Amazement is definitely what a 2019 Lamborghini Urus does best. Lambos drop lips, dilate pupils, encourage goosebumps, and knock frontal lobes back into the parietal lobes. They are impractical, intemperate, difficult to see out of, and get silly hot inside, but, darn, look at and tune in to them. Today here is the new 2019 Urus, the first Lamborghini that does none of those things.
Just as a business proposal, the Urus was unavoidable. The market is obsessed with SUVs, and ignoring that and the profits that choose it is a system for permanent market marginalization. Lamborghini needs a crossover to anchor their cash flow, secure sales, and recruit new clients who may need an Aventador or a Huracán but who need a vehicle that functions as a daily driver. If 2019 Lamborghini Urus sells the 3500-plus Uruses it wants to annually, that efficiently doubles the company’s sales. May accomplishment destroy Lamborghini?
2019 Lamborghini Urus Interior
Hexagons dominate the Urus’s dash with aviation-style controls. Does the start key actually need to be under a red switch cover? And the shifter is a big handle that simulates a jet’s throttle and is framed by smaller Tamburo levers for selecting Anima methods on the left and Ego controls on the right. Think of it as Jungian on the left and Freudian on the right.
A lot of the interior is natural exotic-car theater, but it’s from the driver’s chair that the Urus thinks most like other 2019 Lamborghini Urus. Yeah, you are sitting straight and somewhat large, but it’s simple to hang one’s shock and pretend that the engine isn’t in the wrong place and that there aren’t three too many apertures. Surrounded in contrast-stitched microsuede and carbon fiber, it’s as much X-Wing fighter as family hauler.
2019 Lamborghini Urus Exterior
What the VW Group gene pool allows, additionally it takes away. The Urus uses the same large-SUV platform used for Audi’s Q7 and impending Q8, the Bentley Bentayga, and the Porsche Cayenne. In the universe of SUV engineering there is nothing wrong with VW’s MLB Evo platform, but it is engineered mostly to Audi’s tastes, with the engine hanging out forward of the front axle line. Beyond the obvious weight-bias problems, it necessitates a blunter nose than probably even the Euro-market regulations could have required and structural difficult factors that are more blocky than sleek.
The Urus’s body shell is built at the same place in Bratislava, Slovakia, where the Q7 and the Cayenne are assembled, and then it’s shipped to 2019 Lamborghini Urus new Urus construction line in Sant’Agata, Italy, having its largely aluminum epidermis presently painted. From there, Lamborghini confident people, everything is assembled yourself by true humans. The robots at the facility shift pieces to various workstations.
2019 Lamborghini Urus Engine
The Urus is the first V-8–driven Lambo since the Jalpa left creation in 1988. But while the Jalpa’s 255-hp 3.5-liter V-8 was an independent 2019 Lamborghini Urus design, the Urus is a product of the Volkswagen Group and leverages the assets of the massive corporation. So the Urus’s engine is a 641-hp edition of the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 used in high-end Audis, some Bentleys, and the Porsche Panamera. Lamborghini vaguely statements that demon adjustments including specific cylinder heads have been applied, but the V-8 is assembled at a Volkswagen place in Hungary and shipped to Lamborghini as a complete unit.
It’s not as charismatic as the Huracán’s V-10 or as intimidating as the Aventador’s V-12, but the hungry Hungarian V-8 under the Urus’s hood defines the vehicle’s character. Lamborghini has fixed it having an fatigue system that burbles with menace actually at idle and snarls ferociously under load as it approaches their 6750-rpm redline. The twin-scroll turbos between the cylinder banks endow it with low-end beat unlike any previous Lamborghini’s engine (they’ve all been obviously aspirated till now). There’s 627 lb-ft of torque between 2250 and 4500 rpm—and lots below and over these points—so the eight-cylinder endows the Urus with a responsive muscularity that’s as mesmerizing as a 2019 Lamborghini Urus engine should be. Though it grunts unlike any previous Lambo engine.