Other luxury automakers have done so well with SUVs that Lamborghini is looking to get into the game. The Urus concept demonstrates what a Lamborghini SUV might look like. The name comes from the prehistoric ancestor to our modern cattle. The Urus concept will be on display at Auto China 2012 in Beijing.
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Stressing the fact that the Urus remains at heart a Lamborghini, the company says its engine will produce 600 horsepower, without specifying the configuration. Given current models, we would expect a V-12. At the same time, Lamborghini will target very low carbon dioxide output by reducing weight.
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With a length of just over 16 feet, the Urus is comparable to other luxury SUVs. But Lamborghini kept the overall height down to about 5 and half feet. Given the 24-inch wheels, that makes for a very sleek body.
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All-wheel-drive has become a standard feature on Lamborghini's sport cars, so is, of course, included in the Urus. The ride height is also adjustable to provide greater clearance or better highway performance.
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Lamborghini says an active rear spoiler will aid aerodynamics depending on the driving situation. Also note the four hexagonal exhaust outlets integrated with the rear body shell.
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Lamborghini says it simplified the driver controls, using a simple drive selector on the console and steering wheel mounted paddles to manually shift the dual-clutch transmission. The instrument panel is an LCD that the driver can customize.
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The center touch screen includes usual cabin tech features, such as navigation, audio, and a phone system. The screen shown here includes information useful for offroad situations.
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Helping keep weight low is a material that Lamborghini calls Forged Composite. It makes up the frames of the seats, which have their own unique, multiple pad design.
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Rather than the typical rear bench in an SUV, the Urus uses two rear buckets, giving it seating for only four people.
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A touch screen between the rear seats gives passengers access to entertainment and navigation functions.
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