World’s fastest SUV from Lamborghini looks exactly like you think it would

Elizabeth Barry 5 December 2017 NEWS
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Source: Lamborghini

The Urus will be the first Lamborghini to sport a turbocharger and will reach speeds of up to 305 km/h.

Lamborghini has unveiled its own unique combination of sports car and functional SUV with the Urus. Lamborghini describes it as the world's first super sports utility vehicle and the fastest SUV in the world.

Before we talk design, let's look at the specs.

It packs a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that's able to push out 485kW of power and 850Nm of torque. As mentioned, it's the first Lamborghini to be turbocharged and it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. Weighing in at just under 2,200 kg, the Urus will have a class-leading power-to-weight ratio and will be stopped by carbon-ceramic brakes – the largest to be fitted on any production car.

What does all this mean? The Lamborghini Urus will be the fastest production SUV on the market. But due to its torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system deciding where power is going at any given moment, it promises to be comfortable and capable in off-road situations too.

As you can see, the car is impressive and people are excited, but the combination of Lamborghini's signature luxury style with an SUV's pragmatic leanings has left some people uneasy.

However, some people are on board with the crossover and even love the colour.

The car will be available in Australia in the second half of 2018 and will set you back about $550,000 before on-road costs.
Looking to compare other SUVs? Check out our comparison of medium-sized SUVs here and our comparison of hatchback vehicles here.

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