While it’s been reported that the new Lamborghini Urus will eventually be available as a PHEV, which powertrain it might adopt remains unknown.
However, AutoExpress explains that by using the same underpinnings as the Porsche Panamera on the Italian super SUV, it’s likely that the Urus will get the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and electric motor that power the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
In the latter, this recipe produces a combined output of 680PS (671hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft) of torque, taking it from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.4 seconds, and up to a top speed of 310km/h (193mph).
By comparison, the Urus currently makes 650PS (641hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft) of torque, and needs 3.6 sec for the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint, before tapping out at 305km/h (190mph).
Besides the obvious power boost offered by this new powertrain, as well as the small zero-emission range, the Lamborghini Urus PHEV will also see its CO2 emissions drop to some 70 g/km. This would give it a big advantage in various markets, and it will mark the beginning of a new era for Lamborghini, as this will be their first electrified model.