After Porsche and Bentley, it seems like Lamborghini is next in line to follow in the footsteps of having a crossover in their line-up. We know that it is going to be the Urus and CEO Stephan Winkelmann himself has confirmed that the company has at least one prototype of the upcoming model.
Being a Lamborghini, one might think that the Urus will have at least a V10 engine powering the crossover as that is the smallest engine in the brand’s inventory. Unfortunately, it seems that Lamborghini had chosen the turbocharging route as Lamborghini Research and Development director Maurizio Reggiani revealed that the Urus will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine.
Described as the “best choice” for the model, he explained that the “engine must be light and powerful and with the capability with this torque at low revs to allow the car to be ‘elastic’ in every type of condition”. One should not be worried on the power as well as he described the twin-turbo V8 will be the “most powerful in the class”.
Driving a prototype on a racetrack, Winkelmann described to Autocar that he was “astonished” of the Urus as it was “more than any of us expected”, adding that the model was powerful, easy to drive and had very good handling. The Urus is expected to hit the market in 2018 and Lamborghini aims to sell 3,000 units annually.