Saturday, May 12, 2018

Lamborghini Urus

Once upon a time, about three decades ago, Lamborghini shook the world by creating their first ever SUV dubbed the LM 002 and while purists call it a treason to Lamborghini's sports car heritage, its macho looks and offroad capability earned the nickname of "Lambo Rambo" because Sylvester Stallone has one. Fast forward to today and looks like Lamborghini's back in the SUV race with this...

2019 Lamborghini Urus
2019 Lamborghini Urus interior
Welcome to the Lamborghini Urus and to think that the car company, famed for their mad exotics and scissor doors, picked a ridiculously funny name for their SUV, the Urus is all business in the era of strongmen leaders and upscale SUVs dominating the world like wildfire. As a crossover that eluded the might of the establishment-based SUVs of today, the Urus promises to be as sporty as a sports car while promising utilitarian traits fit for their next trip to the country club and the ideal dynamics of what a vehicle should be.

Starting on the design, Lamborghini did a really good job turning a concept car into a real one, which is great, but more annoyingly, it still resembled of one of the Pikmin enemies that look like a ladybug with chicken legs and that's so horrid in person. Still, this is the Lamborghini way and they are proud of making their cars intimidating on the road and track and as for the interior; it's something Boss Madam wouldn't mind of. With rear seats present like its spiritual predecessor, the LM002, as well as some interior detailing straight outta sci-fi stuff, not to mention some space for your country club stuff, rest assured that little Boss Madam wouldn't get enough with the Urus' luxury car comforts especially at the hands of a driver who is too nuts to drive this one after work.

While the Urus is pretty much impressive inside while downright horrid on the outside, the performance will get you really noticed because while Lamborghini promised us that the Urus will behave like a Huracan on the modern world but what's underneath isn't a Lambo at all and since it's owned by Audi, the Urus is basically an Audi Q7 underneath and the engine that powers it is a sacrilege to traditionalists because the V engine bears a single digit number rather than two in the form of eight. It's a 4.0L V8 Twin Turbo engine shot from the Porsche Cayenne but modified to produce 650PS of power and 850Nm of torque. Mated to an 8-speed AT, the Urus does 0-100kph in 3.6 seconds and flatout, it will do 305kph, meaning at this speed, this 650PS Lamborghini SUV is enough to destroy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. You know, the one with the Hellcat engine on it? Maybe you get the facts right that the Urus will eat the Trackhawk like tiny little Pikmins at nightfall.

The SUV may have Lamborghini speed to eat the Trackhawk but what about dynamics? Ah, but Lamborghini's really prepared for the worst with the Urus because as an SUV, it wants to tackle all kinds of roads, be it tarmac, gravel, or snow, like its super cousins such as the Bentley Bentayga and the Porsche Cayenne, and with similar Lamborghini setups provided, the Urus comes prepared with offroad modes from its ANIMA called NEVE , TERRA and SABBIA. With modes like these, the Urus has a fitting take of being a multirole at any road conditions, which is great for your Sunday driving pleasure, and to make it more exciting on the road and track, its four-wheel drive system has been given torque vectoring and rear-wheel steering, not to mention carbon ceramic brakes for dramatic stopping power without all the drama.

It maybe not as sharp as an Aventador or a Huracan but for a sports utility vehicle, the Urus truly keeps its "sport" promise and you can really feel your senses tingling.

Yes, you might say that because the Lamborghini Urus is not a proper Lamborghini because it's basically an Audi Q7 underneath but while it's the least of the problems or the 168,852 Euro price tag, the biggest problem every Lamborghini fan should face is this; SAFETY & ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS. The Urus is the first Lamborghini to feature Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and while these safety features sound so wonderful on normal roads, it completely ruined the Lamborghini appeal that has been on the grip for speedo boys everywhere and it's starting to feel a bit sane right now.

Summing this car up, the Urus appeals speedo boys with its interior good enough for Boss Madam, the Trackhawk killer performance, and the dynamics that is way beyond SUV standards but what it doesn't appeal is its design derived from one of the Pikmin enemies, the pricing, and the ADAS that scared every single speedo boy in the world, not to mention the fact that it's not a real Lamborghini.

The Urus may not be a real Lamborghini underneath but in an era of strongmen leaders and modern SUVs, this could be the one we've been waiting for and such performance like this can make us very jealous. Very very jealous. Come on world, we want to get our hands on the Urus someday.

Photo: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

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