Beijing 2012: Lamborghini Urus SUV
* Lamborghini Urus SUV concept car * Will be at 2012 Beijing motor show * Production version likely for 2015...
This is the Lamborghini Urus an SUV concept car that makes its debut at the 2012 Beijing motor show.
Lamborghini has a history of building SUVs, having produced the LM002 between 1986 and 1992. It describes the Urus as a very concrete idea for the future of Lamborghini, so a production version is likely.
At 499cm long, the Urus is 14cm longer than a Porsche Cayenne, but its 5cm lower. The body includes a number of carbonfibre elements to keep weight down, while the 24-inch alloy wheels have winglets to improve ventilation.
Carbonfibre is used extensively throughout the cabin, including the four bucket seats, while controls are kept to a minimum, thanks to a large touch-screen system on the centre console.
Lamborghini hasnt revealed any technical details beyond stating that the Urus has permanent four-wheel drive, a dual-clutch transmission and a power output of around 590bhp. That could suggest a tweaked version of the Gallardos V10 petrol engine.