Destructo Report post Posted October 24, 2019 (edited) In 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. Edited October 25, 2019 by porter Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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