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Lamborghini enters the luxury SUV race

Posted on: May 6, 2018 by Tim McClare

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Renowned for its supercar status, Lamborghini is the latest brand to enter the luxury SUV market. Powered by a 478kW, twin-turbo V8 engine and hitting 100km/h in 3.6 seconds, the Urus is an SUV track aficionados can be proud of. Here are the specs to take note of.

Braking power

With 440mm front brake discs, the Urus has the biggest brakes of any production car, enabling it to stop its 2.2-tonne mass in 33.7 metres from a 100km/hr speed. At just over five metres long, it’s a beast on the streets, but thanks to all-wheel steering turning the back wheels 3 degrees in and out, it boasts a smaller turning circle than the Huracan sports car.

Adapted to every environment

Size notwithstanding, the design team has worked hard to keep the Urus’ centre of gravity as low as possible, and have added six drive settings, including street, snow, gravel and sand. Steering is as smooth as expected, and gear changes from the eight-speed box are effortless and bump free.

Creature comforts

Driver’s display, eight speakers, a dual screen infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and DVD player all come as standard. A whopping 616 litres of luggage space expands into 1596 litres while 12-way power-adjustable seats with heating and memory ensure a memorable front seat ride.

Buyers have a choice of exterior paints, interior colours and finishes and additional driver-assist tech like a 360-degree camera system, as well as alloy wheels ranging from 21 to 23 inches.

Prices and availability

Pricing kicks off at $390,000 before on-road costs, with the first Australian deliveries arriving in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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