14th Dec 2018

For those of you who are regular reader’s (and for the rest that aren’t), earlier this year, in August to be precise, our ‘EV Stig’ travelled down to Lamborghini Pangbourne to test out their new Lamborghini Urus. Well, we actually have some very exciting news regarding Lamborghini’s latest SUV, but before we unveil our secret, let us remind you of some of it’s key stats…

The Urus follows on from Lamborghini’s first attempt at an SUV, the monstrous LM002 of the late 1980’s and 1990’s. Where that was a limited edition run of only 328 cars, although very large ones at that, the Urus is a fully fledged Lamborghini production SUV. However, we do need to make a slight correction, as there is far more to this new SUV than just that. The Sant’Agata based supercar manufacturer are calling the Urus a ‘Super Sports SUV’ or SSUV. This is due to its aesthetic and handling dynamism and outright performance. It’s powered by an engine that currently isn’t found anywhere else in the Lamborghini line-up, a bi-turbo 4 litre V8 that produces 650hp and 850nm of torque. This output produces a 0-62mph or 100kph time of 3.6s and a top speed of 190mph or 305kph. Sitting on wheels ranging between 21 to 23 inches, the Urus comes with 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steer and adaptive dampers. There’s also a Torsen differential set centrally that allows for a real-wheel bias of 60%, but this can be increased to 85% for a more dynamic driving experience. To aid this car’s ‘super sports’ credentials further a torque vectoring differential has also been added at the rear to ensure tighter cornering as power is sent to individual wheels.

As this is a modern performance vehicle, the Urus follows the growing trend of coming equipped with a multitude of different drive modes. These can be used to express the car’s character and performance in different ways and environments and in Lamborghini fashion, very emotive language has been used. They are known as the ‘Anima’ controls. These come with the standard performance orientated controls that alter power-train, suspension and steering feel: Strada, sport and Corsa. These we have grown accustomed to in other models, but the Urus comes with 3 new, more off-road specific modes: Neve or snow, Terra – land, more for general off-road conditions and finally Sabbia or sand. It is clear then that the Urus has a dual personality like no other performance vehicle. The Urus also comes with the new Aventador’s ‘ego controls’ which are a new addition where the user can alter power-train, suspension and steering independently of one another.

However, despite it being Lamborghini’s (and the world’s) first SSUV, it is said to have usability typical of other SUVs, moreover, all the comfort and convenience you would expect in a premium SUV. It comes with full leather, 18 way adjustable heated sports seats, a very responsive infotainment system with a DAB digital radio and satnav, USB connectivity in the front and rear and a new ambient lighting package with 6 different colours. As a result, it’ll probably be very usable for longer journeys and daily use in addition to 4-wheel drifting on track days.

Now we’ve heightened your interest and whet your palette it’s probably about time to tell you our secret. It should come as no surprise to you after reading the above that EV Hire has ordered and will be very shortly receiving our very own 2019 Lamborghini Urus Rental in London! We’ll keep the spec to ourselves for now, but we can’t wait to receive our second Lamborghini and share it with all of our existing and new customers! More news on this will be coming soon!

If you want to learn more about how to hire a Lamborghini Urus in London, just get in touch




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