Lamborghini Hustles Urus Prototype Around The Green Hell

As the Lamborghini Urus edges closer to being revealed, a heavily-disguised prototype has been scooped at the world’s most fearsome racetrack, the Nurburgring.

The prototype was lapping the circuit at a relatively steady pace and along the small straight where the SUV was filmed, it does look and sound quite rapid. Despite the vehicle’s ongoing tests at the circuit, Lamborghini revealed a couple of months ago that it isn’t interested in setting a Nurburgring SUV lap record with the Urus and wants to ensure it offers impressive performance on the road as well more difficult, off-roading scenarios.

As with other prototypes recently snapped by our eagle-eyed spy photographers, this latest one has retained the same edgy exterior design as the original concept which, despite being five years old, still looks modern.

Alongside being Lamborghini’s first production SUV since the LM002, the Urus will also be its first model to use forced induction thanks to a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sourced from the Volkswagen Group. In the Urus, it will deliver about 650 hp and should be more than enough to give Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S owners a fright.

Our latest intel indicates European sales of the Urus will start later this year before production commences in 2018.


  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is right behind the corner…

    • europeon

      When I see comments like this I wonder what are people like you doing on a car site. The Stelvio QV is a cheap small SUV that happens to have a powerful engine, there is no point in comparing it to the Cayenne, Bentayga, Levante or Urus. It’s the same when kids that have no idea about cars except the top speed on the instrument dash, are trying to compare a hot hatch to a Rolls Royce or a Bentley – they all have four wheels, and that’s where the similarities end.

      • Carmelo Van Cabboi

        Heeeey man just chill!!! Take it easy, I never meant to write something personal. I really never meant to hurt you!!! And please just write more about your point of you because I’m very interested… and just to let you know: I was talking about performance nothing else.

        • europeon

          Talking about performance is useless. An Ariel Atom would obliterate them, and we’re talking about SUVs here.

          • Carmelo Van Cabboi

            We r talking about SUV:
            That is why I can say whatever I want and I don’t need to explain the why of my sentences. We r talking about SUV and there are not any reason to talk about atoms and other shit! As I told already just chill.

  • Zandit75

    The Lambo looked smoother and more stable than the Bentley!

  • Bash

    This is going to be a big huge cash cow for Lambo.. people in the gulf countries and north America will love it.