THE Lamborghini Urus was named the 2019 Robb Report Car of the Year. In a statement Lamborghini Manila quoted the American luxury-lifestyle publication as saying the super SUV is a “class-defying breed.”
“The Lamborghini Urus is a model that was born out of Lamborghini’s vision to continually defy boundaries and, with it, the desire to create the world’s first super SUV. We are very proud to bring this groundbreaking car to the Philippines,” said Lamborghini Manila president Roberto T. Coyiuto III during the model’s local introduction in November last year.
The Urus is powered by a 4.0 liter V8 engine with two turbochargers delivering 650hp at 6,000rpm and 850Nm from as low as 2,250rpm. With an output ratio of 162.7 horsepower-per-liter, Lamborghini said the Urus claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class, as well as weight-to-power ratio of 3.38 kilogram-per-horsepower. The factory noted the car can accelerate from rest to 100kph in 3.6 seconds, to 200kph in 12.8 seconds, and to a top speed of 305kph.
The Urus is marked by signature Lamborghini details and shapes, such as “Y” and hexagon elements on the hood and the engine bay cover. Lamborghini said the vehicle’s proportions are unique because it is the lowest SUV in its class, and also because its design was inspired by the Lamborghini LM002 built from 1986 to 1993. The car maker cited in particular the Urus’s “power dome,” which identifies the position of the engine. It added the model’s frameless doors recall the iconic Lamborghinis built by Marcello Gandini from the 1960s to the 1990s.
The cabin of the Urus follows the car’s aeronautic design, with three TFT screens dedicated to the instruments, infotainment and convenience functions. The dashboard architecture also follows the “Y” theme while the seats and other panels can be customized to be elegant or sporty through a selection of colors and materials, including leather, Alcantara, wood, aluminum or carbon-fiber. Lamborghini said the Urus has the most options available to any Lamborghini.