SUVs are blooming out of everywhere. All kinds of them; gone are the days when SUVs had one job to do and that is go over terrains over which your average sedans and hatches (I’m not talking about Subaru, okay?) would think of going. These days, we have SUVs that whoop some bottoms of supercars amd sports cars on their home ground, the race track. Of course, thats been the case since quite some time now. Automakers have been making these since early years of the second decade of 21st century. But here’s a true expression of an SUV for the tracks:
The Lamborghini Urus
And, no. Its not a Huracan or an Aventador thats lifted and given massive wheel wells and black claddings. After a lot of teasing and speculations and showcasing it in what feels like a decade back, its a spectacular looking vehicle thats out on a job of chewing sports cars and having SUVs for lunch.
Powered by a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7 hp/l the Urus claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio at 3,38 kg/hp. Staggering!
Lamborghini claims it to be the fastest SUV in the world, snatching the title from the Bentley Bentayga. The performance figures read like this:
0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12,8 seconds and with a top speed of 305 km/h
The Urus has up to six driving modes. The Tamburo driving mode selector on the center console controls all dynamic vehicle systems and allows the selection of driving dynamics according to surface conditions or drivers’ preference, via STRADA, SPORT and CORSA as well the additional NEVE (snow) mode. As an option, two further off-road settings are offered: TERRA (off-road) and SABBIA (sand). The adaptive damper concept is automatically adjusted to different driving modes through ANIMA, or can be fully customized by the driver via the EGO mode, choosing the required rigidity for a very comfortable ride to an extremely sporty, aggressive setting dependent on driving style and road conditions.
This, is perfectly a Lamborghini. Aggressive edgy face, crazy edges and lines everywhere on the body, and, read it again; EGO mode! Does the naming get any better?
At a curb weight of less than 2,200 kg, Lamborghini’s team of designers and R&D engineers focused on weight reduction throughout the car’s chassis, with an intelligent materials mix to ensure maximum stiffness for the best possible comfort and handling as well as lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Its long wheelbase of 3,003 mm and the low seating position of the occupants creates a comfortable and extremely spacious feel. The Urus ensures luxury and roominess for each of its occupants in seats designed specifically for the Urus Super SUV. Luxury Italian style and craftsmanship resonate through the Urus.
All of this , priced at ₹3 crore (ex showroom). I need just ₹2,99,99,900 more. I have a 100 bucks already. (Hopes awakened).