When the Lamborghini Urus was first rumored many thought an SUV wearing the raging bull was just wrong. However, this isn’t the first time that the Italian performance car maker has made an off-road capable vehicle.
But before we talk about Lamborghini’s SUV history, you have to begin with one of their most famous supercars. In the mid-1970’s the Lamborghini Countach was the image of what a supercar should be. It had a mid-mounted V12, a futuristic angular body and it introduced the “Lambo” doors. Beyond this it could scare you to death with its out of the world performance.
The V12 engine in the supercar started at 3.9-liters and would grow all the way to 5.2-liters. Depending on the year power output would be as much as 455 horsepower. The top speed was claimed to be as much as 201 mph depending on the year.
Lamborghini entered the off-road space with the LM002. This car followed two prototypes, the Cheetah and the LM001. Both of these features rear mounted American sources V8s designed for military use. However, the production Lamborghini LM002 featured a V12 sourced from the Countach that sat in front. With only 328 produced, the rugged SUV is a rare vehicle.
For the Urus Lamborghini followed a similar formula. While the Urus does not get an engine from their current V12 supercar, the Aventador, it does get a 650 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 engine. That’s enough for the super-SUV to launch from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Yeah, that’s enough to make the kids get quite sick in the back. Flat out and the Lambo can hit a top speed of 190 mph.
Thanks to its front-engine all-wheel drive layout traction is not much of a problem when you decide to gun it. The Urus is based on the same platform as the Porsche Cayenne, which we know is pretty capable. If you have the cash then you can own the ultimate road vehicle to take the kids to soccer practice.
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