There’s a sure section of fellows that can bemoan the Urus, Lamborghini’s ultraluxe SUV. For a model recognized for supercharged testosterone, isn’t the concept of a four-seat, all-wheel-drive household hauler a bit too sensible—what occurred to the corporate set to out-alpha all of them?
In reality, that is Lamborghini’s second swing at an SUV, after the brutish LM002 (1986–1993). That machine was outfitted with a V12 engine, from the scissor-doored Countach you taped to the bed room wall, and was, maybe, forward of its time. However the Urus is most undoubtedly of ours: It enters a burgeoning market with competitors from Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and, in just a few years, Ferrari. The Lambo additionally displays the de rigueur high quality of our automotive second: a platform shared with Volkswagen Group model brethren just like the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q8.
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That mentioned, the Urus is its personal animal, stuffed with angular exuberance. Nobody ought to mistake it for something however a Lamborghini, a certain wager when you sit in one of many 4 baseball-mitt-leather thrones inside, surrounded by a hexagonal metallic motif that appears ripped from some robotic house beehive. The inside nearly feels extra unique than the model’s two-seaters, however with house to maneuver and a legit trunk.
To fireplace issues up, you flip a purple hexagonal guard, use an F-22-worthy lever to pick out a drive mode (from monitor to snow, written in Italian), and presto—you and the children are launched into the HOV lane. What the Urus’ four-liter, 641-horsepower V8 lacks in eardrum-pleasing pyrotechnics, it makes up for with a wallop of torque. A part of the cognitive load of driving the factor is holding it out of triple digits. Fortunately, 17-inch brake rotors and a spiffy torque- vectoring system serve to tidy up your driving (and urges).
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However does it SUV? Sure, as we discovered on a bushy, slim, icy street close to Snowmass, Colorado. In snow mode, with hill descent management on, the Urus can sure-footedly edge itself out of locations the place a $200,000 machine shouldn’t go, stress-free. Each on and off the freeway, the Urus has a way of preternatural calm, a reservoir of potential on the prepared. Maybe it’s an alpha in spite of everything.