Lamborghini Urus Launched In SIngapore

BY Joel Tam

Launched in Europe last week, the Lamborghini Urus has made its way here in Singapore within a week, and all allocations for Singapore have been snapped up

Dubbed as a Super Sport Utility Vehicle, the Lamborghini Urus is powered by a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine with 650 hp and 850 Nm of torque. Revealed to Lamborghini owners on Sunday morning and to the media and guests today, the SUV looks aggressively gorgeous in the flesh.

The Urus, a name derived from wild ancestors of domestic bulls, accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12.8 seconds and will hit a top speed of 305 km/h. It is the fastest SUV available.

But it will also brake very well - deceleration from 100 km/h to 0 gets done in 33.7 m. These figures are courtesy of Carbon Ceramic Brakes that comes as standard. They are the largest and most powerful available, measuring 440 x 40 mm at the front and 370 x 30 mm at the rear!

Gear shifts are executed with an automatic eight-speed gearbox. The electrohydraulically controlled planetary gearbox is tuned to provide very short low gear ratios and longer high gears for a mix of a punchy starting ratio, and high speed at low engine revs for optimal fuel consumption and emissions.

The new SUV will of course have four-wheel drive and torque vectoring. A Torsen central self-locking differential provides control and agility in all driving conditions, even off-road, which Lamborghini claims this luxury-sports SUV can do. Torque is split 40/60 to the independent front/rear axle as standard, with a dynamic maximum torque of 70% to the front or 87% to the rear.

Weighing in at less than 2,200 kg, the Urus is reasonable light for a large SUV. The chassis is a blend of aluminum and steel, with frameless aluminum doors, torsional beams replacing a C-pillar, and cross-members in aluminum.

The Lamborghini hexagonal theme echoes throughout the interior, in elements such as air vents and door handles, and even in items such as the cup holders and air bag modules. A multi-function, three-spoke steering wheel incorporates a vibration damper to enhance comfort in all driving conditions. A fully-digital TFT display shows the Urus’ main information in an animated 3D representation that is also customizable by the driver.

A high-end Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D sound and 1,700 watt output can be specified, with 21 fully active speakers. Providing aural pleasure, aside from the already musical V8 soundtrack.

The Lamborghini Urus will retail for SGD$790,000. As we understand from Lamborghini personnel, all allocations for Singapore in 2018 have been sold out. With an overwhelming demand worldwide, production will likely go into overdrive to meet the needs of customers. So if you were intending to get one, it might be a long wait.