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Lamborghini Urus SUV Makes 650 Horsepower

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New Lamborghini Urus SUV

The Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini first SUV in a very long time, has been confirmed to produce 650 horsepower.

The production model of the Urus has yet to be revealed (it will debut by the end of 2017), but we also know that those horses will come from a V8 twin-turbocharged engine.

Slated to go on sale first in Europe in the second quarter of 2018, the Urus will cost around 200,000 euros. Sales in the United States will follow in the third quarter of 2018 with a price tag of below $200,000 before taking in to account the gas guzzler tax.

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali told in an interview that the Urus lineup will be joined by a plug-in hybrid version a year after the standard model goes on sale. In other words, sometime in 2019.

The company will build 1,000 units of the super SUV in 2018 (alongside the Huracan and Aventador supercars) and 3,500 annually starting in 2019, though production could grow if demand is higher.

Lamborghini sold about 3,500 supercars in 2016, so the Urus is expected to double its overall sales volume.

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The Lamborghini Urus Super SUV Has Arrived, And It’s Insane

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Lamborghini Urus super SUV, front angle

Lamborghini’s super SUV, the Urus, is finally here, and it’s a true Raging Bull with performance and driving dynamics matching that of Lamborghini’s regular supercars.

Previewed by the Urus concept years back, the production Urus looks like, well, an Aventador on stilts and turned out better than we expected, delivering aggressive and sporty proportions for an SUV.

The interior design is also a balance of sportiness and luxury and is available with a plethora of premiums features such as a choice of 12- or 18-way adjustable front seats with ventilation and massage.

Sharing platforms with the Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne, the Urus is powered by a front-mounted, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 — Lamborghini’s first-ever turbo engine — that cranks 650 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 630 pound-feet of torque at just 2,250 rpm.

That power is divided between all four wheels by a torque-vectoring drivetrain with a 40/60 rear bias that can be dynamically shifted 70-percent to the front or 87-percent rear.

As expected, the Urus is very fast for an SUV, accelerating from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds, a tenth of a second quicker than Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo, before reaching a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h). It’s the fastest prediction SUV ever made.

The chassis as designed with driving dynamics and passenger comfort in mind, promising an enjoyable ride for every occupant. Adaptive air suspension allows the driver to raise the ride height, while rear-wheel steering helps deliver more precise handling.

Stopping power is provided by carbon-ceramic brakes that bring the performance ‘ute to a stop from 62 mph in less than 111 feet.

Deliveries begin in spring 2018, with pricing in the United States stating at $200,000.

As an SUV, the Lamborghini Urus is considered an abomination by those who think Lamborghini should only make traditional supercars. However, it’s actually not Lamborghini’s first-ever SUV. That title goes to the LM002 of late 1980s, and that Lambo was and truly remains an aberration!

So, what do you think about the Lamborghini Urus? Is it what you expected?

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Guess Who Got A Lamborghini Huracan? The Pope!

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Pope Lamborghini Huracán Supercar

As the “holiest of holy men”, Pope Francis has been living big and is often the recipient of some rather lavish gifts. Lamborghini for one gave him a brand-new, custom-designed Huracán LP 580-2 supercar!

Finished in Monocerus White with Tiberio Yellow accents all around — the official colors of the Vatican — the rear-wheel drive, 580-horsepower Huracán was handed over to the Pope in a special ceremony held in Vatican City.

Someone of such stature doesn’t much use for an Italian supercar, not to mention Vatican City is far too small and crowded for crazy speeds and drifting. He appears very content with his 1984 Renault 4 anyways.

Instead, Pope Francis sent his Lamborghini Huracan to be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to three sperate charities.

A base price of approximately $200,000 makes the Huracán 580-2 the most affordable Lamborghini. However, the fact that this example has been signed and blessed by the Pope has undoubtedly shot its value through the roof.

Still, just imagine driving on the Nurburgring and seeing Pope Francis speed by you in a Lamborghini…

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Lamborghini Goes Full-Electric With Terzo Millennio Concept

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept

The Lamborghini of today, with V12-powered supercars, is anything but eco-friendly, but that could change in the future. The company has unveiled the Terzo Millennio, its first full-electric concept car ever.

A collaborative effort between Lamborghini and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Terzo Millennio — means third millennium” in Italian — is so high-tech that it will be years before some of its technology actually shows up in a production model. It doesn’t use the typical battery pack that we see in today’s electric car, instead sourcing energy from supercapacitors and energy storage integrated into the carbon fiber body panels.

The supercapacitators provide rapid recharging capability and send electricity to four electric motors, one in each wheel for an all-wheel drive configuration. The layout frees designers from worrying about drawing a body that fits around a massive, mid-mounted 12-cylinder engine or a big, bulky battery pack, and that’s why the Terzo Millennio looks more futuristic than any Lamborghini to date, concept or otherwise.

The car’s entire body is made with smart composite materials that can hold electricity and detect small cracks, healing itself before those cracks become bigger cracks that comprise its structural rigidity. The chassis is manufactured using Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composites technology.

A virtual co-pilot shows the driver the fastest line around a track is the closest thing the Terzo Millennio offers in the way of autonomous technology.

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali stated:

“We are inspired by embracing what is impossible today to craft the realities of tomorrow: Lamborghini must always create the dreams of the next generation.”

Domenicali comments suggests that we won’t be seeing the Terzo Millennio anytime soon. However, it could inspire the design of the Aventador’s successor, which is expected to arrive before 2020.

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