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Lamborghini Urus SUV May Get Superveloce Version

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/22/2015 Megan Stewart
Lamborghini Urus SUV May Get Superveloce Version

After years of on again off again speculation, we recently learned that Lamborghini officially cleared the Urus concept for production. Now more details about the new SUV are coming to light, including the possibility of a Superveloce version.

The Lamborghini Urus will be underpinned by the same Volkswagen Group MLB chassis as the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga, with pricing expected to start around $235,000. Engine details have yet to be announced, but we’re 99 percent sure the production model will be powered by a version of the Audi twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 currently under the hood of the new S6, S7, and S8 and the Bentley Continental. Unlike Audi or Bentley, Lamborghini will pair the V-8 with an electric motor, and expected hybrid power output is over 600 hp.

While testing is still underway, Lamborghini has claimed that the new Urus will be the fastest-accelerating production SUV period, beating out things like the BMW X6 M and Land Rover’s Ranger Rover Sport SVR. Figure a 0-60 time under 4 seconds and a top speed of around 186 mph. But power wasn't the only focus when producing the Urus. Lamborghini engineering boss Maurizio Reggiani said during the SUV's initial reveal in 2012 that, "The Urus will beat all comparable competitors when it comes to CO2 emissions," and that it would be, "considerably lighter than its competitors."

Lamborghini is thought to have several versions of the Urus SUV in the works, including a Superveloce model. Also under consideration is a luxury model that only seats four. "All options are possible and we will work on evaluating them in the run-up to launch. If our customers want to see something, we'll do our best to meet their needs," Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar. However, until the launch of the Urus SUV, Lamborghini has decided to hold off on any plans for the 900-hp Asterion concept.

Source: Autocar

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