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PostHeaderIcon A Japanese-Rooted Automobile College Has Combined Lamborghini and Toyota DNA to Create the Urus 86 Pickup for the Tokyo Auto Salon

We’ve been dreaming about a pickup truck version of the Lamborghini Urus ever since the luxury SUV broke cover, but we’re pretty sure the Italians won’t make one. Fortunately, the folks over at Nihon Automobile College in Japan created one for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon. There’s a catch though, – it’s not exactly a Urus.

PostHeaderIcon New Fortune Island Expansion For Forza 4 Comes With an Updated Lamborghini Urus, Treasure Hunts, and Outrageous Weather

Following in the same tactic it used for the previous Horizon game, the developer will launch DLCs that include new content and a new map for players to explore; Forza Horizon received three such DLCs, and now the first one for Horizon 4 is out. It’s called Fortune Island and is available to download now

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini builds racing version of Urus; Plans racing series for 2020

Lamborghini, once a brand completely uninterested in motorsport, is preparing to build a racing version of its Urus Super SUV, dubbed the ST-X. It should lead to a single-make racing series that will feature Rallycross-style courses.

The manufacturer from Sant’Agata Bolognese unveiled the Urus ST-X concept that is a very accurate preview of Lamborghini’s first racing utility vehicle. It was presented to the press at the Vallelunga circuit, near Rome, where Lamborghini hosted its annual World Finals for the Super Trofeo series.

Unlike another SUV-based series that should kick-off next year, the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, the Urus ST-X will race on mixed surfaces similar to rallycross events where cars have to run on tarmac as well as on gravel. Lamborghini says the championship will take teams and drivers on a tour of FIA-approved tracks in Europe and beyond.

PostHeaderIcon Watch the Lamborghini Urus Hit 60 MPH in 2.93 Seconds While Sounding Ridiculously Awesome

It has happened. The Lamborghini Urus accelerated to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. In one of their latest videos, Drag Times reported and clocked a massive Lamborghini Urus accelerating to 60 mph in exactly 2.93 seconds. To show you just how amazing this feat is, you have to know that Lamborghini officially disclosed that the Urus will accelerate to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds. I was aware that Lambo is conservative with its acceleration estimates, but not half a second conservative.

PostHeaderIcon The Worlds Best Super SUVs

The term “super SUV” is relatively new in the automotive lexicon, but its use has exploded in popularity with the rush of high-end models that have filled its ranks. From the Bentley Bentayga to the Lamborghini Urus, we’ve seen no shortage of super SUVs hit the market in recent years. Super SUVs are the most extravagant breed of SUVs you can find on the market. They have interiors that can rival those that are found in luxury cars, and they have performance capabilities that border on supercar levels. They also have premium price tags, something that we should expect given their status. This is our list of the best super SUVs in the market today, and, who knows, you might end up in the market for one sooner than you think.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: Deciding to Build the Lamborghini LM002 and Lamborghini Urus

Back in the ‘80s, Lamborghini went about building the large-and-in-charge LM002 SUV, an absolute bruiser of a vehicle that was completely at odds with the Raging Bull’s speed-laced history. Affectionately dubbed the “Rambo Lambo,” the LM002 was the off-shoot of the Italian supercar-maker’s “Cheetah” program, which was originally tasked with creating a new off-roader for the military. Only a few hundred were ever produced, but Lambo never forgot about it, and in December of 2017, the manufacturer unveiled a spiritual successor – the Urus.

It’s a fascinating story, and our friends over at Fifth Gear got a chance to sit down and hear it told by Lamborghini’s insiders, including Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO at Automobili Lamborghini, and Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s Head of Design.

Not only does the video include some fascinating perspectives on both the LM002 and the Urus, but it tosses in a number of truly epic shots of both vehicles out and about in their natural environments, plus the all-important exhaust note rumblings from both the LM002’s 12-cylinder and the Urus’ twin-turbo V-8. And, just for fun, there’s some nice side-by-side shots of the LM002 cruising alongside its contemporary sports car sibling, the Countach.

So then, if you want to learn a bit more about the LM002, or perhaps the DNA that makes up the Urus, or you just want to indulge in the glory shots of these menacing Raging Bulls, this 7-minute, 22-second video is for you.

PostHeaderIcon Don’t Expect a Smaller Lamborghini SUV to Join the Urus

The Lamborghini Urus has been a resounding success for Lamborghini, so much so that the company would be forgiven if it’s suddenly getting a little trigger-happy in following that up with a smaller SUV. Porsche did it with the Macan. Bentley is reportedly doing it with the Bentayga. What’s stopping Lamborghini? As it turns out, Lamborghini is stopping Lamborghini. The Italian automaker has no plans to add another SUV to complement the Urus, saying that it would rather keep the brand’s exclusivity than capitalizing on the Urus’ success.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Urus Concludes its 114-City, Globe-Trotting World Tour

The Lamborghini Urus is such a big deal for Lamborghini that a world debut isn’t enough for the SUV. The Urus made its official debut at Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy last December, and over the next four months, Lambo took its latest pride and joy on a 114-city world tour, putting it in front of over 8,500 people, including celebrities, journalists, and most importantly, prospective customers.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Seeks to Enter the Urus in an “All-Roads Competition” to Demonstrate it’s Capability

Twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8; 650HP; 627 LB-FT

Lamborghini introduced the Urus just last December, ushering in a hot new competitor for the high-end performance SUV segment that matched a tall-riding, opulent body style with the traditional Raging Bull qualities of head-turning style and neck-snapping performance. Naturally, as the first-ever SUV from Lamborghini, we wanna know what it can do – both on the road, and off it. Thankfully, it’s looking like the brand is gearing up to show us exactly what the Urus is capable of.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Don’t Expect Lamborghini To Start Making More SUVs Now

Torque vectoring and rear-wheel steering

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Lamborghini. This is the year the Urus SUV goes on sale, becoming only the second Lamborghini SUV in history after the Hummer-like LM002 enjoyed a seven-year run from 1986 to 1993. To be clear, the expectations for the Urus are much higher than they ever were for the LM002. Lamborghini expects its new SUV to spearhead another record-breaking sales year, and by all accounts, the Urus is more than capable of doing that. Just don’t expect Lambo to start having illusions of building another SUV model to complement what it already has. That’s not happening, at least not in the near future.


It’s easy to see the temptation in this scenario. Even by Lamborghini’s own expectations, there’s a possibility that the Urus can exceed those expectations and turns into a hot-ticket item. Given how new and unique the Urus is, that could happen. If it does, it’s easy to look at Lambo suddenly getting ideas of leveraging and milking that popularity by introducing a different SUV — or crossover — to slot below the Urus. Porsche took a bite of that apple once. That’s why we have the Macan crossover now. The possibility is there for Lamborghini.


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“The good news is that Lamborghini does have plans to add more variety to the Urus.”

Well, not really. The Italian automaker is not going to build another SUV, at least according to Research & Development Director Maurizio Reggiani. Speaking with Motor Authority, Reggiani shot down any buzz about a second Lamborghini SUV. “We must remember that we have a positioning of our brand that is fundamental,” he said.

“If you don’t have a positioning like we have, you cannot make a car like (the) Urus, you cannot make a car like (the) Aventador, and you cannot make a car like (the) Huracán. For this reason, it is fundamental to guarantee that there is no dilution (to) our brand, and we cannot imagine (having) an SUV smaller than the Urus.”


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“Launching the Urus already rankled the feathers of a lot of Lambo purists. Imagine what happens if the Italian automaker adds a {second} SUV in its lineup.”

Reggiani’s comments make a lot of sense. It’s not fair to compare Lamborghini to Porsche because the latter has a mainstream appeal to it. Lambo, on the other hand, belongs in the upper tier of luxury and performance brands where “exclusivity” still matters a great deal. Launching the Urus already rankled the feathers of a lot of Lambo purists. Imagine what happens if the Italian automaker adds a second SUV in its lineup.


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The good news is that Lamborghini does have plans to add more variety to the Urus. These plans include adding more special derivatives to the model, similar to what it has done in the past with a lot of its supercars, including the Aventador and the Huracan. “In terms of strategy for the Urus, if you talk about (the) SUV, like we did with Aventador and with Huracan, we made special versions. I think this is what our customers expect.”

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.


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Read more Lamborghini news.

PostHeaderIcon Don’t Expect Lamborghini To Start Making More SUVs Now

Torque vectoring and rear-wheel steering

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Lamborghini. This is the year the Urus SUV goes on sale, becoming only the second Lamborghini SUV in history after the Hummer-like LM002 enjoyed a seven-year run from 1986 to 1993. To be clear, the expectations for the Urus are much higher than they ever were for the LM002. Lamborghini expects its new SUV to spearhead another record-breaking sales year, and by all accounts, the Urus is more than capable of doing that. Just don’t expect Lambo to start having illusions of building another SUV model to complement what it already has. That’s not happening, at least not in the near future.


It’s easy to see the temptation in this scenario. Even by Lamborghini’s own expectations, there’s a possibility that the Urus can exceed those expectations and turns into a hot-ticket item. Given how new and unique the Urus is, that could happen. If it does, it’s easy to look at Lambo suddenly getting ideas of leveraging and milking that popularity by introducing a different SUV — or crossover — to slot below the Urus. Porsche took a bite of that apple once. That’s why we have the Macan crossover now. The possibility is there for Lamborghini.


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“The good news is that Lamborghini does have plans to add more variety to the Urus.”

Well, not really. The Italian automaker is not going to build another SUV, at least according to Research & Development Director Maurizio Reggiani. Speaking with Motor Authority, Reggiani shot down any buzz about a second Lamborghini SUV. “We must remember that we have a positioning of our brand that is fundamental,” he said.

“If you don’t have a positioning like we have, you cannot make a car like (the) Urus, you cannot make a car like (the) Aventador, and you cannot make a car like (the) Huracán. For this reason, it is fundamental to guarantee that there is no dilution (to) our brand, and we cannot imagine (having) an SUV smaller than the Urus.”


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“Launching the Urus already rankled the feathers of a lot of Lambo purists. Imagine what happens if the Italian automaker adds a {second} SUV in its lineup.”

Reggiani’s comments make a lot of sense. It’s not fair to compare Lamborghini to Porsche because the latter has a mainstream appeal to it. Lambo, on the other hand, belongs in the upper tier of luxury and performance brands where “exclusivity” still matters a great deal. Launching the Urus already rankled the feathers of a lot of Lambo purists. Imagine what happens if the Italian automaker adds a second SUV in its lineup.


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The good news is that Lamborghini does have plans to add more variety to the Urus. These plans include adding more special derivatives to the model, similar to what it has done in the past with a lot of its supercars, including the Aventador and the Huracan. “In terms of strategy for the Urus, if you talk about (the) SUV, like we did with Aventador and with Huracan, we made special versions. I think this is what our customers expect.”

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.


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Read more Lamborghini news.

PostHeaderIcon Feeling Special: Lambo Unveils Urus at Museum of Art, Ditches Detroit Auto Show

The brand-new Lamborghini Urus, the super SUV that drove almost everyone crazy, made its North American debut in Detroit earlier this week. For a couple of hours or so, because the vehicle was displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art instead of the Detroit Auto Show. Specifically, Lambo made a separate event, invited a few people to see company CEO Stefano Domenicali give a speech, and then took the Urus away, leaving just an orange Huracan on the show floor. Why? Well, maybe it’s because the Italian firm is too special for the Detroit Auto Show.


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This isn’t the first time the Italians have done such a thing. The same thing happened at last year’s Detroit Auto Show, where they set up a separate event for the Aventador Roadster SV and removed the car from Cobo before the visitors were allowed in. When asked by a TopSpeed staffer why the Aventador wasn’t there, a Cobo staff member suggested that perhaps the brand thought it was too special to be there. Well, I agree. We definitely don’t want the new Urus to catch some sort of skin disease from journalists and visitors breathing over it.

Excuse me while I go update my Facebook status to “feeling sick.”

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.


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PostHeaderIcon Pirelli Has Six Different Tire Options for the Lamborghini Urus

Mixes Aventador and Huracan with SUV tradition

The Lamborghini Urus is not your standard SUV so it’s not beholden to standard industry practices. That’s the case when it comes to choosing tires for the Lambo SUV. Whereas most tire makers prepare up to around two to three tire options for the standard SUVs, Pirelli doubled that number to six different tire options for the Urus to account for the SUV’s performance capabilities.


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“This led to the development of six different tire choices that fall under P Zero, P Zero Corsa, and Scorpion tires.”

In all seriousness, we’re not being sarcastic when we refer to the Lamborghini Urus as a “special” SUV. It really fits the mold of one because it’s essentially a supercar hiding in SUV clothing. We can all agree on that.

By its nature, the Urus requires a special kind of attention, something Pirelli admittedly had a “technical challenge” dealing with. As popular as SUVs have become, there’s still only one model that counts as a super SUV. So Pirelli did the only thing it could do under this particular set of circumstances. The Italian tire maker developed a tire compound and tread pattern design that would be suitable for the Urus’ performance capabilities. This led to the development of six different tire choices that fall under P Zero, P Zero Corsa, and Scorpion tires.


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“According to Pirelli, the P Zero was designed for use in a performance environment.”

According to Pirelli, the P Zero was designed for use in a performance environment. The P Zero Corsa, on the other hand, was developed for “on-track adrenaline,” which basically means that these are the tires that the Urus should use if it finds itself n a race track setting. Then there’s the “Scorpion,” which Pirelli describes as the most “extreme” set among the three tire options. If you ever want to use the Urus in the outdoors, this is the set of tires that you need to use. All told, Pirelli’s alloy wheel options are available in sizes ranging from 21 to 23 inches.

Pirelli hasn’t said how much a set of these tires are going to cost, but considering the vehicle that it’s going to be used on, you’ll need to prepare to spend well into the four figures for a complete set.

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.


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PostHeaderIcon X-Tomi’s Rendering of a Three-Door Urus Proves Lamborghini Should Make One

We’re still coming to grips with the long-awaited arrival of the Lamborghini Urus, but that hasn’t stopped artist X-Tomi Design from making us crave once again for a Urus model that may not even come. Just as soon as Lamborghini unveiled the four-door Urus, the rendering genius decided to create a different version of the super SUV, one that has two doors instead of four. This is what a two-door Lamborghini Urus looks like, and it looks incredible.


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“The coupe-SUV look of the two-door Urus actually fits more with Lamborghini’s own personality”

Before anybody gets their hopes up, a point of order is in order. Lamborghini has made no plans of developing a two-door version of the Urus. It’s not in the cards, at least as far as we know. But that doesn’t mean we can’t wish for one, especially after seeing X-Tomi Design’s rendering. The coupe-SUV look of the two-door Urus actually fits more with Lamborghini’s own personality. That’s not to say that the current four-door Urus looks bland and upright — it’s sexy in its own way — but the two-door version looks sleeker and sexier. In other words, it looks like a proper Lamborghini.

That said, going the route of a two-door setup does have its disadvantages, specifically when it comes to space. Part of what makes the current Urus special is that it has a luxurious interior that goes well with the aggressive exterior. A two-door version could still produce that luxury element, but it’s going to come at the cost of less space in the cabin, particularly in the rear section the high point of luxury is more prominently shown. Lamborghini would have to give up that aspect of the current Urus’ offering if it goes in the direction of a two-door version.


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Note: Land Rover Evoque Two-Doors pictured here.

In the event it does offer a two-door Urus in the future, it’s going to enter a market that isn’t as populated as the four-door segment. By and large, companies that have launched two-door SUVs have seen their models crash and burn. The two-door version of the Range Rover Evoque has managed to remain relevant, but the list of crossovers and SUVs that had a similar configuration reads like the obituary section of the Sunday newspaper. Very few models lasted the test of time because customers didn’t want them. A two-door Urus can be an exception because it’s a Lamborghini. Its reputation as a performance car brand allows it to circumvent the usual advantages associated with four-door SUVs, including cabin and cargo space. No one’s going to mistake the Urus for a people-carrier because it really isn’t one in the first place. It’s a high-riding supercar that’s packaged as a four-door SUV.

Know what could potentially be better than that? Get rid of the two rear doors and unleash the Urus as the 650-horsepower super SUV that it really is.

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Urus Concept.


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Read our full review on the 1986-1993 Lamborghini LM002.


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PostHeaderIcon Best New SUVs That Debuted in 2017

2017 has been an amazing year for the automobile. Sales have increased across the board, high-performance models are quicker and faster than ever, off-roaders are more capable than before, and a slew of new models have hit the streets. That’s what we’re looking at here: the all-new vehicles the debuted in 2017. But more specifically, we’re looking at the crossovers and SUVs that made their initial splash into the fastest-growing segment in the industry.

Before we dive in, it’s worth noting that practically dozens of SUVs and crossovers were revamped in 2017. Models like the Jeep Wrangler JL, Chevrolet Traverse, Mazda CX-3, and plenty more were made new again. But these are familiar nameplates. This go-round, we’re focusing on completely new models.

Continue reading for more information.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio


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“Alfa didn’t built some clunky knock-off of a Wrangler or Defender, but rather, a smooth and powerful machine with looks that kill”

Alfa Romeo is making its comeback – both in the U.S. and around the world – an much of it hinges on the Stelvio crossover. Naturally, with crossovers being all the rage these days, Alfa couldn’t ignore the segment despite never having a historical tie with any high-riding, four-wheel-drives. Thankfully, Alfa didn’t built some clunky knock-off of a Wrangler or Defender, but rather, a smooth and powerful machine with looks that kill and an available Quadrifoglio drivetrain with its Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6, eight-speed automatic, full-time AWD, and 505 horsepower. Even in its “base” form, the Stelvio’s 2.0-liter turbo-four has enough power launch the 4,000-pound vehicle to 60 mph in roughly 5.5 seconds.

Prices start around $43,000 and crest around $48,000. The Quadrifoglio model hasn’t been prices at this time, but we’re expecting this monster to start somewhere around $75,000. And then there’s the name… Stelvio – it’s just so fun to say. Add Quadrifoglio to that, and the name alone is worth the asking price.

Read our full review on the 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Bentley Bentayga


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“The Bentley Bentayga is redefining the boundaries of high-end automakers building luxury SUVs.”

We’re having to stretch the terms of our timeline here, as the Bentayga began production in 2016, but the SUV’s importance can’t be understated. The Bentayga is Bentley’s first foray into the SUV realm. It marks a huge departure form the sedans, coupes, and convertibles the über-luxury brand is known for. Yet that luxury transcends the SUV title, making the Bentayga one of the most well-appointed three-row behemoths in the business.

It rides on the same MLB architecture underpinning the Audi Q7, but comes powered by a massive 6.0-liter W-12 making 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. As anybody could guess, an eight-speed automatic transmission and AWD are standard. The outrageous powertrain is able to defy physics when hauling this 6,000-pound SUV to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds an onto the segment’s highest top speed of 187 mph.

The Bentley Bentayga is redefining the boundaries of high-end automakers building luxury SUVs. We’ve already heard of promising future rivals; Mercedes-Maybach, Roll-Royce, and Aston Martin will soon join the segment, too. Of course, it takes Wall Street money to play in this elite crew. The Bentayga starts at $235,500 and can quickly cost nearly $300,000 with a few options selected.

Read our full review on the 2017 Bentley Bentayga.

Ford EcoSport


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“The EcoSport represents a good value to folks needing basic transportation but wanting to ride in style”

As Ford considers killing off the Fusion, new entries to the crossover and SUV segments are popping up. The iconic Bronco nameplate is scheduled to return for 2020, and the ever-popular Expedition just got a refresh for 2018. But those vehicles are and will be expensive. Ford’s answer to the budget-constrained crossover lovers out there is the EcoSport – a tiny high-riding hatchback with a swinging rear tailgate and three- and four-cylinder engines. In truth, the EcoSport has been around for more than a decade in countries around the globe. It’s just now that Ford has decided to bring the EcoSport to the U.S. – from India, no less.

Still, the EcoSport represents a good value to folks needing basic transportation but wanting to ride in style. As mentioned, power comes from small engines. The base mill is a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder making 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated engine makes 167 horses and 149 pound-feet. A six-speed auto and front-wheel drive come standard, while AWD is optional with the 2.0-liter.

The EcoSport’s best selling point is its price: it starts at just $19,995 for the S trim. SE, Titanium, and SES trims progressively add more content. The SES tops the range and offers a sportier flare for $26,740. Besides the price, the EcoSport’s small footprint makes it a decent choice for inner-city living.

Read our full review on the 2018 Ford EcoSport.

Jaguar E-Pace


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“The E-Pace is designed as Jaguar’s entry-level vehicle thanks to its size and a starting price around $38,600.”

The Jaguar E-Pace is like the F-Pace’s little brother whose name confuses everyone not close to the family. No, the E-Pace isn’t a hybrid electric or some fancy fuel cell. Rather E comes before F alphabetically and is therefore “smaller” than F – or so Jaguar’s marketing and product planning teams thought. The E-Pace rides on Jaguar Land Rover’s D8 platform, which also underpins the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport. It’s designed as Jaguar’s entry-level vehicle thanks to its size and a starting price around $38,600.

The E-Pace uses the same 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder in all trim levels, though Jaguar bumps the power to 296 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque if you pay the extra $8,600 for the R-Dynamic trim. A nine-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are standard. AWD comes standard with the R-Dynamic trim.

Read our full review on the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace.

Lamborghini Urus


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“While the Urus might not be Rambo’s “First Blood,” it’s undeniably a better performaner while adimately following Lambo’s modern design flare and brand ethos.”

Who would have ever guessed Lamborghini would ever build an SUV? Well, it’s happened – again. It’s easy to forget the LM002 Lambo built as a military vehicle but soon became a civilian model best known by its nickname, the Rambo Lambo. So, while the Urus might not be Rambo’s “First Blood,” it’s undeniably a better performaner while adimately following Lambo’s modern design flare and brand ethos.

Rambo’s new Lambo is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 packed behind its headlights that makes an impressive 641 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. An intelligent AWD system is designed to work in both off-road and high-performance situations, while its massive 285-series front and 325-series rear tires fight for grip. The sprint to 60 mph takes only 3.5 seconds and will hit 190 mph.

The world didn’t need a Lamborghini SUV, but we’d argue we’re better off for it. We all know the Urus will quickly become Lambo’s best seller, which will generate profits for even more ludicrous exotics and hypercars. The Urus will start around $200,000, which is a good discount over is corporate cousin, the Bentley Bentayga. Yep; the two share the same MLB underpinnings, though the similarities stop quickly after that.

Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.

Range Rover Velar


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“The new Range Rover Velar is one sultry machine”

The new Range Rover Velar is one sultry machine. Though it looks much larger, the mid-size crossover actually slots between the smaller Range Rover Evoque and larger Range Rover Sport. The Velar shares its architecture with the Jaguar F-Pace, but separates itself with sleeker looks, impressive off-road chops, and that Range Rover brand cache.

The Velar impresses with a swanky, screen-filled interior with multi-use knobs that control more than one thing, but in an intuitive way. It offers seating for five in two rows of seating and three engine options to choose from. The standard is a 2.0-liter turbo-four running on gas. A second 2.0-liter turbo runs on diesel. Those fond of horsepower will enjoy the 380-horse 3.0-liter supercharged V-6. All engines are paired with the ever-present eight-speed automatic. Naturally, Land Rover’s full-time 4WD comes standard, too.

Pricing for this classy crossover begins just shy of $50,000. Those wanting the turbodiesel will have to upgrade to the mid-grade S trim and pay $56,000. The luxury-minded will find the SE model more befitting. That model starts at $67,400.

Read our full review on the 2018 Range Rover Velar.

Volkswagen Atlas


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“The Atlas’ square jaw and slab slides do their best John Wayne impression while a well designed and plushy interior offer Martha Stewart levels of hominess and comfort”

Volkswagen is still wiping soot off its face from the #dieselgate debacle, but the Atlas should be the soapy shower the automaker needs. This three-row crossover was designed specifically for Americans and is built by Americans in VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant. The Atlas’ square jaw and slab slides do their best John Wayne impression while a well designed and plushy interior offer Martha Stewart levels of hominess and comfort. Volkswagen offers several trim levels to choose from, meaning there’s an Atlas for most every middle-class family. Prices start at $30,500 and range up to $49,000.

VW also gives families the choice between a 2.0-liter turbo-four or a 3.6-liter V-6, along with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Options include things like tri-zone climate controls, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic moonroof, and navigation.

Read our full review on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

Volvo XC40


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“The XC40 retains that modern Volvo design flare, but compresses everything into a neat little package”

The XC40 is Volvo’s answer to youthful yet sophisticated families and empty nesters wanting to be youthful yet sophisticated. This compact crossover slots under the XC60 and way below in the wonderful XC90 in terms of size and price. The XC40 retains that modern Volvo design flare, but compresses everything into a neat little package. There is room for five inside, but four will be more comfortable. There’s cargo space with the rear seat folded down and the dash has plenty of impressive technology.

A single 2.0-liter turbo-four is offered, but it comes in two output levels: 184 horsepower in the T4 model and 248 horsepower with the T5. The difference is a larger turbo on the T5. The T5 also comes standard with AWD, whereas the T4 only comes in FWD.

The XC40 in Momentum trim starts at $35,200 and the R-Design trim starts at $37,700. Volvo is also offering its new Car By Volvo ownership option, where customers can pay a flat rate to basically rent the vehicle. Things like maintenance, insurance, roadside assistance, and other hassles are all included. That’s pretty convenient for those youthful yet sophisticated folks, regardless of their age.

Read our full review on the 2018 Volvo XC40.

PostHeaderIcon Will the Lamborghini Urus Beat the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s Lap Record around the Nurburgring?

2019 Lamborghini Urus

The Lamborghini Urus is a weird lambo, but a rather potent SUV, and that’s exactly why the raging bull will be putting it to work on the Nurburgring in an effort to beat out the 7:41.7 SUV lap record of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The report comes courtesy of CAR Magazine, with the publication saying the Lamborghini is even “confident that it will take it (the lap record) by a comfortable margin. Will the Urus be able to walk Lamborghini’s talk or will it fall short of the 7:41.7 lap time? Well, it’s hard to say, but the Urus isn’t exactly your grandpa’s daily driver, either.

Powered by a 4.0-liter V-8, the Urus is good for 650 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. That power puts it in the range of a 3.6-second sprint of 60 mph and a Lambo-promised top speed of 190 mph. Those are some pretty stout figures for an SUV, no doubt, and it’s quite a bit better than that of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as well. It’s powered by a 2.9-liter V-6, the same one found in the Giulia Quadrifoglio, that delivers 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Now, that’s nowhere near as much power as you’ll find in the Urus, but it can still make that run to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed around 177 mph.

Of course, just having more power and a higher top speed isn’t something that will net you the record for fastest SUV around the ‘Ring. Earning that title means actually doing it, and it takes a lot more than a few good-looking specs to pull that off. It comes down to driver skill, track and weather conditions, maneuverability of the vehicle, handling, etc. So, Lamborghini may be confident, and rightfully so as it has cracked that seven-minute mark (with the Aventador SV and the Huracan Performante,) but this is the brands first SUV. As they say, you can’t just crawl in the ring with the apes and think you can box, you’ve got to prove you have what it takes. As Lambo’s first SUV since the LM002, I don’t think it will be able to pull it off. But, maybe they’ll prove me wrong. What do you all think? Let us know in the comments section below

Lamborghini Urus vs. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Specs

Lamborghini Urus Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Engine type twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 2.9-liter V-6
Transmission 8-speed automatic gearbox six-speed manual
Horsepower 650 HP @ 6,000 RPM 505 HP
Torque 627 LB-FT @ 2,250 RPM 443 LB-FT
0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) 3.6 seconds 3.9 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph 177 mph

SUV Records Thus Far

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio


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Read our full review on the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Fires Up Urus Configurator; Time to Have Some Fun!

Launched in December 2017, the Lamborghini Urus is as fresh as they get. And it’s quite impressive too. Not only the first SUV made by Lambo (the LM002 was a pickup truck) and the company’s first turbocharged production model, the Urus is also the world’s fastest crossover, boasting a top speed of 190 mph. Mind-boggling to say the least! It’s also pretty quick as well, needing only 3.6 seconds to hit 62 mph. That’s quickest than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S! Finally, it’s the most powerful production SUV, besting the Bentley Bentayga by a whopping 50 horsepower. But it’s also very expensive at $200,000, not counting the many options you can have. Speaking of which, Lamborghini just fired up the vehicle’s online configurator, so if you’re planning to place an order, you can choose your options in just a few minutes.

The configurator doesn’t give access to pricing, but it lists every single option available. This is actually something new, as previous configurators had scarce information and you had to go to a dealer to find out more. Now you can go beyond the usual exterior colors and interior upholstery and pick between various trims, carpets, contrast stitching, and a ton of technology and convenience features. It’s actually a nice way to spend a few minutes on this car even if you don’t have over $200K in your bank account.

Continue reading for the full story.

Exterior


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As with any car configurator out there, you start off by selecting the exterior color. The offer isn’t as varied as you’d expect from Lamborghini, but you can pick between seven appealing colors. The palette includes Nero Helene, Blu Astraeus, Verde Hebe, Bianco Monocerus, Giallo Auge, Grigio Lynx, and Blue Eleos.

Interior


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“As soon as you picked your favorite hue, you can go inside the cabin and select the color and trim”

As soon as you picked your favorite hue, you can go inside the cabin and select the color and trim. Things get a bit more complex here. First up, you have to pick between Unicolor, Sportivo, and Elegante leather. The main difference between them is that Sportivo is a two-one options, whereas the other two have just one color. Unicolor is black, while Elegante includes hues like brown, white, red, and cream. Alcantara interiors in Unicolor and Sportivo are also available. Once you selected the color you can choose what type of stitching you want, in either matching or contrasting colors. Lambo also offers a special trim option called Q-Citura with leather.

Next up are the floor mats, which come with leather piping and double stitching. The carpets match to the main hide, but you can get colored stitching for a striking contrast (especially if the upholstery is black). Moving over to the steering wheel, you can choose between sued leather and perforated leather. You can also have it in leather that matches the upholstery. Stitching options include matching it to the basic color or the contrasting color on the seats (for the Sportivo option).


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“As for trim, you can choose between carbon-fiber and wood packages”

For seating options, there’s the fully electric, ventilated front seats with massage function and the option to get a two- or three-seat back row. The embroidered Lamborghini logos on the headrests are also optional. As for trim, you can choose between two carbon-fiber packages. There’s the small package with carbon on the door panels, center console, and passenger-side dash, and the big package with extra carbon for the center stack and around the instrument cluster. If you’re the classy type, you can have wood inserts instead. Options include piano black, open pore, and open pore with aluminum inlay.

Finally, you get down to the Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, a rear-seat entertainment system, an ambient light package, and off-road modes.

More Options


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“The Urus is available with a ton of options, including both technology and convenience features”

The Urus is available with a ton of options, including both technology and convenience features. There are a head-up display and night vision for the instrument cluster, as well as driving assistance features like Highway Assistant, Full ADAS, and the Urban Road Assistant. The hands-free tailgate and the washing package will definitely make your life easier too. You can also get a TV tuner with Pay-TV, DAB tuner, heated rear seats, and steering wheel heating.

Other options include a garage door opener, a cargo management system, acoustic glass, top view camera, an electrical trailer hitch, sport side steps, roof box, cross bar transport system, and a load assist tray. Tire options include Pirelli P-Zero summer or Corsa rubber, a 21-inch spare wheel, winter tires, and snow chains. You can also extend the warranty by four or five years.

Unfortunately, the configurator doesn’t include pricing for each option so you can’t get a total at the end of your configuration process.

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Urus Concept.


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Read our full review on the 1986-1993 Lamborghini LM002.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Urus Performante

2020 Lamborghini Urus Performante

Lamborghini took the world by surprise back in 2012 when it unveiled the Urus Concept at Pebble Beach. It was the company’s first utility since the LM002 pickup truck and signaled a new direction for the brand. However, the Urus didn’t become a production model until five years later. Launched in late 2017, it became the fastest and most powerful SUV in the world, boasting performance similar to high-profile sports cars. With the Urus now set to hit public roads in 2018, we’re wondering what other versions are planned for the future. A hybrid model is almost a certainty, but is Lambo also considering a higher performance models? I think it does, and it could be very similar to the Huracan Performante.

Likely to wear the same “Performante” badge, the beefed-up SUV would take the Urus into previously uncharted territory in this segment. With more power, a lighter curb weight, and a chassis tuned for racing, the Urus Performante will be the most extreme production SUV I can think of right now. But will it become more than just a rendering? There’s no official confirmation yet, but I don’t see why Lambo would say no to it. There’s plenty of demand for extreme crossovers right now, as well as plenty of rich folks ready to pay in excess of $200,000 for one. Let’s find out what this SUV might bring to the table in my speculative review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Urus Performante.

Exterior

  • Revised grille
  • Bigger front splitter
  • Lowered suspension
  • New side skirts
  • Race-inspired rear diffuser
  • Big rear wing
  • Active aerodynamics
  • Bespoke wheels

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“Much like the Huracan, the Urus Performante will be more aggressive”

The Performante package will add a few new exterior features to the Urus, but the SUV will remain very similar to the standard model. Much like the Huracan, the Urus Performante will be more aggressive, but don’t expect it to be as menacing as the two-door supercar.

The rendering from X-Tomi Design provides a few hints as to what will change up front. The upper section, including the nose and headlamps will remain unchanged, as will the big grille in the bumper. However, Lamborghini may opt to refinish the body-colored slats in black for a sportier look. The bigger changes will occur below, where the lower apron will extend closer to the ground. The most important addition will be the carbon-fiber splitter. Combined with the lowered suspension, it will give the Urus a mean stance.

Definitely an SUV you don’t want to see in the rear-view mirror.


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“The main highlight around back will be the carbon-fiber wing”

Onto the sides, changes are pretty predictable, mostly because the SUV won’t get many new features besides revised side skirts and new, exclusive wheels. X-Tomi suggests that the the side sill and wheelarch extensions will be painted in body color, which is very likely and will make the Performante looks less rugged. The side skirt extensions will be made from carbon-fiber, just like the mirror caps. The wheels will probably have a thin, multi-spoke design and will come wrapped in high-performance tires.

Around back, it should get a motorsport-inspired diffuser with larger exhaust pipes. But the main highlight will be the carbon-fiber wing. Due to the SUV’s coupe-like design, Lambo has plenty of room to attach a wing to the decklid instead of a spoiler placed atop the tailgate like on most performance crossovers.

“The Urus Performante should also benefit from the Huracan's new aerodynamics system”

The Urus Performante should also benefit from the Huracan’s new aerodynamics system called Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). This system is completely integrated into the vehicle in terms of design, weight and performance. In the Huracan for instance, the front spoiler integrates the electric motor of the front ALA system, built in a carbon-forged frame with active flaps. Of course, the system will have to be modified since the SUV doesn’t have the Huracan’s mid-engined configuration, but Lambo engineers should be able to pull it off.

Another feature that the Urus will borrow from the Huracan Performante is the new system that governs the electronics and activates the ALA in “less than 500 milliseconds.” When the ALA is off, the active flaps are closed and the car benefits from high downforce for high-speed cornering and full-brake conditions. When the flaps are opened up by the electric motor, air pressure on the front spoiler is reduced, which also minimizes drag and optimizes the car for maximum acceleration and top speed.

Also, when these flaps are closed, the rear wing acts like a fixed element, enhancing stability for cornering. In this setup, it generates a whopping 750-percent more vertical downforce than the standard Huracan coupe. Of course, this figure will change (and will likely decrease) for the SUV, but the ALA system should make a big difference here as well. By opening the rear flaps, the system directs airflow through the ridges and underneath the wing, which again reduces drag for quicker acceleration and high top speed.

Interior

  • Forged composite alloy elements
  • Alcantara upholstery
  • Custom graphics
  • Telemetry system

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“To save more weight, Lambo will replace many of the interior components with its very own "forged composite" alloy”

The Urus’ interior shouldn’t change much design-wise in Performante trim. But while it will get the same upholstery and technology features, things should be a bit different when it comes to materials. In order to save more weight, Lambo replaced many of Huracan’s components with its very own “forged composite” alloy, and it’s safe to assume it will do the same in the Urus. Elements that will be upgraded to forged composite alloy should include the A/C vents, gear paddles, door handles, and center console.

Black Alcantara should be standard in the performance SUVs, but customers should be able to add a splash of color via contrast stitching on the steering wheel, dashboard, and floor mats. The “Y” graphics seen on the seats of the Huracan Performante could be offered here too.

On the tech side, the digital displays will be revised to include a few extra features, as well as enhanced customization through the three available driving modes. There should also be a display dedicated to the ALA system, providing information on downforce and drag, as well as how the system works with aero vectoring data. The Lamborghini telemetry system will allow the driver to record, replay, and study performance at the track.

Drivetrain

  • Beefed-up, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8
  • Up to 680 horsepower
  • 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • Upgraded chassis for track duty
  • Nurburgring record attempt

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“Expect the engine upgrades to add around 30 extra horses and some 20 extra pound-feet of torque”

The drivetrain behind this super SUV is obviously a mystery at this point, but if the Huracan Performante is any indication, the Urus Performante should get a beefed-up version of the standard twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8. Just like in the Huracan, output shouldn’t increase by much. Expect the engine upgrades to add around 30 extra horses and some 20 extra pound-feet of torque over the 650-horsepower and 627-pound-feet rating of the regular model. That’s around 680 horsepower and 650 pound-feet in Performante trim.

It might not sound like much, but if Lambo manages to shave around 100 pounds off the regular model, performance should increase dramatically. Especially with the ALA aerodynamic system. The Urus’ 3.6-second benchmark from 0 to 60 mph should decrease to 3.5 licks (or maybe even 3.4). Top speed is likely to remain unchanged though.


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“Lambo is likely to take the Urus Performance on the Nurburgring for a super fast lap”

The upgraded engine will be backed by a new chassis setup. Stiffer springs, bars, and arm bushings should make the suspension better suited for extreme track performance. The SUV should also get variable-ratio dynamic steering, a retuned four-wheel-drive system, and ventilated, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic discs and six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston clamps to the rear.

Lambo is likely to take the Urus Performance on the Nurburgring for a super fast lap. If it happens, it will probably become the quickest SUV ever on the German race track. To do so, it will have to lap the Nordschleife in less than 7:51.7 minutes, a record currently held by the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

Lamborghini Urus Lamborghini Urus Performante
Engine type twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8
Transmission 8-speed automatic gearbox, characteristic depending on drive mode 8-speed automatic gearbox, characteristic depending on drive mode
Horsepower 650 HP @ 6,000 RPM 680 HP
Torque 627 LB-FT @ 2,250 RPM 650 LB-FT
0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) 3.6 seconds 3.4 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph 190 mph

Prices


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The Huracan Performante is nearly 14 percent more expensive than the standard supercar and it’s safe to assume that that the different will somewhat similar for the Urus. With the regular SUV priced from $200,000, the Urus Performante will probably cost at least $230,000 before options.

Competition

As of December 2017, there’s no proper competitor for the Urus Performante. Sure, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is plenty fast and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio holds a juicy Nurburgring record, but unless Ferrari and McLaren unleash their very own SUVs, the Urus Performante will be the most brutal track-prepped SUV out there by far.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio


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The company’s first SUV, the Stelvio is also available in Quadrifoglio trim, first launched on the Giulia sedan. Although it doesn’t look as extreme as the Urus on the outside, the Stelvio has a rather exotic appearance and that specific, Italian high-performance vibe. The Quadrifoglio package adds a more aggressive front bumper, a sports diffuser, and a few other cool features, but it doesn’t have the hardcore aerodynamics that the Urus Performante is expected to get. Under the hood of this SUV lurks a twin-turbo, 2.9-liter V-6 engine developed in cooperation with Ferrari. Borrowed from the Giulia Quadrifoglio almost entirely, the unit cranks out 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It’s obviously not as powerful as the Urus, but it’s only three tenths slower from 0 to 60 mph, a benchmark it achieves in 3.9 clocks. Top speed is rated at 177 mph, 13 mph below the Urus. For now, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio can brag about being the quickest production SUV around the Nurburgring with a 7:51.7-minute lap. Pricing is not yet official, but the Stelvio Q is expected to fetch around $70,000 before options, which will make it significantly more affordable than the Lambo.

Read our full story on the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S


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The Porsche Cayenne is already a classic and the latest update brought many 911-inspired features that turned the German SUV into an even more menacing vehicle. Granted, it still looks somewhat generic compared to the Urus, but it’s a good option if you like the more organic design and less aggressive appearance of the 911. The Cayenne also feature a more luxurious interior compared to the Stelvio, which isn’t as fancy as the Urus. The Turbo S is also closer to the Lambo in terms of power and performance, but drivetrain details aren’t available as of December 2017. The outgoing model cranks out 570 horsepower and 500 pound-feet from a twin-turbo, 4.8-liter V-8, so it’s safe to assume that the updated version will deliver close to 600 horses. Expect this SUV to hit 60 mph from a standing start in 3.6 seconds, on its way to a top speed of almost 180 mph. Yup, still not as powerful and fast as the Urus Performante is expect to be. But not as expensive either with a sticker set at $161,600.

Read our full review of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

Bentley Bentayga Speed


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The Bentley Bentayga became the fastest, most luxurious, and most expensive SUV when it was launched at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s still the most expansive since it costs more than the Urus, but it’s no longer the fastest. But this may change when Bentley launches the Speed version. While a Supersports variant isn’t very likely, the Speed is definitely in the books, and even though it won’t have the aerodynamics and aggressive looks of the Urus Performante, it will have plenty of power under the hood. The 6.0-liter W-12, rated at 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque in the standard model, will generate at least 650 horses and 700 pound-feet with the “Speed” badge. It probably won’t be as quick as the Urus since the regular version needs four seconds to hit 60 mph and I don’t expect top speed to surpass the 190-mph mark. The regular Bentayga tops out at 187 mph. Pricing-wise, the Bentayga Speed is expected to fetch around $260,000 before options, making it the most expensive rig in this comparison.

Read our speculative story on the 2019 Bentley Bentayga Speed.

Conclusion


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While it’s not the first performance SUV on the market, the Lamborghini Urus reshapes the segment through its extreme output and performance. The Urus Performante will take things up a notch with a lighter curb weight, a more powerful drivetrain, and a chassis set up for optimum track performance. It’s obviously too early to draw a conclusion here, but unless Ferrari and McLaren decide to jump on the SUV bandwagon, the Urus Performante will probably rule the high-performance crossover market for many years to come.

  • Leave it
    • Just a rumor for now
    • Highly expensive

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Urus Concept.


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Read our full review on the 1986-1993 Lamborghini LM002.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Urus Hybrid Could Generate 700 Horsepower!

The Lamborghini Urus, the company’s first SUV since 1993, was just unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the automotive world is already talking about future versions of the vehicle. A hybrid model has been in the rumor mill for at least a year now, but a new report claims that an electrified version of the Urus could arrive before the end of the decade. Its drivetrain is obviously a mystery at this point, but word has it that the plug-in hybrid could borrow its drivetrain from the Porsche Panamera. With the Urus using the same underpinnings as the sedan, this move would make a lot of sense, but the big deal here is that the Urus PHEV will probably end up being more powerful than the gasoline-only version.

Specifically, the range-topping Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which pairs a turbocharged, 4.0-liter, V-8 and an electric motor, comes with a whopping 680 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of twist on tap. That’s 30 horses more than the Urus. And, knowing Lambo, it may want a bit more power, so a 700-horsepower rating is very likely. The extra oomph will make the hybrid quicker than the standard model by at least two tenths, if not more. On top of that, it will return better fuel economy and gain the ability to run on electricity alone, albeit for less than 40 miles. Emissions will drop too, which will make the Urus a bit more affordable in China, one of Lambo’s most important markets.

There’s no specific word as to when the Urus plug-in hybrid may arrive, but with the Panamera’s drivetrain already available, it could happen as soon as late 2018.

References

Lamborghini Urus


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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.


2012 Lamborghini Urus - image 451044

Read our full review on the Lamborghini Urus Concept.


1986 - 1993 Lamborghini LM002 - image 737272

Read our full review on the 1986-1993 Lamborghini LM002.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Urus Hybrid Could Generate 700 Horsepower!

The Lamborghini Urus, the company’s first SUV since 1993, was just unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the automotive world is already talking about future versions of the vehicle. A hybrid model has been in the rumor mill for at least a year now, but a new report claims that an electrified version of the Urus could arrive before the end of the decade. Its drivetrain is obviously a mystery at this point, but word has it that the plug-in hybrid could borrow its drivetrain from the Porsche Panamera. With the Urus using the same underpinnings as the sedan, this move would make a lot of sense, but the big deal here is that the Urus PHEV will probably end up being more powerful than the gasoline-only version.

Specifically, the range-topping Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which pairs a turbocharged, 4.0-liter, V-8 and an electric motor, comes with a whopping 680 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of twist on tap. That’s 30 horses more than the Urus. And, knowing Lambo, it may want a bit more power, so a 700-horsepower rating is very likely. The extra oomph will make the hybrid quicker than the standard model by at least two tenths, if not more. On top of that, it will return better fuel economy and gain the ability to run on electricity alone, albeit for less than 40 miles. Emissions will drop too, which will make the Urus a bit more affordable in China, one of Lambo’s most important markets.

There’s no specific word as to when the Urus plug-in hybrid may arrive, but with the Panamera’s drivetrain already available, it could happen as soon as late 2018.

References

Lamborghini Urus


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1967 Ford Mustang 2 door 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Bullit Clone
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1970 Chevrolet C-10 custom 1970 Chevy K10 4x4 3 Door Suburban Fully Restored New
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 350 4-speed Convertible
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1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1955 Chevy Milk Truck
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1969 Ford Mustang Custom ORIGINAL AGENT 47 “HARBINGER” Prototype Trans Am Style Resto Mod SEMA Muscle Car
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1972 Chevrolet C10 1972 Chevy C10 Cheynne Z84 350 Factory AC Power Steering Power Disc Brake
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS Texas Direct Auto 2018 SS Used 6.2L V8 16V Automatic RWD Coupe Bose OnStar
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1972 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe 1972 Chevrolet Camaro
$11,400.00 (37 Bids)
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS Texas Direct Auto 2018 SS Used 6.2L V8 16V Manual RWD Coupe Bose OnStar Premium
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1986 Chevrolet C-10 base runs great straight body with a little rust
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1972 Chevrolet C10 1972 Chevy C10 Pick Up Frame Off RESTO 350 Vintage AC PS PDB 350Trans
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1989 Chevrolet Other Pickups silverado 1989 Chevrolet Silverado
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1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone Built 289 Tremec 5 Speed Power RackPinon
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1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 1969 MACH MACH 1 S CODE
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1941 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1941 Chevrolet 12-Ton Pickup
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2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 2011 Ford F150 4x4 SVT Raptor Pickup Truck Used 6.2L V8 16V Automatic 4WD
$12,600.00 (25 Bids)
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1969 Chevrolet C-10 1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup SWB
$9,702.00 (12 Bids)
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