The Lamborghini Urus Is The Fastest Production SUV In The World

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You're looking at an SUV that can set lap times as fast as the Lamborghini Huracan.

At this point, Lamborghini won’t have many details left to surprise us when it reveals the highly anticipated Urus SUV next month. We already know what it looks like thanks to an accidental leak in a recent trailer. We also know it will have a plethora of new off-road driving modes allowing it to tackle snow and sand. The automaker has already confirmed it will be powered by a bespoke twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 delivering a hefty 650 horsepower. But now thanks to an early review of a prototype by Automobile Magazine, we know its performance specifications.

Lamborghini describes the Urus as a super SUV and now we know why – this really is an SUV with supercar performance. To put it simply, the Lamborghini Urus is the fastest production SUV in the world, beating the Bentley Bentayga. According to the publication, the official specifications of the Urus claim it will do 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds, but a 3.35 second sprint time was achieved with launch control while testing the SUV at the Nardo racing circuit in Italy. Top speed is also said to be over 188 mph. For comparison, the Bentley Bentayga, which previously held the title as the world’s fastest production SUV, has 600 hp on tap resulting in a 0-62 mph time of four seconds and a 187 mph top speed.

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“On the handling circuit the Urus is every bit as fast as the Huracan,” Automobile Magazine said based on the lap times it set at the circuit. Not bad for an SUV that weighs over 4,400 pounds (1,996 kg). Automobile Magazine also confirmed that the Urus will be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces around 650 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic that sends power to an all-wheel drive system that utilizes a Torsen center differential and a locking rear differential. With these specifications, it's looking more likely that the Lamborghini Urus will set a new Nurburgring SUV lap record.

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