2018 Lamborghini Urus: World’s Fastest SUV?!


Before you claim that the Toyota Land Cruiser is the fastest SUV in the world, we’ll just stop you and say that it doesn’t count. It is not stock. Period. Soon enough the current title holder, the Bentley Bentayga W12 (187 mph/301 km/h) may have to step down for the Lamborghini Urus! The Urus is allegedly equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Let’s delve deeper into the matter.

Bentley Bentayga packs 608 PS (600 hp) and 900 Nm (664 pound-feet) of torque, so there’s no surprise as to why this SUV is the one to rule them all. However, the Lamborghini Urus allegedly brings 659 PS (650 hp) and 850 Nm (627 pound-feet) which roughly translates to more than 188 mph (303 km/h) top speed-wise. Hence the nickname ‘Super SUV.’


Thanks to the guys from the ‘Automobile Mag’ we now have a report straight from the racing circuit about the new Urus. During their time at Nardo racing track in Italy, they discovered that the Urus, or the prototype they played with, weighs more than 4,400 pounds (1,996 kg). But even though it is as heavy as it is, the car is just as fast if not faster than the Huracan which is amazing.

Test driver claimed that ‘on the handling circuit the Urus is every bit as fast as the Huracan.’ Folks suggested that this report stems from the official lap times. And we have to admit that this is quite nice considering that the Urus is a heavy and high-riding utility vehicle sharing the MLB Evo platform with other rivals from the SUV segment such as the Audi Q7. On top of that, it costs somewhere below $200,000. Wonderful, right?


But, the story about the Urus isn’t 100% perfect. According to the reviewer, the lack of support for the front seats, the eight-speed automatic transmission and the exhaust note in Corsa mode is what tarnished the almost perfect reputation of this yet-to-be-released vehicle. But in the end, no one can expect much more considering the eight-cylinder engine. It’s not like it is a V10 or V12. And yes, it drains fuel like a Hummer H2 or a stretched black Escalade.

All in all, the amazing thing about the Urus is how it picks up the pace from a standstill. According to Lamborghini, it can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds. However, 3.35 seconds is what the digital in-dash readout says on location. Test driver confirmed that this result was recorded with ‘launch control on duty, live from the grippiest piece of tarmac in the Roman Empire, and in perfect weather.’

Quite amazing if you ask us…