Is Lamborghini about to steal the LA Auto Show with something special?
Earlier this week, we shared the news that a new Lamborghini would be making its global debut at a private event in Los Angeles in just two weeks' time. Given the recent sightings of a hardcore Huracan testing at the Nurburgring, we surmised that the new model would likely be a Huracan Superleggera. Having had more time to digest the news and discuss the upcoming reveal, we now think the reveal could be a lot more interesting than that.
The high-performance luxury SUV market is hotting up, and while Geneva would make for a grander stage on which to showcase what will be Lamborghini’s most important model (in terms of sales at least), time is of the essence. Can Lamborghini really wait until 2018? Despite the Italian brand not being in attendance at the LA Auto Show, revealing the Lamborghini Urus the night before could ensure the model becomes the most talked about model here. Lamborghini wants the Urus to be a proper offroading SUV and will utilize a 600-hp V8 with twin turbos to ensure high torque levels at low rpm. The torque is expected to be so high in fact that a torque converter will be needed.
Yet, the Urus is also expected to attract more female buyers to the brand. That currently stands at 5 percent of customers, but a significantly larger proportion of the anticipated 3,500 units sold each year will be female buyers. We also know that Lamborghini is working on giving the Aventador a mid-cycle refresh, so we can’t rule that out. And another possibility is the Huracan LP580-2 Spyder, the droptop version of the rear-wheel baby Lambo. What do you guys think it will be? Let us know in the comments.