This is not the first time we see a prototype of the upcoming 2019 Lamborghini Urus, but it’s the first time we have a video. And not just any video, but the shot from Nürburgring. The amazing SUV moves so perfectly like it’s not the high-riding vehicle but the real high-performance sports car. However, this is no wonder at all because the carmaker packed one really outstanding powertrain under the hood of the gorgeous car.
No, the super-SUV won’t get 600-hp strong engine as we thought. Instead, Lamborghini tuned a 4.0-liiter twin-turbocharged V-8 to deliver up to 650 horsepower. Yep, these are official numbers revealed by Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali. But in case you think that this is all, you are terribly wrong. The manufacturer will also add a plug-in hybrid option. The drivetrain is already introduced with Porsche’s Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, so we know it combines a V8 twin-turbo with a single electric motor. The luxury sedan gets 680 hp and 626 pound-feet of torque from the system, but we think that Lambo’s first ever SUV would get at least 700 ponies.
The 2019 Lamborghini Urus will ride on the same MLB platform as the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga, but there some essential differences here. The carmaker decided to add significantly more carbon fiber that other two, making the SUV lighter and faster. Plus, even though it looks like road-only car, they are promising a proper off-road mode for snow and gravel. Still, don’t expect to go somewhere where goes the Wrangler…
Although we were pretty sure that the production model won’t look too different from the concept, the latest prototype shows a totally different front-end styling. As you can see, the 2019 Urus sports totally redesigned grille and headlights, while the new fenders don’t look as bulky as the concept’s.
The carmaker hasn’t set the price of the super-SUV, but we are sure it’s going to start below $200,000. Still, if you have this money, you will have to wait until the fall of next year, because then the carmaker plans to hit the North American showrooms.