Yes, Lamborghini’s Urus Is An SUV, But Just Look At It Go On Track

Not that long ago, no one would have thought that an SUV could be as fast or exciting on the track as a sports car. Yet, here we are, with rides such as the Lamborghini Urus demonstrating just how awesome they are.

The Italian super SUV was recently set loose on the Hockenheim circuit for a fast lap. Pro racing driver Uwe Sener was behind the wheel and managed to squeeze just about everything from the Urus, crossing the finish line 1 minute and 57.1 seconds after setting off, as you can see in the video right below.

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Billed as a sports car with the functionality of an SUV, the Urus is the brand’s second high-riding vehicle after the rare LM002, which was produced until 1993. Unlike that one, however, which was designed as a military vehicle first and, when it wasn’t adopted, converted to a hardcore off-roader, the Urus is built with on-road handling and performance in mind.

Powering the Urus is the sole forced induction engine fitted to a current Lamborghini: a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that puts out 650 PS (641 hp / 478 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque.

The cutting-edge design, clever engineering, MLB Evo underpinnings and powerful engine have helped the Urus achieve performance worthy of a supercar. Naught to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 12.8 seconds and a 305 km/h (190 mph) top speed.

 

  • robotlogic

    It’s a $200,000+ SUV, one would hope it had talents other than making Costco runs.

  • Ben

    Why make an SUV that tries to be a car? No matter how fast or capable it is, it will always inherently be a bastardized version of what it is and what it wishes to be. In other words, its a bad sports car and bad SUV.

    • Bash

      It’s not an suv that tries to be a car, maybe it’s the other way around. Think about it an slightly elevated entry level sport car. Its cool the way it is as stand alone version without comparing it to anything else.

      • Ben

        In many ways, I think its the most truthful vehicle that people want. An amalgamation of characteristics that doesn’t coincide with a specific purpose, but still enjoyable on the street. The Urus checks off all the boxes of the buyer that wants everything, but nothing specialized:

        +Sporty
        +Fast
        +Looks sleek, exotic
        +Sounds great
        +Fun on Highway pulls

        But

        +Easy step in height
        +Doesn’t ride too low to the ground
        +Has lots of cargo room
        +Room for more than one passenger (baby seats)
        +Driving up a snowy driveway is no problem

        I’d have one if that’s what I were looking for, but I would’ve loved to see a second rendition of the LM002 instead. Oh well.

        • Bash

          100% agree with you man.

        • SteersUright

          I second the notion I would’ve loved to have seen a new LM002.

    • lagunas3ca

      Sales, that’s why.

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  • Blinka Bot

    I’m more interested to see it on the hills.

  • GobbleUp

    Kinda pointless

  • SteersUright

    Some shots from the outside would’ve been much better.

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