It features 650 hp, a 4.0-liter biturbo V8, and the sheet metal of the Batmobile Tumbler’s evil older brother. It’s the Lamborghini Urus, and it’s unlike just about any SUV ever created.
The vehicle certainly carries the design language of the company: aggressive, angular lines, tight folding edges, and trapezoids galore. What’s most interesting about the design isn’t the aesthetic details, but the proportion. The company still dropped in 4 doors onto the beast, but the coupe/fast back silhouette makes a statement about what this vehicle really is: a big, imposing road demon.
Nope, this won’t be going off-road, no matter how much the traditional idea of an SUV is forced into it.
In fact, the slope of the roof is damn near beautiful, notwithstanding the rest of the shapes it has to ground underneath it. The diving strikethrough is an Italian Lambo character line these days, but it also has a distinct German feel by forcing the vehicle forward and to the street, something that was common among Mercedes and Audi in the early 20-teens.
There’s a lot going on in the design, but it wouldn’t be a Lamborghini if it was subdued.
Surprisingly, the interior is a little more refined from what you might normally find in the brand. The hexagonal graphics are all in line, much more controlled than the exterior. The mix of the angles and the horizontal waterline make for a balanced topography.
The Urus is due next year, so start saving those pennies you had been putting away for an Aventador.