Given its provenance, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the all-new Lamborghini Urus is an absolute performance animal capable of things once reserved to expensive two-door supercars.
Even so, the crew over at Car and Driver recently had the opportunity to performance test the super-SUV and were able to achieve some incredible things. The figures confirm that the Uber is just as potent as we’d imagined – and then some.
During Car and Driver’s tests, the Italian SUV was able to rocket to 30 mph (48 km/h) in a staggering 1.3 seconds, 40 mph (64 km/h) in 1.8 seconds, 50 mph (80 km/h) in 2.4 seconds and 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 3.2 seconds. The Urus then goes on to hit 100 mph (160 km/h) in a staggering 7.6 seconds, exactly the same time needed for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat to reach the same mark (as the graph from Reddit below shows).
When placed on an open drag strip, the Urus ran the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds at 121 mph (194 km/h), making it quite comfortably the quickest SUV tested by Car and Driver, beating out the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB and Maserati Levante GTS, none of which dipped below the 12-second mark during testing.
It’s not just in a straight line where the Urus proves itself. While its roadholding was being tested on a 300-foot skid pad, it was able to record 1.02 g, a figure generally reserved for supercars such as the Audi R8 V10 Plus.
The Urus is also quite capable when the huge brakes are applied. In fact, it can brake from 70 mph (112 km/h) to a standstill in 149 feet, despite tipping the scales at a hefty 5314 lbs (2410 kg).
Now, what else might Lambo’s SUV need to conquer? Let’s see… the infamous, and headline-making, Nurburgring track, perhaps?