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SEP-OCT 2018

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After making its global debut in December 2017 at the Lamborghini factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese, the storied Italian automaker took Urus, its first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, on a whirlwind tour, charging into 114 cities in just four months. From the snow- covered streets of Moscow to the sands of Australia's Bondi Beach, the roadshow was designed to demonstrate the luxury SUV's versatility: easy driving in the city, maximum comfort during long journeys, thrilling super sports car dynamics on the road and track, and versatile off-road abilities in a range of environments. "e Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach based on the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle, the SUV. The Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible, the Super SUV. It is a true Lamborghini in terms of design, performance, driving dynamics and emotion as well as drivable every day in a range of environments," said Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In keeping with tradition at Lamborghini, the name Urus is derived from the world of bulls. e Urus, also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle. e Spanish fighting bull, as bred for the past 500 years, is still very close to the Urus in its appearance. Lamborghini's Urus features a compact front-mounted 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo aluminum engine that optimizes the car's center of gravity. The powerplant strikes an ideal balance between vehicle performance and efficient engine function to deliver one of the highest specific power outputs in its class, and the best weight-to-power ratio. With 650hp at 6,000 rpm, the Urus rockets from 0-62 mph in 3.6-seconds, 0-100 mph in 8.6-seconds, and boasts a top speed of 190 mph. Standard carbon ceramic breaks (the largest ever fitted to a production car) make stop times equally impressive, with deceleration from 60 mph to a standstill in a little more than 110 feet. BULL MAR KET Lamborghini looks to dominate the luxury SUV segment with the launch of Urus Written by Andre James / Photos courtesy of Lamborghini 56 slmag.net

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