Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Victor A
The Lamborghini Urus is among the most radical SUVs in the world. The Lambo features supercar specs, with an engine unit that produces enormous horsepower numbers, as well as being one of the SUVs with the highest top speed you can find while maintaining a weight below most of its competitors. However, all of this awesomeness comes with a price, as you might imagine, the Lambo’s MSRP cost is quite high. If you want to find out everything about the Urus, continue reading.
Lambo Urus Engine and Specs: Horsepower, Acceleration, Top Speed, and Weight
The Urus packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Lamborghini presented the Urus back in 2017, many Lambo fans, criticized the decision of using a V8 as the company had accustomed us to their naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines.
Nevertheless, this V8 engine is no joke, as it comes from Audi, and the Volkswagen group uses it in some of its most powerful cars like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Bentley Continental V8, Audi RSQ8, and many others.
This engine can put down 650 hp and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque, and for a while, it made the Urus the most powerful SUV in the world.
The Lambo is also very quick as it can speed up from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 3,2 seconds and it can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3,6 seconds; those are supercar numbers that only the best performance SUVs can achieve.
And for the top speed, the Urus is only beaten by the latest Bentley Bentayga Speed, its direct rival in the SUV segment. While the Lambo can reach a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h), the Bentayga Speed beats it by one km/h, reaching 306 km/h.
Lambo Urus Features
Among the many features that the Lambo offers, one of its main selling points is its seven drive modes: Strada, Sport, Corsa, Neve, Terra, and Sabbia, and a custom mode called EGO.
The Strada, Sport, and Corsa modes make driving in the street more fun and improve the driving dynamics to make the SUV more sporty.
While the Neve, Terra, and Sabia modes mostly focus on off-roading or harsh conditions, as Neve means snow, Terra means land, and Sabbia means sand. These modes will raise the chassis, improving ground clearance, and making the car more capable.
For the infotainment system, Lamborghini has made available the use of voice commands and everything integrates well with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Urus comes with a standard 8-speaker sound system, with the availability of a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system.
How much does the Lambo Urus cost? US MSRP and European Price
Lamborghini’s are mainly known for two things, for being very fast, and for having steep prices, and as you’ve seen, the Urus meets the first, and of course, it meets the second one as well.
In the US the Lambo Urus starts at an MSRP price of around $218,000, however, once you start adding options you can easily add over $50,000 more.
While in the UK, the Urus starts at £170,000 and in Europe, you will have to spend at least 230,000€.
The Urus is one of the most expensive SUVs in the market, yet, it’s the most affordable Lamborghini. It’s also the best-selling Lamborghini car in the line-up, to put things into perspective; this 2021 Lamborghini broke its sales records, they delivered 4853 cars in the first six months of the year, and 2796 were Urus deliveries.
The Facelifted 2022 Lamborghini Urus is coming
For the past year, countless spy shots have appeared showing how the Italian marque has been testing the facelifted Urus in a camouflaged form, we believe the interior will get a slight improvement, the exterior design will get some upgrades and a more modern look but the biggest changes will likely happen in the engine, where it will experience an important power boost to get ready to face the upcoming Ferrari SUV.
The Urus is already over three years old, and while its main competitors, the Bentayga, the Cayenne, etc. have experienced facelifts, the Urus has remained the same, except for the addition of some special editions like the Urus Pearl Capsule or the Urus Graphite Package, which mostly only added new exclusive colors.
But don’t get us wrong, the Urus is aging pretty well, like most Lamborghinis. It still looks actual, yet, competition in the high-end SUV market is getting more fierce, as the new Bentayga Speed continued improving, the recently released Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT has set a new lap record in the Nürburgring, and BMW just unveiled the all-new XM.
Based on the frequencies that spy shots have found for the Urus mules, we think it might launch in the Q3 of 2021.
The Ferrari SUV, the Purosangue is close
The Ferrari Purosangue is the Urus biggest threat, it’s expected to have a similar price as the Lambo, and to pack even more power, it will likely become the new king of the segment. It’s expected to launch at the end of 2021 or during 2022 as we’ve seen test mules for a while and it seems like development is quite advanced already.
There’s not much information about this SUV, as Ferrari likes to keep things confidential. However we’ve seen the test mules based on what seems like a Maserati Levante prototype, but with even a lower ground clearance. Also, a spotter recorded the car sound a few months ago, and seems like the car might pack a V12, making it a strong advantage over the Urus.
Depending on what Ferrari brings to the table Lamborghini will have two choices, one would be to release a facelifted Urus with major improvements, especially in the powertrain, while the other would be to develop a radical Lamborghini Urus Evo with even a sportier design, and packing enough power to beat the Purosangue.
Whatever happens, we can’t wait to see what this new rivalry produces, it’s clear that a new level of performance is about to happen in the SUV segment.