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Driven: 2019 Lamborghini Urus – More than you expect

Written By | Dec 6, 2019

NEW YORK — When one thinks of Lamborghini you don’t think of an SUV.  Lamborghini changed all that when they brought out the Urus. It was unveiled at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters, making it the brand’s first SUV since the LM002. Production began in February 2018 and Lamborghini plans to build 1,000 units in the first year of production, and 3,500 in 2019.

These SUV’s are so impressive that even Lamborghini was surprised at the interest in this vehicle.

Others have jumped on the SUV trails, the all-wheel-drive Bentley Bentayga Speed SUV can reach a top speed of 190 miles per hour, which just barely edges out the Lamborghini Urus, at 189.5 MPH, to claim the title of “the world’s fastest production SUV. Others link Rolls Royce and the Cullinan and now Aston Martin with its DBX SUV.

The success of the Urus helped Lamborghini nearly double sales in the first half of 2019. This was exciting news for its parent company is AUDI / VW Group.

There are some shared components from Porsche, Audi but it is absolutely all Lamborghini.

From January 1 through June 30 this year, Lamborghini managed to deliver a whopping 2,693 units of its raging bull on stilts. It goes without saying the Urus was by far the company’s best-selling model in this interval as it managed to surpass sales of the Huracan and Aventador combined. The baby Lamborghini was #2 with 1,211 units, while the V12 beast came in third with 649 cars delivered to clients.

Here are the specifications that are sure to impress anyone.
Engine – V8 4.0 L
Power – 650 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque – 627 lb·ft @ 2,250 – 4,800 rpm

The 2019 Urus starts at $200,000 (MSRP), with a destination charge of $3,995. It gets EPA-estimated 14 MPG combined. Instead of covering your typical car review, we took the Urus on a 6-hour drive from NYC where it’s TV debut was on Fox News’ Fox & Friends. We drove it to Buffalo to see what it was like in the real world. We then took it to an exotics event to get real world feedback from other exotic car owners.

Join us on the this adventure.

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Lauren Fix

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, analyst, author, and television host. A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news and safety issues.