THE 190-MPH LAMBORGHINI URUS IS FINALLY HERE, AND IT'S OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUV

As exotic carmakers like Lamborghini and Aston Martin rush into the crossover SUV market to stabilize their finances with the vehicles sought by today’s buyers, their challenge is to retain the genuine character of the cars on which their brands are built.
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Lamborghini seems to have passed that test in terms of providing the superlative performance expected from machines bearing the Raging Bull badge, with the long-awaited Urus boasting a 190-mph top speed, 3.5-second 0-60 mph acceleration and 650 horsepower.
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There is an intelligent, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system that contributes as much to the Urus’s capabilities on the Nürburgring circuit as on the equally legendary Rubicon Trail. The system normally sends 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels, but it can increase that to as much as 87 percent for true rear-drive dynamic handling feel.
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“It is a true Lamborghini in terms of design, performance, driving dynamics and emotion as well as drivable every day in a range of environments," stated Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini chairman and CEO. 
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"The Urus fits perfectly within the Lamborghini family as a high performance car. It is the culmination of intensive development and passionate skill to create a new breed of bull: a Super SUV that transcends the boundaries of expectations and opens the door to new possibilities, for both our brand and our customers."
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The Urus shares its chassis underpinnings with corporate cousins, the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga. This hardware hides beneath moderately aggressive sheetmetal that is a step back from Lamborghini’s usual in-your-face styling. 
This is no surprise, considering that customers won’t be buying racetrack fantasy supercars, but grocery-getting SUVs, so their tastes are apt to be more conservative. 
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However, one way brands can differentiate vehicles that share chassis parts is to use brand-specific engines. When the brand in question is famous for its V12 and V10 engines, the excellent 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine seems mildly disappointing.
There’s nothing wrong with the engine, as we saw in our Caynenne drive. But it seems like a Raging Bull deserves its own V10 under the hood. We’ll surely feel better about the V8 once we slide behind the wheel of the Urus.
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Lamborghini did find one area where it could stand apart with the Urus and that is by providing monstrous wheels directly from the factory. The base wheels are 21 inches in diameter, with optional 23-inch wheels available, which should provide an imposing stance curbside.
Base price for the Urus, which will arrive in early 2018, is $200,000.
THE 190-MPH LAMBORGHINI URUS IS FINALLY HERE, AND IT'S OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUV THE 190-MPH LAMBORGHINI URUS IS FINALLY HERE, AND IT'S OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUV Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 23:31:00 Rating: 5