action! - Kidston Productions
Destructo posted a topic in Automobili LamborghiniI'm on a big Kidston kick lately and I just LOVE this one with the LM002. Enjoy it, it's a riot!
The Lamborghini URUS EVO - Spy Shots
Destructo posted a topic in Automobili LamborghiniMore details at Motor1 Article: Article Link, Click Here Anyone want to speculate what if any changes are going to happen?
The All-New Cadillac Escalade Revealed
Destructo posted a topic in Archived ContentOh my...this is beast. Source: https://www.motortrend.com/news/2021-cadillac-escalade-first-look-review-photos-specs/ In short: All-new chassis, interior, big tech upgrades, now offering gas and diesel powerplants. "Virtually no carryover parts from the current Escalade," according to the article.
The Aston Martin DBX - Its First Luxury SUV
Destructo posted a topic in Archived ContentWith its first jump into the SUV market, Aston Martin released the DBX. It's billed as as sportscar level of performance in a luxury SUV. Any thoughts on how this will compete with the likes of the Bentley, Rolls, Audi and Lamborghini? Is the market getting too saturated? Images follow the press release. -- Press Release -- Aston Martin launches fourth car of transformational Second Century Plan First SUV for 106-year-old luxury British marque Delivers broadest design brief of any Aston Martin in history Broad range of capability from sportscar dynamics to off-road versatility 20 November 2019, Beijing, China: A bold new chapter and a landmark moment in Aston Martin’s illustrious 106-year history, Aston Martin has today unveiled its first SUV and a model that will propel the brand to new heights worldwide. That model, is DBX. The culmination of an extensive development programme that began with physical testing in Wales last year and virtual development stretching back to 2015, DBX signals a new era in Aston Martin’s pursuit to deliver exceptional performance, style and usability in a segment previously unexplored by the world-famous manufacturer. Bringing both the versatility and indulgence expected of a luxury SUV with sports car levels of dynamic performance, DBX sets a bold new standard in this sector. Aston Martin Lagonda President & Group CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer said: “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly exciting and significant DBX is for Aston Martin. Through its development alone, this beautiful SUV has already taken the company into new territories and in inspiring directions. DBX also marks a key moment in the delivery of the third and final phase of our Second Century Plan, not only representing the promised expansion of our portfolio but also signaling the start of production at Aston Martin’s second manufacturing plant. We have both delivered this model through our expertise, but also by garnering invaluable experience and knowledge from external counsel, including our Female Advisory Board. This is a real landmark for this great British brand and I promise that DBX will reward all who experience it in their everyday lives.” Set to be built in Aston Martin’s purpose-built manufacturing facility in St Athan, Wales, the foundation of DBX is a new dedicated SUV platform, something rarely seen across the sector. More than ever before, this clean sheet of paper has allowed all departments within Aston Martin to innovate and push the boundaries of what British design and engineering can create, resulting in a truly remarkable product. Utilising bonded aluminium, a construction method Aston Martin has refined through the development of its sports cars, the body structure is both very light and incredibly stiff, assisting in the delivery of an overall kerbweight of 2,245kg. Right from its genesis, it was designed to allow maximum room in the cabin, putting a premium on refinement and class leading spaciousness for both front and rear occupants. Meanwhile, the exceptional stiffness inherent in the design of the new platform has also enabled DBX to achieve exceptional dynamics both on and off-road. Adaptive triple volume air suspension has been combined with the latest 48v electric anti-roll control system (eARC) and electronic adaptive dampers to provide the new SUV with a huge breadth of ability. With its capacity to raise the ride height by 45mm or lower it by 50mm the air suspension gives any driver the confidence to tackle a wide range of terrain. While this of course provides benefits while on the move, the system can be further programmed to aid with ingress, egress and loading requirements, aiding on a practical level. The adaptive triple chamber air springs enable variable spring stiffness, giving both luxurious comfort and dynamic prowess. Extraordinarily the eARC – capable of 1,400Nm of anti-roll force per axle – can limit DBX’s body roll for handling that is much more akin to that of a sports car than an SUV. This sophisticated system of adaptive air suspension, dampers and eARC allows for maximum ride comfort when transporting up to five occupants and their luggage, while maintaining a highly responsive and engaging dynamic capability. Powered by a new version of the characterful 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in DB11 and Vantage, DBX features an impressive output of 550PS and 700NM of torque, carefully tuned to meet the specific needs of this model. With a sound character that is unquestionably Aston Martin, the active exhaust system ensures this is a luxury SUV that can sound refined one moment and exhilarating the next. The engine’s versatility isn’t restricted to its vocals either; the turbocharged V8 has cylinder deactivation to enhance fuel economy, yet it can also propel DBX from 0 to 62mph in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 181mph. Transmitting this power and torque to the ground is a nine-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox, allied to an all-wheel drive system with active differentials featuring an active central differential and an electronic rear limited slip differential (eDiff). This allows the torque to be moved precisely both fore and aft in the vehicle and also across the rear axle. When combined with the bespoke steering system that has been tuned to deliver feel and sports car-like response, DBX imbues the driver with an overriding sense of control, whatever the conditions. Aston Martin’s first ever full-size 5-seat model is not only exceptionally versatile in terms of the terrain that it can tackle, it is also extremely adaptable to a wide variety of lifestyle needs and owners. Designed to accommodate the world’s 99th percentile male and 5th percentile female, DBX has been very deliberately created with instant familiarity and ease of use from the start. With 632 litres of boot space and 40:20:40 split folding rear seats DBX possesses all the flexible load capacity expected of an SUV with class-leading interior space. The load space offers a practical and cleanly designed space. A narrow load sill and broad aperture maximises the practicality for a variety of luggage, such as suitcases, golf bags and ski equipment. Complimenting the incredibly high standard specification of DBX, which includes all available active safety systems, there are many optional accessory packages offered. These packages will tailor the car even further to customers’ needs, sports or pastimes. For example, the Pet package will include, amongst other things, a portable washer to help attend to the needs of a muddy dog after a walk. Alternatively, the Snow package will deliver boot warmers to make a ski trip just that little bit more pleasurable. The luxuriously handcrafted interior of DBX has been designed to provide equal space and comfort whether sitting in the front or rear of the car. Class-leading headroom and legroom combines with a full-length glass panoramic roof and frameless door glass to offer a fantastically light and spacious cabin environment. The use of sports car seat packaging in the front not only provides the driver with exceptional support and long-distance driving comfort, but also provides knee and footwell clearance for those sitting behind. Small touches throughout, including separate central armrests, glovebox design and the ergonomic positioning of the car’s key control systems, have been guided carefully by the input of the brand’s Female Advisory Board, dealership feedback and a variety of private focus groups held worldwide. Not limited to this area, the guidance provided has been key to the success of DBX’s overall design. The seats are trimmed in sumptuous, full grain leather, sourced from long term partner Bridge of Weir. An industry first, both the headlining and electric roof blind are available in a luxurious Alcantara® finish, providing a harmonious design, light obscuration and solar attenuation without compromising headroom. Throughout the cabin, DBX maintains an authenticity of materials, with judicious use of metal, glass and wood throughout the cabin. Another design highlight includes the elegantly crafted bridged centre console allowing for both flexible storage below and a beautiful, architectural centrepiece. This feature keeps valuables close to hand while not occupying the passenger seat and away from dirt on the car’s floor mats. As part of ‘Q by Aston Martin’ – Aston Martin’s personalisation service - optional features of this centre console can be machined from a solid piece of wood, such as Walnut, for added tactility. A contemporary range of exquisite wood, composite and metal veneers ensure that the cabin can be tailored to any taste. This includes a range of innovative materials and an industry first application of a fabric made from 80% wool. A new flax composite – derived from the same plant as fine linen – also provides an alternative to carbon fibre and a distinctive design aesthetic. Framed by these materials is an abundance of technology. A 10.25” TFT screen sits elegantly flush in the centre console, while a huge 12.3” TFT screen provides a wealth of information to the driver. Apple CarPlay comes as standard, as does a 360-degree camera system and ambient lighting that offers 64 different colours in two zones. DBX’s exterior works as hard as the interior at bringing the elegance of Aston Martin’s sports cars into the world of the SUV. From the signature ‘DB’ grille at the front, through the sculptured sides and design feature line, to the tailgate with a flip that draws inspiration from Vantage, this is an Aston Martin from first glance to detailed inspection. Beautiful details like the hidden side glass seals on the frameless doors and glass B-pillar finishers add an elegant sleekness and confidence to the stance. Cutaway sills also assist in narrowing the stepover required to enter the sumptuous cabin, while reducing the risk of ruining a fine dress or suit on arrival to a dinner engagement. Aerodynamics were an important consideration within the design process and this included the novel experience for the team of running computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tests with a DBX towing a trailer with a DB6 on it. At the car’s front, the daytime running lights (DRLs) have an integrated aerodynamic duct, which channels air through the front wheel arches and along the side, helping to reduce both drag and lift while also cooling the brakes. Air flows cleanly over the roof, through the rear wing, over the rear window and on to the rear flip. This unique approach and design detail allows the rear screen to self-clear on the move. Aerodynamic design has also played a key part in passenger comfort because as one of only a few companies using computational aeroacoustics technology, Aston Martin’s engineers have been able to keep cabin noise to a minimum at speed. Aston Martin is incredibly proud that DBX, an SUV intended to expand the sales reach of the brand worldwide, will be built in Britain at the new manufacturing plant in St Athan, Wales. With its all-wheel drive system, DBX is a car that will allow the company to increase its presence in markets where perhaps the weather or terrain is less than conducive to rear-wheel drive sports cars. The clear emphasis on a spacious and luxurious cabin – whether seated in the front or back – will also allow Aston Martin to better reach customers who prefer to be driven rather than drive. Further adding to the desirability of DBX, the first 500 owners of this landmark model will benefit from an exclusive ‘1913 Package’. Fitted with a unique fender badge, sill plaques and an inspection plaque detailing its limited build-run, each of these first examples will be personally endorsed and inspected by Andy Palmer. In addition, each customer will also receive a unique build-book signed by both Aston Martin’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and an invitation to a regionally hosted Waldorf Astoria celebration cocktail party, hosted by a member of the Aston Martin Lagonda executive team. Dr Andy Palmer said: “DBX is a car that will give many people their first experience of Aston Martin ownership. As such it needed to be true to the core values established in our sports cars, while also providing the lifestyle versatility expected of a luxury SUV. To have produced such a beautiful, hand built, yet technologically advanced car is a proud moment for Aston Martin.” Recommended Retail Price from £158,000* in the UK, €193,500 in Germany and $189,900 in USA. DBX is on sale now, with first deliveries scheduled to begin Q2 2020. *Includes 3 year’s servicing - Ends -
Audi Introduces All-New RS Q8
Destructo posted a topic in Archived ContentI know they released this one at Los Angeles Auto Show, but thought it might be good to start putting some of these here for you guys. Seems like someone would buy one of these! -- PRESS RELEASE -- All-new Audi RS Q8 makes global debut at Los Angeles International Auto Show All-new RS Q8 is the first RS-SUV from Audi in America Dominating performance of an RS, everyday functionality of an SUV, and the dynamic design of an Audi coupe Audi RS Q8 is fastest production SUV to lap Nürburgring racetrack with an official time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds LOS ANGELES, November 20, 2019 – The all-new Audi RS Q8 will make its global debut today at the 2019 Los Angeles International Auto Show. The Audi RS Q8 combines the genes of a high-performance RS model with the practicality of an SUV and the dynamic design of an Audi coupe. Powertrain and performance The all-new Audi RS Q8 features a biturbo V8 engine to deliver exhilarating performance and driving dynamics, setting a new standard as the prestigious spearhead of the RS model line. The RS Q8 recently became the fastest production SUV to lap the renowned Nürburgring racetrack with an official time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds. The 4.0-liter V8 in the RS Q8 delivers an impressive 441 kW (600 ps) and 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque. The turbocharged engine with direct injection accelerates the large SUV from 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.8 seconds and achieves a top track speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph) or 305 km/h (189.5 mph) when equipped with the RS ceramic brakes. The power of the 4.0 TFSI flows to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system via the standard eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission. Wheel-selective torque control can help enhance handling by ensuring additional traction across each axle through individual-wheel braking application. During dynamic cornering, the quattro sport rear differential distributes drive torque between the rear wheels as required. This active torque vectoring helps improve traction, stability and dynamics. The adaptive air suspension with controlled damping means the RS Q8 is equally at home on or off the paved road. Its RS-specific damper tuning offers drivers a choice between long-distance comfort and high performance. The electromechanical active roll stabilization (EAWS) minimizes body roll while cornering at speed. The all-wheel steering allows for greater agility at low speeds and improved stability at high speeds. With variable ground clearance, short overhangs and hill descent control, the new Audi RS Q8 can carry on confidently when paved roads end. Drivers can customize their driving experience through the standard Audi drive select system with seven different profiles: comfort, auto, dynamic, allroad, offroad and the individually configurable RS-specific modes RS1 and RS2, which can be activated directly via the “‘RS-MODE’” button on the steering wheel. The Audi drive select setting influences the engine and transmission management, power steering, the air suspension, all-wheel steering and engine sound. Exterior and Interior Design With the octagonal Singleframe and the RS-specific radiator grille, the RS Q8 has an even more dominant appearance. This combined with the front air inlets in gloss black and the blade in matte aluminum perfectly highlights the athletic character of the large SUV. The dynamic roofline ends in gently inclined D-pillars, which are supported by the wide, pronounced wheel arches, paying homage to the vehicle’s quattro® DNA, creating an unmistakable Audi silhouette. An RS roof-edge spoiler provides a striking finish at the top and provides downforce on the rear axle for improved balance at high speeds. The interior of the new RS Q8 features a clean and refined design. The slim instrument panel and strong horizontal lines convey a feeling of spaciousness. The central element in the cockpit is the MMI® touch response system. With its black-panel look, it almost dissolves into a large, black surface when switched off. Special RS displays in the Audi virtual cockpit and MMI display provide information such as output, g-forces, lap times, temperature, torque and tire pressure. The shift light display prompts the driver to upshift when the rev limit is reached. The optional head-up display also offers several RS-specific graphics. The RS Q8 further demonstrates its everyday usability in the rear. A sliding three-seat rear bench is standard. With the seat backrests folded down, the luggage compartment under the power rear hatch holds up to 60.7 cubic feet. The first RS-SUV from Audi in America, the Audi RS Q8 is expected to arrive in the U.S. in 2020 and will be available for customer orders, subject to a later announcement. U.S. power and performance specifications will become available closer to market introduction. – End –
The Fabspeed Urus Exhaust!
Destructo posted a topic in Archived ContentSo Fabspeed is a sponsor here and I email Sean there about the new Urus exhaust they are making. If you want more details and a bunch of other goodness, check out their page on it here: https://www.fabspeed.com/lamborghini/urus/ Or shoot Sean an email or phone. [email protected] or call him 267-742-3046 I wanted to show some pictures, videos, and figures for everyone to check out. urus teaser.mp4 Horsepower and Torque Increase: - 43 (WHP) increase - 60 ft. lbs. torque increase - 6 lbs. of weight reduction over the stock system