The Bentley Bentayga is billed as the fastest and most powerful SUV ever, but that will likely change once the Lamborghini Urus arrives.
Volkswagen AG, the automaker behind both the Bentayga and Urus, is at war with itself, a war it will win. In an interview with , Lamborghini R&D Chief Maurizio Reggiani revealed that the Urus will be a “sub-four-second SUV,” meaning it will sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in the 3 second range.
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Thanks to the liberal use of carbon fiber and aluminum components, Lamborghini’s super-duper SUV will be lighter than not only the Bentayga but also the Cayenne (also a Volkswagen Group product), despite being built on a similar platform as the former.
Official figures have not been released but for a point of reference, the Bentayga weighs approximately 5,340lbs (2,422 kg), while the Cayenne tips the scale at 4,927lbs (2,235 kg).
The Urus will be engineered with an emphasis on performance over luxury and source its power from a reworked version of Audi’s twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 that produces around 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft. of torque.
All that power combined with a lighter body means better straight line acceleration, better handling and better overall track performance than the Cayenne and especially the Bentayga.
Expect nothing less from Lamborghini…