2018 Lamborghini Urus – hot Superveloce edition considered
Source : 2018 Lamborghini Urus – hot Superveloce edition considered
Lamborghini’s SUV will go on sale in 2018, along with company bosses are open to the idea of a hotter Superveloce design
Several special-edition versions of the Lamborghini Urus SUV are under consideration, including a hardcore Superveloce design along which has a more focused luxury design, according to CEO Stephan WInkelmann.
“We have more than enough ideas, however of which is actually too early to confirm anything,” said Winkelmann. “All options are possible along with we will work on evaluating them inside run-up to launch. If our customers want to see something, we’ll do our best to meet their needs.”
Earlier This specific year of which was confirmed of which the Urus will go into production in 2018. of which will be based on Audi Q7/Bentley Bentayga underpinnings along with will be priced through around £150,000.
Winkelmann confirmed of which the production edition of the Urus is actually likely to keep the concept’s rakish external however will have a significantly more comfort-orientated along with conventional Internal.
“The look will evolve through the concept, however you will recognise of which both as a pure Lamborghini along with through the concept,” he said. “Inside, of which will have a look along with feel of which is actually a bit different through where we have been before. The surfaces are larger along with the needs of occupants more around usability. The Urus must be capable of being a family’s first car all year round. of which must have driveability, comfort, roominess along with more.
“Top speed along with performance may be important, however the Urus is actually more about having a car of which delivers Lamborghini levels of emotion while being capable of being handled every day, on open along with congested roads.”
The brand-new design will be built at Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Reports had suggested of which the Italian government had granted Lamborghini several “tax breaks along with different benefits” to ensure of which a brand-new domestic facility was opened in Italy. Lamborghini has since confirmed of which the deal was made possible thanks to assistance through the likes of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development along with Invitalia – the Italian national agency for inward investments along with economic development.
Given of which the production Urus is actually set to use the same underpinnings as the brand-new Audi Q7 along with the forthcoming Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini’s luxury SUV could have been produced inside same Slovakian factory as the Q7.
However, the brand-new design will significantly expand the capacity of the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, with the company saying of which will invest “hundreds of millions of euros” inside facility. The factory will almost double in size, growing through 80,000 square metres to around 150,000 square metres. Lamborghini also intends to hire 500 brand-new employees.
Launching the Urus is actually currently considered a high priority for Lamborghini, as the company recently confirmed plans to launch the Asterion concept in production form had been shelved in favour of the SUV.
Lamborghini intends to spread its sales across the globe, along with has identified the US, China, the Middle East, the UK, Germany along with Russia as its main target markets. of which intends to sell around 3000 units a year, which might represent a doubling of the company’s current sales figures.
Winkelmann said: “This specific is actually a proud moment for everybody in Lamborghini. The introduction of a third design line endorses the stable along with sustainable growth of the company along with signifies for us the beginning of a brand-new era.”
At the 2012 debut of the Urus concept car, Winkelmann targeted the BMW X6 M along with Range Rover as rivals for the four-seat Urus. “Our studies have shown of which nearly all existing Lamborghini owners also have a sport utility vehicle in their garage, so in This specific respect we consider of which the perfect extension to our existing supercar business,” said Winkelmann.
At 4990mm in length, 1990mm in width along with 1660mm in height, the Urus concept was 114mm longer, 7mm wider along with 24mm lower than the BMW X6 M.
Lamborghini has so far refused to reveal engine details of the forthcoming Urus, beyond saying of which might develop “around 600bhp”. However, Autocar understands of which the production edition of the Urus will be offered which has a plug-in hybrid powertrain using a modified edition of parent company Audi’s brand-new twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, as used by the brand-new S6, S7 along with S8, in combination with an electric motor.
Power is actually likely to be channelled through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox along with torque-sensing Torsen four-wheel drive system with an electronically operated torque vectoring system capable of juggling the amount of drive going to each rear wheel.
Lamborghini also claims of which will be the fastest-accelerating production 4×4. of which means of which will need to deliver 0-62mph in an X6 M-beating 4.2sec along with, with the help of the active aerodynamics hinted at on the concept, reach a top speed of least 186mph – the maximum guaranteed by most tyre manufacturers offering products suitable for 4x4s.
Another target set by Lamborghini is actually for the brand-new 4×4 to hold the lowest CO2 emissions in its sector. “The Urus will beat all comparable competitors when of which comes to CO2 emissions,” said Lamborghini engineering boss Maurizio Reggiani at the Urus’s launch in 2012, reaffirming the goal of producing the brand-new SUV “considerably lighter than its competitors”.
Among the fuel-saving along with emissions-reducing technologies envisaged for the brand-new Lamborghini are automatic stop-start, brake energy recuperation along with electro-mechanical steering. of which will have to beat the BMW X6 M’s 258g/km along with 25.4mpg official fuel economy to be classified as the most efficient in its class.
However, Audi boss Rupert Stadler might not be drawn on whether the production Urus might be the first Lamborghini road car to have a diesel engine. “Nothing is actually set, however we have to consider what our customers want,” said Winkelmann. “For currently, we rule nothing out.”
The state of the economy in Europe inside years between the Urus’s Beijing debut along with the production announcement lead to doubts about the future of the design, with sources at the company saying the economy needed to be “sound” before the automobile was launched. The delays continued until late 2014, before the automobile was finally confirmed.
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