Lambo’s SSUV Is Here and It’s Got a Dedicated Sand Dune Mode

The second S is for 'Super.' So you know it's good.

December 4, 2017 9:00 am

Most owners of the just-revealed 2018 Lamborghini Urus will never race their “super” sport utility vehicle over mountainous sand dunes at nearly 200 miles per hour.

But, if they wanted to, they totally could.

Because in addition to coming preprogrammed with Lambo’s standard Sport, Strada (street) and Corsa (track) driving modes, the luxe five-seater also comes with new off-road modes that include Terra (dirt), Neve (snow) and Sabbia (sand). That’s certainly an addition worth getting excited about — and so are the rest of the specs on the long-awaited Rambo Lambo revamp.

Those would include numbers like a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds, a 0-124 time of 12.8 seconds and a top speed of 190 MPH. All that speed also comes served with a heaping dose of power: the Urus’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 delivers 650 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque.

Lambo SUV (5 images)

The decision to use a turbocharged engine — which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system — was made because Lambo wanted to ensure the 4,850-pound SUV can fire off the line as quickly as one of the marque’s substantially lighter supercars.

“The Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach based on the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle, the SUV,” said Lambo CEO Stefano Domenicali. “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.”

Starting at $200,000, it’s also a true Lamborghini in terms of price. 

As for the aforementioned Sabbia mode, here’s what it looks like in action:

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