The Lamborghini Urus is a concept SUV soon to enter production in 2017 for the 2018 model year. Its name comes from the urus, the ancestor of modern domestic cattle, also known as the aurochs.
Unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the Urus differs from modern Lamborghini cars in that it does not use Lamborghini's hallmark naturally aspirated V10 or V12 engines. Instead, it uses a newly developed 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 552 hp (560 PS; 412 kW) and 553 ft·lb (750 N·m). Lamborghini claims that they developed the engine themselves, eschewing the idea that it is simply a retuned Audi 4.0L V8 used across the Audi lineup and shared with Bentley in the Continental V8 (including the Bentley Continental GT V8) and Flying Spur V8.
The Urus SUV would be much lighter than some other SUVs due to the extensive usage of carbon fiber reinforced polymer, despite being based on the same platform as the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne, and Volkswagen Touareg. The production Urus will feature a 4.0L Audi twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 584 hp (592 PS; 435 kW) and includes an electric motor with plug-in hybrid capability.
In September 2013, then-Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed the Urus's production, with an estimated 3,000 units produced per year. In 2017, current Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali stated that pre-production models would start rolling off the line in April.
The Lamborghini Urus is one of the 10 original Class C cars, with a starting rank of 1027, a MAX rank of 1267, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1379. The car has only 4 Pro Kit Upgrade levels and receives +54 from Tuning Kits.
The Lamborghini Urus's acceleration can be described as above-average despite weighing as much as 4400 lb (1996 kg). While not lighter than the Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic, the Urus's acceleration is either equivalent to or superior to that of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, another SUV. The Urus, being an SUV, has below-average handling capabilities, but also has a sharper drift radius than some other cars with similar handling. The Urus has a nitro efficiency of 7/12/17.