Lamborghini Urus Signature review
When you hear the name Lamborghini, you immediately think high-performance sports cars. Super-fast, aerodynamic, low-profile, luxurious and exorbitantly priced sports car. You don’t think sports utility vehicle (SUV), until now.
Aside from low-profile, the Lamborghini Urus is all that, and more. It’s a five-door, eight-speed automatic gearbox Super SUV that’s been designed for the luxury segment. Our raging bull is equipped with a multitude of modern gadgets including a touch screen that utilises haptic technology and a range of driver displays and telemetry.
A luxury SUV
The Urus is so versatile, there are half a dozen different preset driving options to suit all types of terrain and conditions – three for on-road, three for off-road. The default mode is ‘Strada’, ideal for getting around town, but shift to ‘Sport’ or ‘Corsa’ to open up the exhaust and generate a louder, throatier engine sound. If you don’t like those options, you can tailor the grip, suspension and responsiveness.
The Urus is more than 800 kilograms heavier than its Lamborghini sibling, the super sleek, two-door V10 Huracán Evo. Being infused with Lamborghini DNA, as you’d expect, the Urus can move. It has a 4.0-litre, V8 twin-turbo engine that delivers 650 hp at 6,000 rpm and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. That’s just 0.7 seconds slower than the Huracán.
Whats on the inside
In the cockpit, it is light and effortless to drive – a surprise for an SUV that’s 2.2 tonnes and 5.1 metres in length. The Urus sits high on the road and offers plenty more clearance than you’ll find on the Huracán, making it a practical vehicle for negotiating city streets.
In the cabin, the quality of craftsmanship that went into the engine’s design carries through to the interior. The same Giallo Auge (yellow) colour of our test vehicle’s exterior is woven into stitching of the leather seating, door panels, steering wheel and head rests.
Our Urus has a suite of luxuries including cooling and heating and massage functions in the front seats.
Among the other ‘extras’ fitted to the interior include the $1,237 floor-mats, $4,949 night-vision accessory and the mind-blowing, 21-speaker, $11,665 Bang & Olufsen audio system.
The back row has ample legroom, plenty of headroom and its own control panel to adjust the comfort seating. In the roomy rear, there is 616 litres of cargo space. The Urus pro
The Urus provides an ultra-comfortable driving experience that is as much at home on city streets as it is on twisting arterial roads and wide-open motorways.
So, how has the market reacted to the Urus? Well, for the first six months of 2019, Lamborghini delivered close to 2,700 Super SUVs worldwide, accounting for more than 40% of all Lamborghini deliveries. Enough said.
Base price: AUD$390,000
Reviewed by Guy Dundas