Lamborghini Urus SUV Crossover Features 670 HP Plug-In Hybrid Engine
The Lamborghini Urus SUV crossover will feature a 600 horsepower Plug-In Hybrid Engine. A Lamborghini SUV has been rumored for years, but it appears that a production model will be ready within the next several years, probably by the end of 2014.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Geneva auto show features the new Lamborghini Veneno supercar that costs $3.9 million. The supercar was developed for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary and Lamborghini’s boss Stephan Winkelmann said that the company will make three Veneno supercars, one in red, white and green (the colors of Italy’s flag).
The Lamborghini Urus SUV was announced back in the spring of 2012, but no one knew the exact details of the engine. Some reports say the Urus will cost over $200,000 USD.
Top Speed explains where the Lamborghini Urus derived its name:
” The urus, also called the aurochs, is an ancient ancestor of the modern day cow, which went extinct in 1627. These things were massive, ranging from 61 to 71 inches tall at the shoulders and weighing in at 1,500 lbs – phew, that’s a lot of quarter pounders. This makes the urus one of the largest bulls ever recorded, which is appropriate, considering the Lamborghini Urus is almost certainly going to end up being the largest to boast the raging bull emblem.”
According to GT Spirit, Lamborghini President Stephan Winkelmann stated if the decision to make the Urus is made “our third model could be the first Lamborghini-powered plug-in hybrid.” World Car Fans says “reports are indicating the Urus will have a V8 engine working together with electric motors producing a combined output of 670 hp (500 kW).”
The biggest negative to the Lamborghini Urus is the price. Porsche also has a SUV but it sells for half the cost, although there’s no plug-in hybrid version and it’s “only” 500 horsepower.
If you could afford a Lamborghini Urus SUV, would you purchase it?